Team Edward vs. Team Jacob
Team Edward is represented by Paula from The Phantom Photographer who is now taking over this blog.
Edward – The Vamp from the Saga
Written By Paula aka The Phantom Paragrapher – www.thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.com
Edward, Oh Edward. Where for thou Edward? The age ol’ debate of whether you are standing on the Team Jacob side or the Team Edward side is about to get heated as I stand forth to let you reader’s be well-aware of why you should choose Team Edward over Team Jacob.
, supposedly born 20 June 1901 is what some call “The Cold Ones”, but we know him mostly as a Vampire. One that shines and sparkles in the sun rather than frizzles up and gets sunburnt like some of us mere mortals do after spending a long day in the sun without sunblock.
“As the Lion fell in love with the lamb” and “Your Blood is like Heroin” – two quotes that are used in Twilight to describe the way Edward reacts to Bella and then the way he describes himself as for a Vampire hunger for blood especially human blood is strong , it’s their survival mode . His experience with wanting Bella can be only described as romantic longings and though he really wants to be with her , he shows a side of himself that is not only chivalrous but also tries to warn her that he is not good for her , another quote is “what if I’m the bad guy? “. Edward displays characteristics of a true man as he does not pussyfoot around with her emotions and he tells her up straight that he being with her is liked feeding a drug addict, it is at this point – he has given her an opening to say Yes I’ll continue seeing you or the choice to say No.
Every girl dreams of having a romantic boyfriend, one that will recite her poetry, play her music, protect her from danger. Edward Cullen is that guy; he recites Romeo and Juliet off by heart in the first book Twilight , he writes her a song and plays it for her “Bella’s Lullaby” and he recites lovely quotes to her like in New Moon “Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars- points of light and reason... And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything”
If you were ever to bring a guy home that you’re father wouldn’t mind you dating , though of course you’d probably likely to leave out the Vampire bit as that wouldn’t go over too well with the parents. Edward would be it, after the centuries and years he has been alive he is well-mannered, has a good dress sense and is intelligent, creative and the fact that if they did find out he was a Vampire, he chooses to drink animal blood becoming what is called a Vegetarian Vampire rather than drinking human blood.
One of Bella’s favourite books as we discover in the story is and in Wuthering Heights, the main character Heathcliff (who is also one of my fictional crushes) is a guy so filled with love for Kate, that it is at the point of possessiveness in some places but the intensity of the romance – is a guy who would do anything for you, he would if you asked him to go to the end of the world and back for you. There is a quote in which Edward compares himself to Heathcliff ““Besides…the more time I spend with you, the more human emotions seem comprehensible to me. I’m discovering that I can sympathize with Heathcliff in ways I didn’t think possible before.” .To have a guy that is willing to die for you, is one of the most romantic fantasies that any girl could ask for, this also displays such a strength of loyalty, that Edward is like the White Knight in Shining Armor or as he is a Vampire “the Dark Knight in Shining Armor”. Edward is the example of everything a girl could ever ask for in a guy, he is like a dream come true.
Edward also has the gift of mind-reading, which though can be a bit annoying as he doesn’t have the ability to read the mind of the one he loves that can help, but he can sense what others are thinking and if danger attacks, he can nip it in the bud. He is also one of those gentleman-y guys who are quiet and keep to themselves which gives an aura of mysteriousness and peacefulness and also though Vampires are said not to have a soul , Edward has the most amazing eyes and if you are like me , then the first thing you notice on a guy besides his smile ( Edward has an awkward shy smile) is the color and intensity of the eyes and they do say the eyes of a person or in this case we will say a Vampire is the window to the soul .
In Conclusion this is just a few reasons why you should choose Team Edward and fall in love with “the cold ones” and become a Vampire fan rather than a Team Jacob’s Werewolf Chick.
Team Jacob is represented by Ashley of A. Literate who is now taking over this post!
Every female (and more than a few males) who has read the books or seen the movies of the Twilight Saga has been forced to pick a side in the ever-present rivalry between Team Edward verses Team Jacob.
Team Edward is okay if you feel like crushing on a cold, shiny, vampire with control issues and possessive tendencies, but I much prefer to side with Team Jacob: the fans of the friendly, warm, werewolf who’s laid back and fun loving.
Edward may come off as romantic and gallant in the books, but he’s also very controlling and over protective. Edward’s relationship with Bella can sometimes seem more parental than romantic. His main focus is always protecting her – keeping her safe. He tries to keep her away from Jacob and even dismantles her car to keep her from going to see him because he thinks that Jacob is too dangerous for her. Edward even goes as far as removing himself from her life completely and leaving her alone and broken without even consulting her first. Jacob, on the other hand, never tries to keep Bella from doing the things that she wants to do. After Bella has discovered Jacob’s werewolf identity, Jacob tells her that he and the wolf pack can be dangerous. He even warns her that in a split second of anger, the pack leader, Sam, permanently disfigured the woman he loved because he couldn’t control himself. But Jacob leaves the decision up to Bella whether or not she wants to be around the danger. Edward keeps things from Bella that he doesn’t think she can handle and makes decisions for her under the excuse of safety, while Jacob tells Bella when there’s danger and lets her decide for herself what she can and cannot handle.
There is absolutely no questioning Edward in regards to his love for Bella and vice versa, but there is something to be said for the loving friendship between Bella and Jacob. When looking for a life long mate, most people end up with someone who can and usually does become their best friend. Jacob already is Bella’s best friend. Jacob understands Bella in ways that Edward never seems to be able to master. Edward has spent so many years of his life being able to read people’s minds that he finds it incredibly frustrating that he cannot read Bella’s. Edward is constantly asking Bella what she’s thinking because he can’t get a good read on her, whereas Jacob can sense things about Bella from simply spending time with her. In the beginning chapters of New Moon, Bella never has to tell Jacob that she doesn’t like listening to music or that she can’t handle talking about the Cullens, but Jacob understands her and doesn’t ever push her to open up to him. Jacob becomes the sun for Bella, her own personal space heater (and we all know how much she hates the cold!). Things are comfortable and easy with Jacob, just sitting together in his father’s garage or walking along the beach, Bella can be completely herself with him.
Let’s not forget one of the best arguments for choosing Jacob over Edward: the life he can offer her. It goes without question that for Bella to have a life with Edward, she has to change herself and become a vampire. She has to give up every human experience she will never get to have. She has to give up her family, her friends, her chance to grow old with the one she loves, her opportunity to create her own family and have children and grandchildren (we all know that Renesmee was just a fluke!). She wouldn’t have to change herself at all or give up anything to be with Jacob. They could have a normal life together, he could protect her and provide for her, and she would always have easy access to her mother and father. Jacob tells her, “I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us – comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken…if the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic…” (Meyer,Eclipse 599). Forget the vampires, forget the werewolves, Jacob is someone who you can laugh with, have fun with, relax with, and enjoy your life with. He’s tall, dark, handsome, muscular, warm, funny, and easy to talk to. Let’s face it, dog can be women’s best friend too!
So there you have it! Please vote who you would choose based on these two arguments and stick around for more guest posts and the final round of voting!