Harry Potter vs. Twilight
Neither can live while the other survives. See ya, Edward.
For at least a year, or maybe even more, there has a been huge controversy over the one simple question: Harry Potter or Twilight? For me, I’m totally Team Potter, but I’m sure a lot of other people would rather be dreaming about the mesmerizing, sparkling vampires and strong werewolves than the complex storyline written by J.K. Rowling. But, there are some things to consider.
First of all, it all goes down to the matter of values that go way beyond the story’s plotline.
Let’s start off with Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight”. The whole series mostly focuses on the eternal love of Bella Swan and her sparkly Romeo. But when you really look into it, it’s pushing the characters into crazy obsession and stalking. Bella then abandons her friends to focus only on her boyfriend, and gives up her life friends and family just to be with him forever. Twilight encourages young teenagers, girls in particular, to have no friends and aspirations and to just wait for their “Edward”.
The “Harry Potter” books also focus on the meaning of love, but it a totally different way. Harry’s story encourages love for all humankind. We are taught about true sacrifice, true friendship and the true meaning of love. But most of all, we are taught that life isn’t always easy. Harry and his friends sacrifice themselves and use their love for their family and friends to do anything for the common good. The main female characters in these books didn’t give up all of their dreams for a relationship.
It is clear to see which message the novels are sending out is superior. Sure, read about the vamps, but think about your reading first.