Re: Classic Romantic Relationships
Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:33 pm
Don't think Cathy and Heathcliff are a good comparison. They're violently in love, and it all ends a bit miserably. Bit too gothic. maybe the obsession is similar?
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You're right there. I didn't realize she was only 10, I thought she was older. Thinking of it, I think he was more infatuated rather than in love. He did go back for her though, just not for several years, giving her a chance to age somewhat before becoming immortal.debussygirl wrote:See, to me Tuck Everlasting was more about the negatives of wanting something like living forever than a love story, which Twilight is. It creeped me out that Jess (I think that was his name) wanted a 10 year old to become immortal for him. I don't think he loved her, he just wanted someone, anyone, to be with (unlike Edward, who never wanted anyone until Bella and even then wouldn't make her immortal). The proof he didn't love her was that he never tried to go back for her, yet he expected her to become immortal. So since he didn't go back he didn't love her enough, especially since there wasn't anything really dangerous about him like there was with Edward. And Winnie was only a little girl with a crush (opposed to Bella who's a mature teenager desperately in love). So I don't find it a very romantic book compared to Twilight.
But it does bring up the similar dilemma of immortality or mortality like Twilight does. And the Tucks are sort of like the Cullens, needing to move around, stay secret, never grow or change. They have a secret like the Cullens.
You must be thinking about the movie. In the movie, Winnie was a young adult, about the age Jess was frozen at, and he did go back for her...after about 100 years. But in the book he never goes back. It's about 60-ish years later and the parents come back. They see Winnie's grave and the mom just says, "Oh, Jess'll be so sad." So to me, if Jess didn't come back for her in about 10-20 years, he couldn't have loved her. But in the end, it was better Jess didn't love Winnie. It would be too sad if he had loved her and lost her.xXBeSafeXx wrote:. He
did go back for her though, just not for several years, giving
her a chance to age somewhat before becoming immortal.
yea i hope she releases it soondramaqueen55 wrote:to find out a diffrent end to bella and edwards relation ship we need to see forever dawn right?
lol same here =)MindReader wrote:um...this is the first romance novel ive read
Twilightlover101 wrote:yea i hope she releases it soondramaqueen55 wrote:to find out a diffrent end to bella and edwards relation ship we need to see forever dawn right?