6 Twilight Characters I Love Or Loathe Even More After Midnight Sun


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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella at prom

I lastly devoured Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun and it’s every part I dreamed of and extra. Over a decade after ending too many Fb posts with #TeamEdward and attempting to make telling my greatest pals “you sparkle like Edward” a factor, this e book was completely definitely worth the wait (shout out to Stephenie’s mother)! We discovered a number of new issues from Edward’s perspective of Twilight, and gained some perception on all the characters. Right here’s how he altered my opinion on a few of them.

Jackson Rathbone as Jasper with Ashley Greene as Alice

Love: Jasper

I’ll begin off with Jasper, as a result of whereas Emmett has at all times been my favourite Cullen (and nonetheless is), Jasper delivers probably the most surprises in Midnight Sun. When studying Twilight I sort of noticed Jasper as a wounded pet. He was the weakest hyperlink; he couldn’t do something with out Alice or one other member of the family standing subsequent to him, he was vulnerable to dropping management each second of every single day, and I simply felt dangerous for him. The movie did not assist, with him continually showing confused and in ache. Midnight Sun reveals fairly the other – Jasper is the strongest. Maybe not bodily as sturdy as Emmett, however higher ready for a combat together with his army background, and Jasper is healthier outfitted mentally and emotionally than the others in Carlisle’s coven. He contemplates killing Bella early on, however that is extra as a consequence of excited about what’s greatest for his household, not out of bloodlust.

Jasper simply shifts to changing into her protector when that’s what’s greatest. All the pieces is calculated for the great and safety of these he loves. We additionally be taught that, not solely can he really feel and manipulate the feelings of these round him, however he also can conceal individuals. When assembly James, Jasper covers himself, Alice, and Bella in a haze of tediousness to make them appear uninteresting so James doesn’t discover them. This looks as if an analogous sort of energy to Bella’s vampire energy defend that’s unlocked in Breaking Daybreak, which may be very attention-grabbing. There’s clearly a lot extra to Jasper than we have been given and I would learn a whole spinoff sequence about him.

Michael Welch as Mike in Twilight

Loathe: Mike

This one’s fairly easy, I hate Mike as a result of Edward does. I’ve seen a number of jokes about how a lot Edward hates Mike and a few are saying it’s extreme, however let’s do not forget that Edward has a direct line to the man’s ideas, so I’m studying Midnight Sun because the true model and Twilight as Bella’s rose-colored glasses model. I suppose Mike aggravated everybody in Twilight, however I didn’t dislike him. His affinity for Bella was cute, although too sturdy, and him being so targeted on Bella that he didn’t discover Jessica’s emotions for him was sort of touching and realistically highschool of him.

I didn’t see Mike’s soar from Bella to Jessica as insensitive, I learn it as him accepting Bella’s very direct “by no means gonna occur” but additionally lastly seeing {that a} shut buddy had been into him for years and being prepared to present her a shot. However Edward reveals us that Mike doesn’t even see Bella as an individual, or trouble to be taught something about her. He simply likes her as a result of she’s shiny and new, and strikes onto Jessica as a result of she’s out there and he’s shallow, which completely kills any and all funding I had in his character.

Christian Serratos as Angela Weber in Twilight

Love: Angela

I can’t say Angela evoked sturdy emotions to start with. In Twilight, she was a pleasant buddy of Bella’s, but additionally simply forged apart. She could possibly be faraway from the e book with out altering the story in any respect. I bear in mind considering the primary few instances I learn it that Angela’s solely goal was to strengthen the case for Bella to stay human. She served as yet another particular person Bella would find yourself abandoning, but wasn’t current sufficient for that cause to stay.

In Midnight Sun, nonetheless, Angela’s persona actually shines by means of Edward’s entry to her interior monologue. She acknowledges the undesirable consideration Bella receives, has not one single detrimental considered Bella, or anybody, and might be the one real particular person in all of Forks Excessive Faculty. In fact, the chapter that seals my love for Angela is Port Angeles. Her concern for Bella’s emotions and security whereas Jessica merely couldn’t care much less makes me wish to hug her. And talking of Jessica…

Anna Kendrick as Jessica in Twilight

Loathe: Jessica

This one stunned me. I at all times favored Jessica. In Twilight, she was a bit of self-absorbed and superficial, however thought and acted precisely as a standard excessive schooler would, so I wasn’t significantly bothered by that. It made the general story extra plausible, as a result of after many years of enjoying highschool college students, the Cullens nonetheless failed to actually discuss or act seventeen, and Bella wasn’t a lot better (although she had the excuse of a backwards relationship along with her mother). Twilight casts Jessica as greater than a gossip. Certain, she was jealous that Edward selected Bella when he wasn’t curious about her, and she or he cared extra about herself than others, however she was nonetheless a buddy to Bella.

