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New Moon Analysis
Symbols, Imagery, Allegory
What’s Up with the Blank Pages?While reading the book you probably noticed that, following Chapter 3 in which Edward breaks up with Bella, there are some blank pages, merely titled "October,...
Forks, Washington; Volterra, ItalyLike Twilight, New Moon happens during modern times (around 2006). The book mainly takes place in present-day Forks, Washington, with a short trip to Volterra, Ita...
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?
Unlike the title for Twilight, which Stephenie Meyer’s publisher helped to choose, the author picked the title for the sequel. Meyer decided on "New Moon" as a reference to the darkest phase...
What's Up With the Epigraph?
These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and powderWhich, as they kiss, consume.Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene VIThis is one of several quotes from Romeo and Jul...
What's Up With the Ending?
New Moon leaves us with many loose ends and a definite sense of foreboding. Bella sums up her list of serious problems at the conclusion of this novel:My best friend counted me with his enemies. Vi...
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