Links to the classics in the Twilight seriesI really enjoy the way that Meyer links her characters and their actions to the novels that she so eliquenly slips into the story line  (Romeo and...

Links to the classics in the Twilight series

I really enjoy the way that Meyer links her characters and their actions to the novels that she so eliquenly slips into the story line  (Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, etc).  As an English teacher, I get a lot out of it.  However, I was curious what students thought.  Does Meyer have a hidden agenda for doing this?  Will students pick up a copy of one of these classics if they haven't had to read it already?  Just curious...

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I do think that some students might think, "If Bella likes these books, I might too." I also know that when I read "Twilight," the references inspired me to pick up Wuthering Heights and read it again. I like how she finds certain parallels between her text and the literary references. I highly recommend students to pick up these classics. Check them out!

Wuthering Heights: http://www.enotes.com/wuthering
Romeo and Juliet: http://www.enotes.com/romeo

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udonbutterfly | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I will tell the truth! It is because of Twilight that I choose to pick and read Wuthering Heights. I was completely unaware to the time it was written until I started to notice the vernacular that was used in the book was very old. But I don't regret reading it either it is one of the best books I have ever read and since I have read it three times. I picked up ready to have things to compare and relate Wuthering Heights with to Twilight but there little things here and there rather than the entire story. I love how raw Wuthering Heights was compared to Twilight that seem a way lot tamer haha. So I guess I can say Bella had taste.

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teamjacob11 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

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I do think that some students might think, "If Bella likes these books, I might too." I also know that when I read "Twilight," the references inspired me to pick up Wuthering Heights and read it again. I like how she finds certain parallels between her text and the literary references. I highly recommend students to pick up these classics. Check them out!

Wuthering Heights: http://www.enotes.com/wuthering
Romeo and Juliet: http://www.enotes.com/romeo

i think so to like it made me wanna pik up every book she talked about and start reading it........

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