Reaction Paper on Twilight Versus Harry Potter

Topics: Vampire, Stephenie Meyer, Blood Pages: 3 (895 words) Published: February 10, 2013
Twilight: A unique flaw

Novel writing requires imagination, creativity and talent. In fiction writing, there has to be consistency in the “character, description, experiences, background, behavior and actions of the character”, says Elizabeth Young, a London-based literary critic and author. Consistency, as defined by David Farkas in his study entitled The Concept of Consistency in Writing and Editing from the College of Engineering Scientific and Technical Communication Program, University of Washington, Seattle, is the “orderly treatment of a set of linked elements, and it is a necessary characteristic of polished, highly readable prose.” Young says either consistency or explanation is required for the time frame, scene and setting, motivations and all other aspects of who, what, when, where, how and why. It helps to imagine fictional scenes as theatrical stage set, where a stage setter or grip insures that each and every item is exactly where it should be from scene to scene.

In Twilight, transformation from human to vampire is described as being “the sharpest memory they have of their human life.” A human is bitten, and venom from glands inside the vampire's mouth is injected into the bloodstream. Depending upon how much venom is in the bloodstream, and how close the venom is until it enters the heart, the transformation could last anywhere from 3–5 days, but it is interesting to note that if directly injected into the heart this could go down to 2 days. During this time, the human will endure indescribable pain. Once the venom is injected, it is described as being the beginning of the greatest pain you will ever understand. The venom then has to make its way all through the body. Next through the heart, and it will pump again and again in the heart until it starts meeting itself in the veins. Then it will burn all the veins until the heart stops beating. It moves slower than blood because it’s thicker. Each beat of the heart can only push...
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