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7 Things You Should Know About the Twilight Saga
Its romantic, it’s huge and after the long wait New Moon is coming to the big screen. Welcome to Watchmojo.com and today we’re revealing seven things you may not know about the Twilight franchise.
Number one, the franchise. The twilight films are based on the four award winning and very popular vampire romance novels written by Stephanie Meyer. The story revolves around teenage girl Bella Swan and her move to Forks, Washington to be with her dad. The very mysterious vampire Edward Cullen is unexplainably drawn to Bella. For most of the series, the handsome werewolf Jacob Black competes for Bella's affection and thus the love triangle begins.
Number two, the vampires. The vampires in the Twilight series differ from those in traditional vampire stories. In twilight are unharmed by garlic, holy items or wooden stakes. The have reflections and are able to venture out in daylight. However, their skins sparkles like diamonds when hit by the sunlight which is why the Cullen family has chosen Forks, Washington. It is rarely sunny in Forks. The Cullen clan differs from most vampires as they are vegetarians and have renounced the act of drinking human blood.
Number three, vampire government and laws. In Twilight, vampires are ruled by the Volturi. They are elite vampires who oversee and regulate the vampire population. If their rules are broken, they take action and destroy those who do not obey. They have forbidden the birth of newborn vampire. This is to avoid the creation of armies and because new vampires can’t control their thirst and go on a killing spree which draws attention to the vampire population. It is also a law that humans cannot know about the vampire world. Bella’s knowledge puts her and the Cullen clan in constant danger.
Number four, the werewolves. The werewolves in Twilight are the descendants of a shape-shifter. As such they can take any form though they choose that of a wolf. The werewolves are faster than the vampires extremely strong and heal quickly.
Number five, author’s inspiration. The author Stephanie Meyer has acknowledged that her series takes much of their structure and themes from classic novels such as Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. Meyer said that the idea for the series first came to her in a dream. She admits that her faith as a Mormon has influenced the underlying principles of her stories as demonstrated by the books cover which portrays the forbidden fruit from the book of Genesis. However, Meyer does not admit to promoting values of sexual abstinence or spiritual purity. According to her, the series is about life not death and love not lust.
Number six, the phenomenon. Twilight has attracted a huge fan base comprise primarily by teenage girls. However, the series also has developed a wider appeal as its author has been compared with the likes of J.K Rowling of the Harry Potter franchise.
Economically, Twilight has bolstered the town of Forks, Washington with over 8000 fans making the pilgrimage to visit the book setting each month.
Number seven, the future of the series. Meyer penned a dozen chapters of a companion book to Twilight which retells the events of the first novel from the perspective of vampire Edward Cullen. These chapters have been available on our website for fans to read. Meyer plans to produce similar pieces that reveal the perspectives of the other main characters. After New Moon hits theaters, fans can expect the movie series to continue with adaptations of the last two novels, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.