Thoughts after re-reading HP and the Deathly Hallows in relation to Twilight and Buffy
These pictures are from deviantart.com. The artist’s sn is Jarjarr and his name is Jordan. He’s no Michelangelo but he’s clever and funny and can make you think. And isn’t that what art is really about?*******Spoilers***********
If you have not read this book….and incidently the Twilight Saga be aware there may be Spoilers in this post. (of course…there aren’t many people that haven’t…but jic)
Again i’ve been overcome with sadness after reliving one of my most favorite characters passing.
And this made me think and really believe that the mark of a really incredible writer is one that takes risks. One that is willing to kill some of the most beloved characters in sacrifice to the story….to make it intensely compelling and all together heart wrenching.
The deaths all together in the Harry Potter series still makes me slightly emotion when i think about it….Dumbledore, Sirius, Lupin, Tonks, Colin, (forgive me i can’t remember which twin died but sad either way) and even Hedwig. But each one of these really paid off within each book and was the driving force for the final outcome….victory.
Which got me to thinking, that in no way does the Twilight series match up with Harry Potter. And let me state already that i do like and enjoyed the Twilight Saga but i still have many issues with it. The main reason way i’m comparing the two is because it seems to be this way in media/general public.
But really…what sacrifices were made in Twilight? NONE…No one dies of importance, Nothing ground breaking happens…the story literally ends with everyone happy as clams. Personally, i think this is cowardly writing. there was a good thing going with a love triangle and then quite conveniently it dissolved. And how is it possible to have the biggest build up to a battle to end all battles and the only thing that happens is everyone stands around and talks. i mean really…come on!
Lets compare to another Vampire, “world”, Buffy. Some of the most beloved Characters on buffy were killed or sent away for forever: Tara, Jenny, Oz. But something hugely difficult to deal with is believing and knowing that Buffy and Angel are meant to be together…that they are each others true loves and for the sake of the world they know they can’t be together. I mean, doesn’t that strike a major chord with people. much more than, “I live with my love for ever and ever.” (course that’s not the last line in BR but you’ll remember how it ended.)
OK now that i’ve officially broken my dork button i’ll stop my rambling. It’s really just something i thought…and i thought i’d share. Don’t know if you agree but i’d like to know you’re opinion.
and if you’ve read all of this…THANKS!
and just to make something clear: I <3 harry Potter. I <3 Buffy….and yes i even <3 Twilight. They just might piss me off sometimes ;D oh and i found someone else that seems to agree with me.