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Symbols, Imagery, Allegory
The Apple"Hey, what's up with the apple?" you may be wondering, especially if you've read the copy of Twilight that has the original cover. That question ran through our heads, too. We thought we w...
Present-day Forks, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona; As far as time period is concerned, all of Twilight goes down in modern-time (technically around 2005, since that's when Meyer originally publis...
Romance; Young Adult Literature; Gothic or Horror; Coming-of-Age When Stephenie Meyer first pitched Twilight to publishers, she called it a "suspense horror romance comedy," and later stated in an...
What’s Up With the Title?
If “twilight” doesn't really strike you as a title-worthy word, well, you're not alone. On her website, Stephenie Meyer explains that “twilight” came from a list of words th...
What’s Up With the Epigraph?
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,thou shalt not eat of it:for in the day that thou eatest thereofthou shalt surely die.(Genesis 2:17)Although Meyer never mentions religion in the n...
What’s Up With the Ending?
The novel ends with Bella and Edward at an "impasse" – they're in a disagreement, and neither is budging. It's a deadlock. Let's take a step back and think about what has happened. First of a...
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