Feminism In Twilight Movie

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Twilight is a movie that consists of both fantasy and drama; where Bella and Edward fell in a risky relationship together. In addition, Bella was a normal high school student and Edward was a vampire part of a “vegetarian” family. The movie emphasizes the belief that is demonstrated today of how we should expect the unexpected and true love will last forever. The film’s narrative is about Bella moving into a small town and meets this strange teenager that she wanted to know better. She fell in love with the vampire and they become so in love they couldn’t imagine each other apart. The movie reveals the impossible by showing how a vampire and an average girl can fall in love and sustain a happy relationship. At the start, Edward struggled …show more content…
But, is Bella a good role model? Bella in the movie are great examples of postfeminism. Our class definition of feminism is a movement that supports women’s rights in comparison to men. Based on my observation, Bella compares to the young girl we discussed in class that got kicked out school for being a tomboy. She isn’t interested in clothes or make up, but she choses to be controlled by Edward. In addition, Bella was an odd character that presented the idea that females need a man to complete them. Even more, the movie is a source of education to young girls towards a dangerous lesson of love. As said in Vampires and Vixens, “it is no longer a useful concept and that, instead, women have moved beyond a feminist critique of women as objects.” (Shaw, 290) To add, Bella only found strength through others. She got treated as a child because she failed to have any powers so she was nothing compared to …show more content…
The ladies were having fun picking out dresses but only Bella who couldn’t keep a smile who wasn’t going to prom because she was going out of town. At some point, the boys were staring at the ladies as they giggled but again only Bella recognized them being viewed as objects and whispered “disgusting”. (Shaw, 290)) Women in the media have always been viewed as sexual objects that are there to please men. From the text, Vampires and Vixens it explained that the movie is seen to teach young girls to romanticize sexual violence and the message is directed to young girls. (Shaw, 291) Also, women are encouraged to improve their physical appearance in order to meet society’s requirements. Furthermore, as Bella returned from her trip to the bookstore with Edward her friends did not mind her skipping lunch. Scenarios like these show that men are superior and a women must be beautiful to attract a man in order to be important. Last, this scenario was interesting because it proves to the audience that Bella wasn’t brainwashed like others and that’s why Edward had difficult time reading her

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