Movies dating violence
I would assume due to the other errors that this is an opinion article.
(Possibly a fraud) I agree with many of the opinions in this article Hi Alla - This is a blog with my perspective based on a Ph. in social psychology and twenty years of writing about psychology in pop culture.
When Bella learns that Edward was only in Port Angeles (in the first movie) because he followed her there, she was appreciative for being saved from attack by random dudes, but does not seem to notice that it is stalking behavior.
Edward continues to treat Bella in ways that mark him as a jealous, potentially violent predator. Since the Victorian era, vampire legends have been part of pop culture.
For more information about relationship violence, my book "Voices of Hope: Breaking the Silence of Violence" is now available on and other major online bookstores (co-authored by Pamela Lassiter Cathey). Not opinions and does not draw assumptions/conclusions or make correlations without a studie/ reliable reference.
After he decides that he wants her, he's quick to get her alone, and for the rest of the series he constantly shields her from any other interactions, including from her father and friends.
Edward consistently forbids her from seeing Jacob (a potential rival), and he even sabotages her car so that she has no avenue of escape. Next, the use of coercion to accelerate the development of closeness is another common warning sign of abuse.
But, thanks for reading and I'm glad you agree with me on most of my points! Otherwise, you'll get the idea about it being about consumerism rather than friendship/ relationships.
The movies play up the consumerism alot more than the series. I have sisters who are the right age to be reading this stuff so I read the first "Twilight" book. Reading this and listening to the number of girls (and women) who think this is romantic, I begin to understand the prevalence of abuse in this country. Vampirism is just a vehicle for really deep questions she asks through her books, and though there's narcissistic vampires they don't deal with mortals the way Meyer does.