You either love Twilight or hate it. I love it, but for very different reasons than your typical fangirl who sleeps with a Team Edward pillow and has pledged her virginity to Robert Pattinson.
The author of this sparklepire saga reportedly explained some of fans’ burning questions when it came to details of the series.
Every wonder why the name Edward was used?
“While trying to choose a name for the dashing ‘veggie’ vampire, author Stephenie Meyer was looking for something traditional and romantic. Edward was a perfect choice as it belongs to two great literary romantic heroes, Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Mr Ferrars in Jane Austen’s Sense And Sensibility.”
How about where she plucked the name Isabella from…
“After Stephenie had finished writing about Bella’s journey, she felt she loved her much like a daughter. So when the time came to name her lead character, what could have been more fitting than the name she’d saved for a daughter of her own, Isabella?”
That answer sounds a bit odd. Wouldn’t she have had to START the book with the name Isabella? Don’t question the crazy machine Cara. Even the Volturi surname was explained.
“‘Volturi is the Latin word for vulture, a predatory bird that feeds on decaying flesh. The name is a perfect match for the sinister and high-powered Volturi Coven who, unlike the Cullens, feed on human blood, as well as overseeing the vampire world from their base in Volterra, Italy.”
As for werewolves imprinting…she took that idea from ducklings.
“When a werewolf imprints on their soulmate, the two are eternally connected through love and a desire to protect each other. Stephenie has explained that her inspiration for this concept came from the behaviour of ducklings. A new-born duckling very quickly develops a powerful instinctive bond towards the first moving object it sees, which in most cases is their mother.”
And the sparkle factor…
“This was an unusual idea as in previous tales, vampires were destroyed by sunlight, not illuminated by it! Stephenie decided that sparkling skin could be used as a means for the vampires to lure in human prey. As well as this she has explained that sparkling vampire skin cells are ‘hard and reflective like crystal’ and therefore unbreakable and protective.”
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