Bella Swan


Bella’s specialness is tied up in the strength of her love, and the love she evokes in return, and like all classic heroes, this shapes her loss as well as her destiny. Not [sic] matter what she does, Bella seems… Read More ›

Living Death

At the end of New Moon we wonder: Will they be permanently united in living death, as Bella plans? Or is their fate to love and lose each other, which would be, as Bella has already experienced, another kind of… Read More ›

Star-cross’d Lovers

“A pair of star-cross’d lovers” (Romeo and Juliet prologue), Edward and Bella were fated to fall in love. — Rosemary Clement-Moore in Romeo, Ripley, and Bella Swan from A New Dawn edited by Ellen Hopkins