The Twilight Impulse

My thoughts and impressions of the Twilight Saga, written by the fabulous Stephenie Meyer


Hey, I'm a massive Twilight Fan, and thanks to my friends being fed up with having to listern to my non-stop chattering about Twilight, i decided to create a blog for myself to just vent and document my twilight obsession!! I'm current studying journalism and have aspiration to become one, so why not write about something as awesome as the Twilight Saga!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bella and Jake's Bikes

Oh my god, i think i just had an Epiphany. I was reading New Moon again, when Bella and Jake are fixing up the motorbikes and i had a thought. The bikes are a metaphor for Bella and Jake's relationship! Think about it, Bella first went to Jake so they could fix the bikes. They were the catalyst for the beginning of their relationship. As time goes on, the bikes are being repaired and fixed, in perfect correlation to their friendship going stronger and stronger. Bella even uses the bikes to see Edward, which means that Bella used Jacob; which is true. Similarly, when Edward comes back and Bella, Edward and Jacob are having that confrontation in the woods, Jake gives Bella her bike. He says that he doesn't want to be friends because Bella chose Edward over him. He gives her the bike because its a symbolic of their friendship, stating that he can't be friends with someone who is going to be a "bloodsucker", as Jake put it. All through Eclipse it happens too. This is evident when Bella helps Bella escape from Alice's slumber party of the back of Jake's bike. Almost every time that they are getting along and trying to repair their fragile relationship by working out their problems, they are with the bikes at some point. Or they are alluded to or suggested. At the end of Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, Bella doesn't even use the bike anymore. This is because she has chosen Edward once and for all, and Jake is so hurt. The bikes are totally eliminated from the story because their relationship is practically over due to Jake's love being unrequited and Bella marrying Edward; hence Jacob running away and going full time wolf. Wow, hope you liked my little analysis. I can't believe i didn't see think correlation earlier!! Some Twilight fan i am. Oh well, that felt good to get of my chest. Oh, it just occurred to me that i could probably take this further. Both Bella and Jake's bikes are similar, meaning they are both equals in the sense of their humanity, wealth and they can both have kids etc. However, when Edward buys a really expensive bike so he and Bella could ride together, i remember that Bella actually says that it a good analogy of how she looked next to Edward. That means that Edward is above Bella because he is a vampire, their relationship isn't equal due to him being so strong, beautiful, fast and wealthy etc. Plus, Bella doesn't want to ride with Edward because she doesn't he will enjoy going slow. The bikes are symbolic of Bella and Jake's relationship and when Edward tries to do that with Bella, it doesn't work because the bikes are a metaphor for Bella and Jake, something that Edward will never have. Ahhhh. Well, it makes sense in my brain.


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