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Isabella "Bella" Swan
Bella as an “Everygirl”Here's how our narrator Bella describes herself: "I'm absolutely ordinary – well, except for bad things like all the near-death experiences and being so clu...
Edward Cullen is our protagonist vampire and deep love interest of Bella. Though Bella repeatedly describes Edward as angelic, Edward is the first to acknowledge that he has a dark side. When he an...
Carlisle Cullen is an incredibly handsome, conscientious, morally-sound doctor. As patriarch of the Cullen clan, Carlisle started the whole "vegetarian" (no-human) diet. Carlisle is a vampire with...
Esme's role in the Cullen family is fairly straightforward – she's the mother figure, and Carlisle's wife. She joined the family after Edward and presumably before Rosalie. With Renée on...
Alice is Edward's adoptive sister and the most supportive of his relationship with Bella because she knows how lonely he has been. When Bella sees Alice for the first time, she describes her as "pi...
Romantically partnered up with Alice, Jasper is the friendliest Cullen brother to Bella. From the baseball game onward, Jasper is Alice's accomplice in keeping Bella safe while James is tracking he...
Rosalie is a member of the Cullen clan, and one of Edward's adoptive siblings. According to Bella, Rosalie has "a beautiful figure, the kind you saw on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit...
Emmett is one of Edward's vampire siblings. Since Edward is frequently described as the "youngest" of the Cullens, we assume that Emmett looks around nineteen or twenty years old, and we know he's...
Charlie and Renée
Charlie and Renée are Bella's parents, and their marriage didn't last long. Renée hated Forks, and just a few months after Bella was born, Renée left for Phoenix and took baby Bella...
Young Jacob may be Bella's favorite non-vampire friend. He's a Quileute Indian and lives on La Push reservation, not far from Forks. Upon first meeting, Bella is genuinely charmed and impressed by...
James (the Tracker)
As the certifiable villain of the novel, James epitomizes the worst kind of vampire. He embodies the evil that the Cullens have worked so hard not to become. James takes an immense amount of pleasu...
The Forks High Boys (Eric, Mike, and Tyler)
On Bella's first day at Forks High, the first guy she meets is Eric, who eagerly helps her around the school. Bella makes the early call that Eric is a little too clingy for her liking. She seems t...
The Forks High Girls (Jessica, Angela, and Lauren)
The girl that Bella spends the most time with is Jessica. We don't know much about Jessica aside from the fact that she has a crush on Mike, and Edward notes that Jessica's mind is rather boring (h...
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