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This essay looks at the difference in the connection between the three main characters in the four Twilight Saga books and likewise the three main characters in the first four books of The Southern Vampire Mysteries. It looks at the two main girls in each series from a feministic point of view, how they cope with the temporary and permanent end of their relationships.
In the first chapter the history of the vampire legends and vampire fiction is looked at, followed by a closer look on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga and Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries. The fourth chapter compares the girls’ reactions to when their significant others leave, be it for short term or the long term. The fifth and sixth chapters look at the Byronic hero and feminism. This essay relies heavily on the four Twilight Saga books and the first four books in The Southern Vampire Mysteries, as well as articles from True Blood and Philosophy and Twilight and Philosophy, not to leave out Christopher Frayling’s Vampyres. Lord Byron to Count Dracula and Jean Marigny’s Vampires, Restless Creatures Of The Night along with a few internet articles.
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