10 years after the release of the last film, the saga Twilight has become a cult today. Adapted from the novels by Stephenie Meyer, the films omit many important details that could change the way you view the story and the characters.
If you have seen the films without reading the books of the saga, then you have missed out on many interesting elements around our favorite vampires. Whether on the past ofAlice and Carlisle or the first marriage proposal ofEdwardthe novels are full of details as exciting as each other.
The meaning of twilight in Twilight
This is a detail that only those who have read the books are able to know, yet essential since it explains the name of the saga. In FascinationEdward tells us that twilight (twilight in English) is the safest time of day for vampires to expose themselves in public. We understand why Stephanie Meyer chose this name!
Do not include the past of Carlisle must have brought many fans of the saga to tears. Indeed, the Cullen patriarch is no less than 365 years old when Bella meets him for the first time. In the books, we learn that he was the son of a pastor and that he led hunts for witches, werewolves and vampires. One day he came across a real vampire who bit him. After realizing what he had become, he made a point of not killing any humans.
Bella and her blood phobia
Bella’s aversion to blood has been completely overlooked in the movies and that’s a shame! Already, because it’s damn ironic since she’s dating a vampire, and then it makes the moment when she drinks blood in Twilight, Chapter IV: Revelation, Part 1 even more shocking. In the novels, she describes the bad smell ” rust and salt blood and it makes him want to vomit.
Another element that the writers chose to forget so as not to overload the film: Bella’s job. It’s kind of sad because the heroine has often been portrayed as bland and uninteresting, whereas she has a much richer personality in the books. We then discover that she works part-time in the sports store of the Newtons, the parents of Mike, her classmate.
In the books, Edward encourages Bella to go to college.
Edward’s generosity to Bella seems endless…and it’s even more evident in the novels! Still out of a desire to let Bella explore adult life a bit, Edward fills out applications for prestigious American universities on her behalf. For her part, Bella preferred to go to a local college instead…
Alice is a character much loved by fans of the saga, and when we know a little about her story, we want to adore her even more! When she was young, Alice already had the talent to see the future. A gift that earned her to be locked up in a mental asylum to undergo electroshock sessions and see her head shaved (hence her short hair). A vampire who worked in the asylum befriended her and turned her in order to escape James (yes, the same one who wants to kill Bella).
Jacob is growing very fast in the books
Since his breakthrough in Twilight, Chapter II: TemptationTaylor Lautner aka Jacob Black holds a special place in the hearts of fans. However, the actor’s height doesn’t quite match his character’s height, which is supposed to be very tall. If before his transformation into a werewolf, Bella’s best friend is barely taller than her, he ends up quickly approaching 2 meters in Hesitation. That’s 25cm taller than Taylor Lautner.
Edward’s first marriage proposal
Did you know ? Edward proposes to Bella for the first time in his bedroom in a not very romantic way… In the film Twilight, Chapter II: Temptation, Edward proposes to her right after the argument with Bella and Jacob. In the books, Edward proposes to Bella in her bedroom and Bella thinks he’s joking.
Edward and Bella sit together in the cafeteria
The cafeteria at Forks High School is a very symbolic place for Bella and Edward, and it’s even more so in the books! In Fascination, the two high school students get to know each other by sitting down together at a usually abandoned table. The two characters gradually develop a special relationship, while their mutual attraction appears somewhat hastily in the films.
Bella’s head injury from the accident
Everyone remembers of the famous car accident in the first movie. A van threatens to run over Bella, but luckily Edward runs to the other end of the school parking lot to save her. In this way, she comes out unscathed while in Stephenie Meyer’s book, she is still injured in the head and has to wear a neck brace. A godsend for Edward who tries to discredit her with her version of the facts.
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