The Twilight Saga

Psychological underpinings behind Meyer castrating her characters

Edward was the first fangless sparklepire the author created. All others sprang from that well.

That being said...I fully believe Edward is "in the closet", a homosexual in denial.

Not only that, but since I do not believe Meyer intentionally undercut Edward nor any of her characters, I believe she is also in denial regarding Edward's:

  1. lack of fangs
  2. aversion to sexual intercourse
  3. sparkles
  4. and several other heterosexual-questionable attributes

 

I challlenge anyone to dispute or support this belief.

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:)  I remember having this debate.  I have a few counters. 

-- Lack of fangs:  Really not a big deal, fangs are really not important.  She gave them sharp enough teeth to get the job done (breaking human flesh) so I have read her saying that she thought the concept of fangs to be pointless. 

--  Aversion to sex:  Believe it or not there ARE things more important than sex.  Such as the safety and well-being of someone you love.  Now I will give you that a 100+ year old virgin is suspicious, but I think Meyers did that because waiting for your "one true love" is romantic. And given her Morman religious standards her "knight in shining armour (which by the way could contribute to the sparkling idea)" can't have premarital sex, but that would be wrong and not suitable for the romantic lead.  Marriage and purity are both extremely important to the Morman faith.

-- Sparkles:  I think this would possibly be a valid point if only Edward sparkled, but not really valid since all the vampires do.  Clearly Alice/Jasper, Emmett/Rose, etc. were not homosexuals and yet they also sparkled.  

-- Other heterosexual-questionable attributes:  Maybe some examples here would be nice, I really don't see that many.  Remember that Meyers wrote a love story that is really more of a fairytale and I have yet to read a single fairytale where Prince Charming was gay.  Of course not, he usually fell in love with the princess at first sight and they pledged their undying love and lived "happily ever after" (sound familiar...).  

Lets remember that Meyers wrote Edward as her dream man (both literally because it was a dream and romantically speaking) and I do not believe that any heterosexual female would write her dream man to be gay.  It makes no logical sense.  

-Fangs, pointless? Oh, the irony...

-Only a female could hold that opinion.

:-P

No offense, as I have a large amount of respect for you, JJ.

Believe it or not, while it is subtle and covert, the female desire to procreate is actually far stronger than the male desire to copulate.

I have stated my disdain for the Mormon cult on numerous occasions.

-As I stated, all other fangless sparklepires spring from the Edward-well, so that point carries no weight whatsoever when weighed against that supposition.

It has been quite some time, but I have gone in-depth more than once here on TTS about my reasons for believing Edward and the author are in denial about Edward's closet homosexuality. 

 

 

I remember quite well that Meyer wrote Edward as her dream man...that is really the whole point. Insecure women rarely feel threatened by homosexual men. The logic lies exactly there.

-Fangs, pointless? Oh, the irony...

-Only a female could hold that opinion.

:-P

-- Sense Meyers and myself are both female, we happen to have to same opinion on the matter and I still think a vampire having fangs are pointless.  However, that said, I am very aware of the sexual references of vampire "fangs" and I would say that if Edward were to be homosexual his "fangs" would be even more important than if he were hetersexual.  

Believe it or not, while it is subtle and covert, the female desire to procreate is actually far stronger than the male desire to copulate.

-- I agree with you that the female has the stronger desire to procreate than males.  

I have stated my disdain for the Mormon cult on numerous occasions.

--  You don't have to like the Morman faith, however it is important to take it into consideration when looking at the characters that Meyers created because HER beliefs are saturated into the characters. 

-As I stated, all other fangless sparklepires spring from the Edward-well, so that point carries no weight whatsoever when weighed against that supposition.

-- Yes, but Edward could have been special.  Meyers didn't have to make all other vampires sparkle, that easily could have been a "gift" or something special for Edward.  So therefore, it is relevant that the other vampires do sparkle and not only Edward. 

It has been quite some time, but I have gone in-depth more than once here on TTS about my reasons for believing Edward and the author are in denial about Edward's closet homosexuality. 

--  Each time I have read your thoughts of Edward's sexuality I feel like you are missing the romantic side of Edward's celibacy.  I understand that the concept of "true love waits" might seen extremely old fashioned or even ridiculous, but once again I think it is important to go back to the author and HER views on love.  In the Morman faith saving sex for marriage is extremely significant (like majorly significant!!!).  

 

 

I remember quite well that Meyer wrote Edward as her dream man...that is really the whole point. Insecure women rarely feel threatened by homosexual men. The logic lies exactly there.

-- I'm honestly not sure what you mean here.  Are you saying that Meyers (or Meyer's husband) isn't threatened by Edward because deep down she (or they) know that Edward is really gay?   

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