Midnight Sun reveals that isn’t the case, significantly the thought “Oh, who cares about Bella?” when she and Angela are discussing returning to the shop in Port Angeles as a substitute of on the lookout for her, or staying in a spot the place she may simply discover them. I actually can’t stand Jessica now. All of her ideas are self-serving and every part about her is faux. She befriends Bella solely to spice up her personal reputation, and is curious about Bella’s life solely as a result of Bella is the focus, not as a result of Jessica has any private curiosity in her. It’s all about what she will be able to get from proximity to Bella, and if Bella disappeared I doubt Jessica could be unhappy.

Nikki Reed as Rosalie in Twilight

Loathe: Rosalie

Whereas Jessica bothers me, I detest Rosalie probably the most. She sucks (not a nasty vampire pun; she’s plain terrible). In Twilight she was standoffish towards Bella, and Edward defined that Rosalie was jealous as a result of she wished to be human. That made sense to me, and whereas I discovered her kind of annoying, I pitied Rosalie as a result of being immortal on this planet of Twilight, particularly the best way the Cullens reside, isn’t so glamorous. She grew softer towards Bella because the books progress, particularly after we discovered how desperately she wished a baby, and I was totally Workforce Rosalie by the tip of the saga – however now Midnight Sun has me questioning that. Within the new e book, Rosalie might as properly be an indignant pre-teen. Her preliminary hatred towards Bella stems from vainness, as a result of she was initially meant to be Edward’s life accomplice and he wasn’t .

Rosalie is commonly described as useless in Twilight, however Midnight Sun amplifies that in a method that’s simply ridiculous. She discovered the love of her life (Emmett) and married him a number of instances, was by no means curious about Edward, but is upset that Edward finds a random human extra enticing? Sufficient to glare from throughout the room, pout with crossed arms, and provides Edward the chilly shoulder like they’re twelve? It is sensible that not less than one of many Cullens would maintain the opinion that Bella is extra bother than she’s price and be upset with Edward for placing them in danger. However to be 100 years previous and have as little emotional management as Rose is not sensible. Refusing to commerce outfits when Bella’s life is at risk is petty and absurd (you are 100, get it collectively). I want a derivative of Rose and Emmett’s love story for readability.

Kristen Stewart as Bella in Twilight

Love: Bella

I was by no means an enormous fan of Bella. Moreover her luscious floral-smelling blood and all of the boys considering she’s stunning, I thought she was completely common and didn’t perceive what Edward cherished about her. Clumsy isn’t cute, and she or he lacks avenue smarts. The man actually talks about eager to kill her for half of their conversations, and she or he’s like cool, come nearer. She regularly places herself in harmful conditions (in what world did she actually consider the Cullens wouldn’t observe her and avenge her dying in Phoenix, eye-roll) and she or he’s downright horrible to Jacob (Workforce Edward for all times, however Jacob deserved higher).

After studying Midnight Sun, I understand that most likely probably the most relatable side of Bella is that she doesn’t love herself. She views herself as odd and undeserving of marvel and magic, which is why we see her that method when she tells the story. Edward sees her as extraordinary and completely imperfect, and I love that we get to see every part constructive about Bella by means of his perspective. We see how she’s prepared to make herself uncomfortable for the comfort of others, how she loves and protects individuals, and the way really good she is. She lets completely anybody into her life, greets them with kindness, offers them the advantage of the doubt, and makes an effort to get to know everybody earlier than forming an opinion. She does not ignore the detrimental features of Mike and Jessica; they do not exist to her. She sees the great in everybody as a result of she’s so fantastic herself.

How did Midnight Sun change your view of the Twilight characters? Who else deserves their very own spinoff? Let me know within the feedback!

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