First, one of his hallmark characteristics is his control over Bella and his attempts to isolate her from others.Abusers often use this tactic as a way of ensuring that their victims have no way to escape should they attempt to do so.The popularity of the series shows just how much attention girls are giving to the examples of lovers displayed in Edward and Bella's world.To them, Edward represents the troubled soul who is waiting to be tamed by just the right woman; it's the modern " fans may unwittingly model a relationship that is far from healthy.
Third, and most unfortunately, Bella is simply excited by violence, aggression, and danger; she finds it all .
Every couple of years, I teach a class called "Psychology in Film." When I tell people about it, they often ask, "Are there enough movies about psychology for an entire class?
" My response is first shock, then slight annoyance, then my vocal response of, " As my initial posting for this new blog, I'd like to focus on the "Twilight" movies (based on the books by Stephenie Meyer).
If an abuser can get full commitment from his (or her) victim as early as possible, this basically "locks in" the victim and cuts them off from escape.
Once Edward and Bella have decided to be together, they spend every night together in her room, and he tries to follow her in others' thoughts (using his vampire superpowers) when she's not present.