Edward Cullen's soul (Twlight saga) Does Edward Cullen have a soul?

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If you look at the vampire narratives as a genre, you can argue that an author has the ability to grant their vampire a soul. (fictitiously, yes, but it's a book. We all should know the difference between reality and book.) Starting with Dracula and Carmilla , vampires are soulless. They are basically demons in human form. This idea is taken up by Joss Whedon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well. In Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series, Bill is unsure if he has a soul be he knows he has a human connection to his past and the people in his community, but he also (and most importantly) has a conscience. I think a conscience is the big question here.

The vampire world has gone secular, so I would say the concept of a soul in vampire narratives is irrelevant. What is relevant, and what Meyer does show, is the power of choice and conscience. If Edward acts like a jerk to Bella, he apologizes. Not because he has a soul, rather he has a conscience reminding him he was rude, especially because he does engage with the human population on a daily basis in Meyer's novels.

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According to Edward himself, he does not have a soul. His other family members, however, believe otherwise. Bella too thinks he and the rest of his family have souls, and she tries to make him believe it. Whether or not he really does just depends on what his creator, Stephanie Meyer, wants him to have; it can also depend on how the reader pictures him

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I believe that Edward Cullen has a soul.  In the last book he even expressed belief in the possibility of having a soul.  When he was about to walk into the sun light and Bella threw herself at him, he thought he was in heaven. 

I also believe that anyone as kind as Edward's charachter, would in real life, have a soul, even if he was a vampire.

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I hate to be a killjoy, but Edward Cullen is a fictional character.  Fictional characters don't have souls unless it's written into the text. 

You might want to clarify your topic.  Are you asking if vampires have souls, assuming such creatures really existed?

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