November 5, 2008
Edward Cullen vs. Jacob Black
In the Twilight series, by Stephenie Meyer, two contradicting characters, Jacob Black and Edward Cullen impact the life of a protagonist named Bella Swan. Bella is a typical human teenager who moves to Forks, Washington, unexpectedly finding her life twisted in an immortal society she never thought existed. Eventually, she falls in love with Jacob Black, a callow werewolf, and a “one-hundred year old” vampire, Edward Cullen. Like in legends and movies like Underworld, werewolves and vampires clearly don’t mesh well together. Despite their distinct and conflicting personalities, their motives are the same.
Edward Cullen is an orphan. His metamorphosis occurred shortly after his birth; his mother begged Carlisle Cullen to take care of him because she knew she was going to die. Carlisle an empathetic vampire doctor who decided to take Edward in as his son, so he mixed his blood with Edward’s in order to change him into a vampire. The wealthy Cullen Coven consists of six orphaned vampires; each whom have suffered near death tragedies. They grow extremely slow; Edward was born in 1901 and is presently seventeen years old. Edward’s skin and blood are ice-cold. To the human eye, he is considered beautiful with is fair, furtive skin, which sparkles when exposed to sunlight. It’s not essential for him to sleep, eat food, nor breathe, but feed on animal blood by routinely going on hunting raids and utilizing his accelerating speed.
When Bella first caught sight of Edward, she was enraged with curiosity. He grew more and more mysterious as she analyzed him day after day. At times, Edward was rude to society because he thought them to be boring as he encroaches upon their gossiping minds. Since Edward could read everyone’s mind within a few miles except Bella’s, he became intrigued. When she sat next to him in Biology class, her blood smelt so tasty, he was forced to avoid her. Fortunately, the...