What Is Twilight?


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Samantha Mitchell Profile
Twilight has three common definitions. The first is as ‘The soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the refraction and scattering of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere’. The second definition is: ‘The period of evening during which this period of soft glowing light takes place, between daylight and darkness’. However, Twilight can also be defined as a state of being that the dictionary calls ‘A period or state of obscurity, ambiguity, or gradual decline’. ‘Twilight’ is also the name of a series of extremely popular books by Stephanie Meyer and the first book in the series is also called ‘Twilight’.

The first two dictionary definitions, which are the literal meanings of the word ‘twilight’, refer to a time of day, between light and darkness or day and night, and are similar in meaning to the work ‘dusk’.

However, the word ‘twilight’ has taken on a metaphorical significance, as can be seen with the third dictionary definition, in which the ‘day’ or the ‘light’ refers to a period of exuberance, purpose and achievement and the ‘night’ or the ‘dark’ refers to an absence of all these qualities and a sense of loss of potency or meaning. ‘Twilight’ is used to describe the time between these two figurative states and to highlight the transition from the period of promise and vibrancy to that of worthlessness and inertia.

The ‘Twilight Saga’ is a series of fantasy books, aimed predominantly at teenage girls but proving popular with many other demographics, that has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon and has since been turned into a movie series, making stars of its cast. The series follows the life of a teenage girl Bella, as she becomes engulfed in a fantasy world of vampires and werewolves but the underlying theme of the book is Bella’s angst-filled romantic deliberations and hence the magical backdrop is actually secondary to the plot.
Shayan Akhoondan Profile
Bella Swan has always been a little bit different. Never one to run with the crowd, Bella never cared about fitting in with the trendy, plastic girls at her Phoenix, Arizona high school. When her mother remarried and Bella chooses to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she didn't expect much of anything to change. But things do change when she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen. For Edward is nothing like any boy she's ever met. He's nothing like anyone she's ever met, period. He's intelligent and witty, and he seems to see straight into her soul. In no time at all, they are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance - unorthodox because Edward really isn't like the other boys. He can run faster than a mountain lion. He can stop a moving car with his bare hands. Oh, and he hasn't aged since 1918. Like all vampires, he's immortal. That's right - vampire. But he doesn't have fangs - that's just in the movies. And he doesn't drink human blood, though Edward and his family are unique among vampires in that lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. Somehow or other, they will have to manage their unmanageable love. But when unexpected visitors come to town and realize that there is a human among them Edward must fight to save Bella? A modern, visual, and visceral Romeo and Juliet story of the ultimate forbidden love affair - between vampire and mortal. Written by Summit entertainment

Isabella Swan moves to gloomy Forks to live with her father. As she starts her junior year in high school she becomes fascinated by Edward Cullen who holds a dark secret which is only known by his family. Edward falls in love with Bella as well but knows the further they progress in their relationship the more he is putting Bella and those close to her at risk. Edward warns Bella that she should leave him but she refuses to listen and to understand why he is saying this. Bella learns his secret. He is a vampire, however she is not afraid of his blood-thirsty needs and the fact he could kill her at any moment. Bella is afraid of losing him, the love of her life. The thrill begins when a new vampire finds it a challenge to hunt Bella down for her irresistible blood. The game is on and James will not stop until she is killed. Written by courtney

Bella Swan is a clumsy, kind hearted teenager with a knack for getting into trouble. Edward Cullen is an intelligent, good looking vampire who is trying to hide his secret. Against all odds, the two fall in love but will a pack of blood thirsty trackers and the disapproval of their family and friends separate them? Written by LadyN1

Bella Swan was not expecting anything out of the ordinary to happen when she moved to live with her Dad in Forks, Washington. But this where her life truly begins. There she meets Edward Cullen, a mysterious and captivating student at her new high school. Bella soon discovers that Edward is hiding a secret, after he impossibly saves her life from a van with his super-human strength and speed. She is determined to unravel his secret, but the truth is more terrifying than she realized. Edward is a vampire. Any normal person would just keep away from him, but Edward and Bella have fallen passionately and unconditionally in love with each other. And so begins their forbidden relationship between a human and a vampire. But the young lovers soon discover that their troubles are only just about to begin. Written by Mel from the Untied Kingdom.
Kilee Trinnaman Profile
Kilee Trinnaman answered
It is about a vampire and a human fall in love
Charice Miller Profile
Charice Miller answered
Name of books and movies
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It is the time between full daylight and night time darkness, it is also a book series written by stephanie meyer, there is twilight, new moon, eclipse, and breaking dawn.I recommend them, I read them and thought they were AMAZING, hope this helps :)
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Mark Mottian answered
Twilight is series of books talking about vampires, werewolves and humans loved by millions of teenagers around the world.
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Anonymous answered
It is a book written by Stephanie Myer about a vampire named edward who falls in love with a girl called bella.

It is also a movie directed my Catherine Hardwicke called Twilight.

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