The first time I read Twilight was way before the madness that followed it. I recall being in High School at that time. One day my friend Mallu Girl calls me and goes "OMGG Zaaa!! You should soooo read this book called Twilight! Its awesome!".
Me: "What's it about?".
MG: "Its about this girl who falls in love with a vampire and OMG its sooooo good".
And that was the day I passed my judgment on Twilight and the three other books that followed it. I'll admit that even I, although cynical, read all the four parts at least once. What was Stephanie Mayer smoking while she wrote it I don't know. This book has got to be the single most dumbest book that I have ever read.
Okay, maybe half way through I did have a teensy crush on Edward Cullen (which girl didn't). But the dude was too demanding and was way too much in love with Bella. The desperation she had for becoming a vampire was a little too umm.. desperate.
God must really hate us because right after the book came out, the rights for the movie was bought.
WHY WOULD ANY SANE PERSON WANT TO MAKE A MOVIE ON TWILIGHT?????
And good for us the movie turned out to be cheaply made with pathetic dialogues and even worse direction. They picked Robert Pattinson and Kirsten Stewart to play the roles of Edward and Bella. Yes, these two look good separately but together they have awful chemistry.
If you haven't seen the movie yet I beg you too. I promise you tears of laughter. How I wish Sudish Kamath had reviewed this movie.
But even Twilight is too crappy for him to review it.
Now the other Edward, the Edward that I know, is a perfect gentleman. Not Adonis looking like Edward Cullen. In fact, not attractive at all. Not desperate like the Cullen. Not a foolish git. Or a possessive idiot.
But a gentleman, not the least bit attractive. With education and class present in every fiber of his being. Granted he made a few bad calls here and there but he was a man with respect.
Edward Rochester from Jane Eyre.
While asinine Edward Cullen wanted to kill himself because he "thought" or "saw" or "dreamt" or whatever it is that vampires do these days, that Bella was dead, he was prepared to die. Not by killing himself, vampires are immortal you see. But by going to the chief vampire people and asking them to kill him. Something like a planned suicide if you will.
Obviously he doesn't get killed. He is saved and yadda yadda yadda. What would be the point of the next two books if Edward died?
Now coming to Mr.Rochester, when Jane left him, for months he never knew if she was dead or alive. If you read the book you will know the wonderful twist after this chapter. So while he did not about Jane's whereabouts he waited for years and years just hoping that she would come back to him. He was not a nut job like the above mentioned Edward. He waited for her and knew she would come back when she gained her own respect.
Eventually she did come back. But that was years later and Mr.Rochester was blind for years prior to that. Yet he waited knowing that one day his Jane would come back. Although he was blind he did not give up hope or decide to ruin himself. He continued to live, hard it may have been, but he survived. And that's what matters.
Now tell me, if you were given a choice between the two Edwards who would you choose? Pale, partially demented Edward Cullen? Or sane, wonderful Mr.Edward Rochester?