A.P. Comp.
17 December 2008

Inspired by Bella Swan

“Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved. Noble,
even. That ought to count for something,” says Isabella Swan, the leading female role in the hit book series “Twilight,” by Stephenie Meyer. The character of Isabella, dubbed as Bella, was created to be an unselfish, strong, and vulnerable young woman. Having found herself at the tender age of 17, Bella was anything but the typical teenage girl. Her mind was of a care taker, a mother, if you will, while her heart reacted to life as a seventeen year old girl’s would. Bella’s character, and the way she was made to look at life is inspirational. While reading “Twilight,” I became inspired by Bella’s character, and began to think differently about the way I looked at life, and the decisions I made. I caught myself replacing Bella’s character in Twilight with my own self, and thinking about how I would handle the situations she’s going through.   I realized the reason I was doing this was because I admired Bella, and I wanted to have the good qualities that she had of being unselfish, strong, and vulnerable.
Every decision Bella Swan made in her life was anything but selfish. She’s been putting everyone before herself all her life. Her mother divorced her father when she was still a young child, and she’s been the care taker since. “Twilight,” starts with Bella finalizing her decision to move to Forks, Washington to live with her dad, while her mom and new husband Phil traveled around the country for major league baseball opportunities. Bella’s made this decision based on her mother’s happiness. It is stated in the book that Bella didn’t want to “hold her mother down,” when traveling to different states, and always having to switch high schools. She thought of her mother’s future before her own, and decided to live with her dad who she hardly knows.   This is an example of one of Bella’s unselfish decisions which inspired...