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Symbols, Imagery, Allegory
What's up with the handwriting?In our computer day and age, handwriting often falls by the wayside. If we do use it, our hands hurt and we often frown at our handwriting, because it's so messy and...
Forks, Washington and Jacksonville, FloridaMost of the story plays out in Forks with a short jump to Jacksonville, Florida, where Bella visits her mother.ForksFor Twilight aficionados, Forks has pr...
Romance, Young Adult Literature, Gothic or Horror, Coming-of-Age To learn about the genre of the Twilight saga, check out Shmoop's discussion in our guide to Twilight.
What's Up With the Title?
An "eclipse" occurs when one object gets in between you and another object, and subsequently blocks your view. From Earth, we routinely experience two kinds of eclipses: an eclipse of the moon and...
What's Up With the Epigraph?
Fire and IceSome say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say tha...
What's Up With the Ending?
As the epigraph foreshadows, Bella's world as she knows ends, it seems, in her choice to be transformed into a vampire and to live with Edward happily ever after. But nothing has happened yet. Befo...
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