Race and the legacy of colonialism 

In a 2012 essay for the Atlantic Monthly, Ashley Fetters wrote that, “multitudes of thinkers and scholars have claimed to know the real, profound meaning behind Stephenie Meyer’s famous vampire-romance novel series.” What is Twilight really about? Choose one theme from the list below and write an essay explaining your point of view. Support your argument with at least 2 specific examples from the film. Your paper should have at least 1 quote or paraphrase from this module’s required reading by Anna Silver, “Twilight is not Good for Maidens: Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Stephanie Meyer’s ‘Twilight’ Series.”

  • The power (and powerlessness) of women
  • The relationship between sex and violence
  • Redefining masculinity in the 21st century
  • Abstinence
  • Race and the legacy of colonialism

Criteria for Formatting & Submission

Your analysis should:

  • Be typed, double-spaced, with no changes to the margins
  • Be in Calibri 11 or Times New Roman 12 font
  • Be spell- and grammar-checked