The Twilight Saga

 

 

 

 

 

   In Your Opinion, Who Were The Best Cullens?

 

 

 

 

Introduction: Stephanie Meyer (author of the "Twilight Saga") was telling an audience that she hadn't included "her personal" family in the "Twilight Saga." As she explained, her family wasn't any thing at all, like the Swans. Her family, she said, was "big" and full of these "wonderful unique characters." And then she said, it just hit me, out of the blue!! "I had described my family to a T. But my family wasn't the Swans, it had been "THE CULLENS" all along!!! And what a family she described. Each member having her or his own special gifts. And each family member, having her or his unique way of loving. But if you were to judge them, which ones do you feel were the very best? 

 

 

 

 

 

A "subjective question" is one that is decided purely on YOUR personal preference. In making the decision, it is only, who or what YOU like that matters. And is not related to any outside influences. Since this question is purely SUBJECTIVE the criteria (criteria: the test on which a judgment or decision is based) is entirely up to YOU!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     White Rose question of the day: List the names of the three "BEST" Cullens in order of your  personal preference. (At the START of the novel Breaking dawn) And explain why you feel that your first choice is the VERY best.

 

    Optional extra credit question: List the names of the three best Cullens at the END of the novel Breaking Dawn.

 

 

 

         As always we sincerely look forward to learning your opinion.

 

 

 

Sincerely, Doc B

 

 

Done-zo bear

 

 

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1;Carlisle
2;Esme
3;Edward
I like Carlisle and Esme, because They really love their children like their own,
Dear Ulfa,
What a great list. As Edward said "If Carlisle is the soul of our family, Esme is it's heart."
Thank you for sharing, Doc

Wow, this is tricky.
1- of course Edward, he's just perfect in every way.
2- Carlise. If it wasn't for him Edward wouldn't be who he is,
and 3- Alice. She's fun, caring and always does whatever she can to help her family.
All the rest have great qualities too, but I think those are my three. and at the end of Breaking Dawn, I think the same, so happy Alice came back.
Dear Cyndi,
A great list. Like you I love Alice. I am so glad she came back too. But after she had been willing to accept deatrh in an attempt to save her brother, I never would have expected any thing less from this wonderful girl. Thank you for sharing, Doc

Dear Nafsi, What a wonderful list. Stephanie really did create the perfect man in Edward.
And all of the other Cullens are such a joy. Thank you for sharing, Doc

Really subjective question! And best according to what? Anyway, I'll try!

Well, I think I would rank Edward first! He is just incredible! The way he would sucrifice his life,his happiness just to save Bella! When he told Jacob that if what Bella wanted was a baby, he didn't mind if she had it with him (Jacob) as long as she was safe, I nearly burst into tears! He is so noble and he cares about everyone! His description from Jacob's point of you as "a burning man" had me so surprised! Even Jacob who hated Edward recognized his greatness!

Second is Alice! I simply love her! She has a unique way of seeing the world around her and she has great insight into people! She lives in her own world and at the same time she lives in the world everyone else lives. The perfect balance! And even though she has no actual family relations with the rest of the Cullens, she loves them so much she would risk her life to save them!

I don't know about the third one! Maybe Jasper or Carlisle. I really can't decide! Jasper is just so mysterious and practical! He's a warrior and he loves Alice more than his own life, too. And Carlisle is so noble! He is a father figure and he represents what goodness is, to his very core!

Optional Extra Credit Question
I think the order would be the same at the beginning or the end of every novel!!
Dear Georgia,
I think that you hit on the perfect example of Edward's greatness. The most wonderful moment in Edward's life was when Bella accepted his proposal of marriage and when she put his mother's wedding ring on.
His relationship to Bella was everything to him AND YET HE WAS WILLING TO LET JACOB MAKE LOVE WITH BELLA SO THAT SHE COULD HAVE A CHILD!! Wow!! What a guy.
Alice is another wonderful choice. She had to suffer so terribly when Edward's leaving meant she lost both her brother and her SISTER!! Alice (Midnight Sun" I AM GOING TO LOVE HER TOO EDWARD!!" Thank you for sharing. Beautifully written as always. What a delight we have Nafsi from Cyprus, and you from mainland Greece. It doesn't get much better.

Thanks Doc, I really appreciate hearing what you think!! I always thought that Alice is a very unique character. For me she's like the fairy godmother! She always knows what's best for everyone and she is determined to do it whether they agree or not!!
Hi Doc,

The best Cullen is Carlisle Cullen.
And he sets the foundation,

I actually could go on and share more on how they all are.
Maybe later I will dive into the discussion more.

EX: Esme is Love. Hard to picture her hunting.
Edward can be tagged as the prodical son!
Jasper and Alice can be tagged as gentiles.

See where this can go?

I appreciate you [all]
Christina

Dear Christina, I think you make an excellent point. If it hadn't been for Carlisle's strength and compassion, none of the other Cullens could have existed. And as Edward said. If Carlisle is the soul of our family, Esme is out heart. Thank you for sharing, Doc
(Charlisle's choice of a nobel family crest was not with out reason) lol Rb

I wasn't sure if Bella (Who married Edward and became a Cullen in BD) or Renesme was included in this so I put them in parentheses, where I think they would go. (Renesme is only once b/c she wasn't born yet)

Start of BD
(Bella)- Risked her life for her child.
1. Carlisle- Kept Bella & the baby alive with his medical expertice
2. Esme- She's very nurturing and very supportive
3. Rosalie- She protected Bella & Nessie through the pregnancy.
4. Emmet- Didn't really do anything significant that I can recall.
5. Jasper- Didn't really do anything significant that I can recall.
6. Alice- She left.
7. Edward- What kind of Jerk face calls his Daddy for an abortion right after his wife tells him she's pregnant! The child's safety should always be put before the spouse's.

End of BD
(Renesme)- She's awesome and brought peace to Bella, Jacob, and Rosalie.
1. Alice- She came back and saved the day.
(Bella)- She protected every one, mentally at least.
2. Rosalie- She can teach Edward a thing or two about being a parent.
3. Carlisle- He's a very good man.
4. Esme- Helped with the baby.
5. Emmet- Didn't really do anything significant that I can recall.
6. Jasper- Didn't really do anything significant that I can recall.
7. Edward- Two words: Horrible Father
Dear KB,
What a great list. I sense that you have some negative feelings about Edward. Like you I was disapointed when Edward told Bella that he was going to have their "child" killed. I can't believe that Carlisle agreed with that. Our Hippocratic oath prevents us from doing that. For 2000 years a physician could only end an un-born babie's life, to save the mother's life. AND ONLY WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE MOTHER. So I think that Edward misrepresented Carlisle's opinion. From Carlisle's "possable abortion" to Edwards "kill the creature."
With the introduction of birth controll pills that standard was changed (physicians who didn't follow the Hippocratic rule prior to 1968, were put in prison for 5 years) Now 40 million un-born American babies have been murdered. So sad. Thank you for sharing, Doc

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