Twilight Analysis

Twilight Literary Analysis
Sociology 105
February 3, 2011

Twilight Literary Analysis
Twilight is a new age Vampire romance series that has affected the way society views vampires. This book is about a seventeen year old girl named Bella whose mother remarried, so Bella moved to Forks, Washington with her father. Bella is attracted to the most handsome young man in town named Edward Cullen, who is actually a vampire. Bella falls in love with Edward and wants him to turn her into a vampire so that she can spend the rest of her life with him. Edward refuses because he doesn’t want to deprive her of living life as a human being. Edward and his family continually protect Bella from a pack of evil vampires that want to kill her.
Author’s Background  
Stephanie Meyer was born in Connecticut, and attended Brigham Young University. Her religious denomination is Mormon. Meyer is a housewife with three sons.   Stephanie Meyer is best known for her popular four series vampire romance.
Differences between Twilight and other Literature in this Genre
The Twilight story differs from other vampire romance literature based on its characterization of vampires. In other books vampires are depicted as evil and monstrous. Vampires are known to be carnivores that thrive on sucking humans’ blood. They are said to be nocturnal and sleep in coffins all day. In the Twilight series the Cullen family vampires are viewed as vegetarian vampires that only suck animal blood. The Cullens never sleep, and unlike other vampires they resist sunlight. The children attend high school and the father works as a doctor.
Cultural Significance
Twilight’s cultural significance is based on the spiritual beliefs of the Mormon religion. This book does depict any sex related scenes. None of the teenagers in this book participate in any sexual scenes. In the Mormon religion it is believed that marriage and family are eternal and last forever even in the after-life. The entire Cullen family is shown...