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Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

by Stephenie Meyer

Breaking Dawn Themes

Little Words, Big Ideas

Love

In Breaking Dawn, true love overcomes all obstacles. True love also leaves the characters no choice but to give theirs lives to save the people they love. Bella is willing to sacrifice her life out...

Choices

As with all the books in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn pitches individual choice against traditionally-set rules and group pressure. Throughout the story, the characters decide to trust and to...

Sex

In the Twilight series, sex comes after marriage – at least according to Edward. So when Edward and Bella get married, they make love for the first time. Breaking Dawn links sex and danger, a...

Suffering

Pain and love are inextricably connected in Breaking Dawn. Characters suffer because their love isn't returned, they suffer because their loved ones are in pain, and they suffer from feeling too mu...

Sacrifice

Many characters in Breaking Dawn believe that it's worth sacrificing their lives for what they believe. Jacob is prepared to fight against his own werewolf brothers because he believes that the Cul...

Transformation

Breaking Dawn explores the positive and negative consequences of the characters' transformations from human life to supernatural life. While Leah is strong and her speed is unmatched as a werewolf,...

Warfare

Warfare in Breaking Dawn revolves around war strategies rather than physical combat. The Volturi arrive in perfect formation to intimidate the Cullens. They use several strategies to draw the Culle...

Language and Communication

Breaking Dawn explores the advantages and disadvantages of communicating through thoughts, rather than spoken words. While telepathy is immediate and covers long distances, it also leaves no privac...

Strength and Skill

In Breaking Dawn, mental skills and mental strength prevail over physical strength. Although Bella is physically the strongest vampire in the Cullen family since she's a newborn, her inexperience a...

The Supernatural

In Breaking Dawn, the human and the supernatural worlds meet, which changes the lives of the characters forever. After Bella turns into a vampire, she notices that her human memories are fading in...
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