Just thinking about Twilight recently-trying to put into words how absolutely awful it is, to no avail- when I was struck by sort of a revelation. As Twilight has shown us over and over again, it wants to be “Romeo and Juliet”- to the point of direct comparison; having read “Romeo and Juliet” about 3 months ago (in english class), something dawned on me.
Twilight was “Romeo and Juliet”, everything was the same, the relationships in both books were identical.
But the message and tone is where the difference is made. As “Romeo and Juliet” was in fact a cautionary tale; essentially telling the story of two teens who end up killing each other and destroying the lives of all around them, due to the nature of their relationship, which was biased mostly on lust,immaturity, and impulse, with no actual chemistry or reason. “Romeo and Juliet” was what NOT to do in a relationship; yet it seems to have the most misaimed fandom in the world
And that’s exactly what Twilight feels like; a poorly written fanfic that completely misses the point of the original work, and takes itself seriously- when it shouldn’t.