But before I begin let me tell you that I'm not one of those crazy fan-girls spread all over the world who day-dream about a seemingly perfect vampire lover-boy.Well let's be honest I used to be infatuated with this larger-than-life,imaginary character once.But that lasted for a very brief period of time.I'm a dreamer alright but that doesn't mean I entertain the idea of having ludicrous fantasies for too long.
Anyway let's come to topic now.
Even if you are someone who likes to keep himself/herself far far away from the world of books,novels and contemporary literature you are bound to have heard about Stephenie Meyer's best-selling phenomenon-The Twilight Saga in short.
Just in case you haven't-click on the link given above.I'm not in the mood for summarizing the story and its contents.
For the already enlightened ones(which,no doubt,most of you are) I'm sure you're already aware of the existence of numerous Twilight flame sites,blogs and similar such groups on social networking media and so on and so forth.Now incidentally the majority of Twilight haters happen to be men.
And that's really fine.'Cause it's a free country and you are free to like what you like and hate what you hate.
But a simple question-
Have you read the entire series created by Meyer?
If the answer to this question is No then-
Have you read even one book included in the Twilight saga?
If the answer to this question is No as well then here's what I have to say to you-
You are in no position to judge a book or its characters without ever having read it.
Yes yes obviously these days you have sites like wiki and about.com which can provide you with details on any subject in the world within a matter of seconds.But that is simply not enough.
You can't form an opinion about a book without ever having read it.
Oh so you might have watched the movie.I'm sad to hear that.You must have suffered.
But then most movies which are inspired from novels fail to do justice to the original story and the Twilight movie was a notable example of such a case.It was nothing short of a disaster with the pathetically slow screenplay,lead pair's lack of any real chemistry and the female lead's monotonous acting or lack thereof.
So watching the movie is not a fair way of judging the story.
If you want to hate Edward Cullen and the books this much....why don't you read them and gain sufficient ground to strengthen that hatred first?That would make you appear less stupid.
Yes this part of the post is directed towards those who have jumped on the 'hate-twilight' bandwagon without having read any of the books.
That aside if you have already read the books and then came to such a conclusion then that's quite okay.
But I'd love to know the reason why you hate Twilight or Edward so much.Really.
What did he do to incur the wrath of the entire male population?
-Be utterly and dazzlingly beautiful?
-Be the perfect lover to his woman?
-Be an invincible vampire with superhuman strength and special abilities?
-Be perfect in short?
Is that why all men hate him so much?'Cause no matter which way you see it such a man cannot exist in reality.The very concept of Edward Cullen is out of this world.
Or is there a more simple reason behind the unpopularity of Edward among men?
Is he hated because of the fact that women idealize him as their perfect partner?
Is it 'cause of the fact that no matter how much one tries no man can compete with his image?
Is jealousy the answer?
Yes I think so.
Childish isn't it?
If men can go ga-ga over Batman,Superman,Justice League,Don Corleone,computer games and Fight Club then where exactly is the wrong in a woman adoring Edward Cullen?
It does not necessarily mean they're looking for an Edward to date in real life.Nurturing such a dream would be a highly unrealistic and immature thing to do.
As far as I'm concerned....my thoughts on Twilight and Edward are a bit out of the ordinary.I'm quoting a brief part from my earlier post on this subject to let you know what I mean.
.........I have been able to see the imperfection in the seemingly perfect love story.Rob Pattinson's acting made me realize what a chauvinistic,imperious and domineering man Edward Cullen was.Throughout the entire series he kept making the rules of Bella's and his relationship and a demure Bella had to obey.Wanna know why she did that?-'Cause she was hopelessly in love with this physically beautiful person,hopelessly in love with his perfection and ashamed of her own ordinariness.And though it's not quite apparent in the books,Edward continued to exploit this attitude of hers.When HE decided that it was dangerous for him and his vampire family staying anywhere near his beloved Bella he dumped her without ado and vanished from her life.When HE learnt from another source that Bella had committed suicide out of depression(which she actually hadn't) he set out to throw his own life away to punish himself for causing Bella's death or maybe showing off to the rest of the world what a genuine lover he was!He even made rules on how much physical they should get(he insisted that if he got too intense he might end up hurting her 'cause he was a vampire and Bella was a simple human).When he left Bella he hardly cared for the fact that in the process of trying to keep her alive he was inflicting a different kind of death on her.But the moment he 'realized his mistake' he came back to her with the pathetic excuse that he would have come back eventually 'cause he couldn't stay away.And poor Bella-poor human,ordinary and unremarkable Bella had to welcome him back into her life with open arms 'cause well..what better option did she have?She was way too much in love to stand upto him and show him his rightful place.If you hate Edward Cullen for similar such logical reasons then you have my respect.
Throughout the series it was Bella who got hurt the most.Her body and her heart-Edward injured both.And it's hardly fair,right?
So after this realization hit me I was disillusioned with Edward Cullen forever.
P.S: I watched New Moon recently and although it didn't do much to leave any kind of impression the presence of Taylor Lautner was more than enough reason to sit through it.The wolf pack scenes aren't all that bad.The sequel is better than its predecessor.
So before dissing New Moon do try watching it first.