Friday, September 26, 2008
The most annoying character
DIE, Jacob Black, DIE!
And Bella, honey? If you claim to love Edward so much, stop making him suffer!
My hand is itching to smack both Jacob and Bella. Badly.
Meyer was obviously basing the stupid Bella-Edward-Jacob love triangle on Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. I don't know if Edward is supposed to be Heathcliff or if he's supposed to be Edgar Linton, but there are passages in the book that make me think Meyer is identifying some of Edward into Heathcliff's point of view, even though Edgar was better for Catherine, as Edward is likewise a whole of a hell lot better for Bella.
But, aside from all that, what I remember now about Wuthering Heights is how much I hated Catherine Earnshaw. She was quite possibly one of the most annoying heroines ever (until Bella), and the love triangle between Heathcliff, Catherine, and Edgar was teeth-grindingly irritating and ridiculously overwrought. Until Bella and Jacob came along, that is. Really - can we have the Twilight saga just be about Edward? He is the most compelling, the most noble, the best character. If it weren't for him, I would have stopped reading at page 300 of Book 1. He redeems these books - without him, Bella and Jacob and all the rest would be nothing.
Bella doesn't deserve Edward.
And Jacob Black needs to die a slow, painful death.