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Twilight: A Dangerous, Hidden Problem

By ZeeBYoung, Coatesville, PA

By now everyone has read or heard of the Stephanie Meyers Twilight Saga. Both the author and the series has been well praised, Stephanie Meyer being compared to Anne Rice, and the series being compared to the J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and I can see why. It has romance, action, suspense, and rivalry. However, does it unintentionally send girls the wrong message? I believe so.

Let me break it sown for you. Bella Swan is portrayed as a girl who's clumsy, can't take care of herself very well, is easily hurt, and always needs protecting, most of this protection coming from either Edward or Jacob. But one her more annoying traits is she's very dependent on other people. When Edward left in New Moon, she acted as though she simply couldn't function without him for several months, and only somewhat came out of this whenever she was with Jacob.

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