American Literature 5th hour
November 16, 2011
Vampire vs. Werewolf
“Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason… And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.”(Page 514, “New Moon”) This quote is spoken by Edward Cullen in the novel “New Moon” written by Stephenie Meyer. The debate of “Team Edward” and “Team Jacob” has been on fire since the first Twilight book, only to become more crazed as the films came out. Although both have good qualities, the best choice for Bella is clearly Edward. Edward proves to be the better choice by his self-control, how he proves his love to Bella, providing a better future and environment for her, and his wisdom and creativity. Starting off, a very important part of Edward is his self-control. “It was impossible… to stop. Impossible. But I did”(Page 460, “Twilight”). This is Edward speaking of having to stop drinking when he needed to suck the venom out of Bella’s blood; regardless that once vampires get a taste of blood it is torturous to stop. “I wanted to kill you; I’ve never wanted a humans blood so much in my life”(Scene 11, Twilight). Edward thinks of her like a lion thinks of his next prey, nevertheless he does not kill her. “It’s like a human only living on tofu, keeps you strong but never fully satisfies… it wouldn’t be like drinking your blood for instance”(Scene 13, Twilight). Admittedly, Edward wants to have Bella’s blood, just like other vampires; however his VanSickle 2
self-control sets him apart from the others. “Sam was angry, lost it for a split second, Emily was standing too close. He can never take that back. What if I got...