Friday, May 23, 2008
TWILIGHT DEBATE (PART 1)
As we all know Twilight is a wonderful fantasy about a love between vampire and human. Summed up pretty well for the series don’t you think! But when we think about the characters involved it is often debatable who works better for Bella. Is it Jacob, the warm, trusting best friend whom she loves dearly? Or is it her first love Edward, who sends shivers down her spine, a real romantic who will always love her right back?
So this is where Blind Sisters came in and formed the Twilight Debate. Helsinki prefers Jacob, however jinx prefers Edward. But who do you choose? In this debate there are 20 questions (the last being your own opinion) and through these question Jinx shall answer for Edward and Helsinki shall answer for Jacob and maybe then we can all decide who we all truly love in the end, and who is truly right for Bella.
1. Whose personality suits Bella more?
Bella needs all the love in the world she can get. From being in such a foreign place she needs someone to protect her, to love her and to take her mind off some things that might seem daunting by being her friend. I think that Edward is right for her because he makes her smile, her heart flutter, her mind be so distracted. Have you ever been so happy that you puff up your chest and you smile like a Jacko lantern? Well this is what Edward does to Bella! They are both willing to do so much for each other that their relationship is on a more mature basis. When Bella is around Jacob there’s stress upon her, yes he makes her laugh but surely that’s not enough.
2. Who is a more humane character?
Edward to me seems like the more humane character because to be that sort of person you have to be compationate character. i think edward is as well as mature and being mature lets you release these feelings and suits bella more. bella needs a humane person of course. a compationate and kind person is needed in her life and edward was like that from the start (of course after he was over trying to not eat her) and was protective, kind and a good friend and beau.
3. Who is more passionate?
Edward is more passionate because of his old fashioned behaviours as a male. From being so old on the inside he is wise, he is strong and he can woo Bella far more effectively then Jacob. Jacob is immature, he’s silly and he is far too young in his mind for Bella. Edward can recite poetry, kiss her in a respective yet passionate way and hold her in such a warm way even though he is designed to be cold.
4. Who would be better in Bella's future?
Jacob is yet to develop his control over being a werewolf. He is the classic idea of an arrogant male in the human world. He has his friends and something else important to occupy him and because of his young mind we can all suppose that Bella will soon be left behind. Especially when he hasn’t imprinted her. What if she’s not the right one? Then she would feel like she wasted her time with him and for what? Nothing. With Edward we know he will always be with her. If she doesn’t turn into a vampire he doesn’t care he’s not pushing her so to him it’s not an issue. Its only Bella’s choice in the end if she wants to. And to bind the relationship even more Edward wants marriage which is proof that he’s serious about a future relationship to last as long as possible
5. Who is physically stronger?
There is no telling who the stronger one is. Edward can crush anything he wants in the palm of his hand. Jacob can self heal and has the powers of a werewolf which is undeniably strong, but I think what is interesting is the fact that Edward will be more useful in his powers to protect Bella more effectively. In my opinion Edward is sure to use his powers to his advantage, what I worry about is that Jacobs powers can be dangerous, even in his hands. If he is the stronger one how can we know that he will use them for good always?
6. Who is mentally stronger?
I defiantly believe that Edward is mentally stronger. He can control his mind to read others, block out everything else and make wise decisions. I believe that Jacob isn’t because he has yet to learn his powers and by learning powers there comes a massive amount of strength in the brain. What has to be controlled is his anger which can be so hard, especially for him who becomes a werewolf by expressing anger.
7. Who 'warms' Bella's heart more?
There is no denying that Jacob is the warmer person on the outside but I believe it is Edward’s personality, and love especially that warms Bella’s heart. There is no need to touch if you have such a wonderful gift to give (his heart and love). Jacob can offer physical warmth but sometimes a cuddle might not be enough to warm the heart. Just to warm the body. There is no proof that Jacob can give such a large gift without wanting to give to someone else; he is very young and might find someone else out there.
8. Who has more the right to inhibit Forks/La Push?
Edward has just as much right as Jacob has. Jacob’s background as them being the original settler doesn’t mean that the decision should be made over that. As we all know the treaty was made and keeping to that allows both parties to stay without one being superior over the other. They are both able to have the same education, same space between then etc.
9. Who is safer to be around?
Edward! Jacob is still learning and yes he did promise to not ever hurt Bella but doing and saying are 2 completely different things and love just isn’t enough to help him control his power. We all know this because there is proof of Sam and his girlfriend. The slash permanently making this beautiful woman scarred for life is just one of the reasons why being with a werewolf can be so dangerous. How do we know Jacob won’t be the same?? Edward has more experience, he is wiser and there is proof when Bella and Edward attempt to have a sex. He was controlled and was ready to try; we all know that if he couldn’t control himself he would stop as he has done so many times before.
10. Who is the more appealing kisser?
Jacob is the classic young boy. Too enthusiastic, sloppy and pushes for things that Bella doesn’t want. Edward is careful, sends shivers down Bella’s spine, makes her feel in such a way that’s unexplainable. It’s sexy, yet respectful. It’s intense, yet safe because he knows what he’s doing. It’s forceful with the approach, yet soft with the touch and never pushing for more.
11. Who is more attractive?
I don’t know about you but I don’t like long hair on guys. Especially the length they explain for Jacob. So not sexy. What is sexy are sharp features with emphasis on the eyes, his pale skin that’s so smooth and looks like silk. I think that vampires are sexy. It’s proven in so many stories that vampires are the sexy ones. Do you see any erotica books with werewolves on the front cover?? No I didn’t think so! (I work in a bookshop I’m allowed to mention erotica!)
12. Who has a better mode of transport?
If we were just talking about Bella’s safety then isn’t it logical that the car is the better mode of transport? Do you know how many injuries Bella had when she rode the motorbike? When she rode the motorbike she was forced to lie to her father. Lying to her father was a bad trait and not a part of her personality. With the car comes trust, safety and come on....it’s a hot car!
13. Who dresses better?
Hmm weighing up clothing that’s stylish yet formal (Edward) and...No clothes (topless Jacob) hmm it’s difficult but believe it or not I would go with Edward once again. Not because I have to but because he truly does dress better. In terms of clothing at least he doesn’t come across cocky to others. If you didn’t know he had a temperature problem then you would think that. At least you can take Edward out in public!
14. Who has a better family?
Edward has a wonderful family that works together and respects everyone for who they are. They come from all over the world and so therefore have learnt the wonderful gift of acceptance in all people. They aren’t discriminative against others because they’ve grown up with people so different. Jacobs’s family is pro Indian. They discriminate against other people and although they are a tight community that are full of love and happiness they find it hard to accept others into their community. If Bella becomes a vampire then she will be immediately accepted to the Cullen family...as a family member.
15. Who has better powers?
Edward has better powers because he can read peoples’ minds. And I’m talking everyone’s with Bella as an exception. And it’s better that way because it makes their relationship more open. A more normal relationship that both Bella and Edward desire. How inconvenient for Jacob. He can hear the thoughts of his clan and they can hear him. Ever heard of privacy!
16. Who does Bella have more fun with?
Bella’s idea of fun is different to what mood she is in. When Edward left her idea of fun was a bad approach. Hurting herself to make her feel better. And strangely this is where she meets Jacob. Stupidly he doesn’t do much to help her “heal” in many ways except help her lie to her dad. And yes he is some sunshine in her day. She needed someone taking her mind off Edward and Jacob was perfect for the job, but when Edward returns she goes back to him. I believe this is proof that she obviously has more fun with him and therefore loves him more and deserves him more because she goes back to him when she’s experienced such a different feeling with Jacob.
17. Who gives better gifts?
This is a difficult one because I don’t read books twice so I can’t remember much about these gifts but I think the greatest gift the boys could have given Bella is to make her happy. She didn’t like gifts so Edward made the CD. Making her feel such love with the effort he put into it was so romantic and so beautiful. Giving her the charm as a diamond was even more romantic because of the sentimentality of it and the fact that it took over Jacobs wooden wolf (proven in the book) was clear evidence they’re better.
18. What temperature is better?
This also depends on the situation and usually I would choose being warm but I do take a liking to winter over summer. Summer makes you sweat it makes you sunburn. Winter allows you to curl up in front of a fire. Cuddle up to your loved one and lets you dream of wonderful things. Summer is the time for fast moving events, rebellious acts and often dangerous attempts to stay cool. Winter makes you spin around to get warm and make you laugh because it makes you dizzy.
19. Who has the worse original transformation?
Three days of constant pain may seem like it is the end of the vampires pain but truly it is not. Once a newborn vampire you are constantly hungry you are constantly angry and you often lash out at your loved ones. It takes so much pain and suffering to become someone so strong that you can be a successful vegetarian vampire (of course) when you think that’s enough pain there is the part that you will never look like your true self again. You will be this beautiful person but you will be ridiculed for your beauty because someone so beautiful can often look quite frightening.
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