Twilight and Bella Essay

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Twilight is about a book written by Stephanie Meyer. It is the first book of the Twilight series, and it introduces seventeen year old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. This book then was made in to a movie in 2008. There are many differences from the book to the movie some of these differences are minor differences but some greatly impact the storyline. In the book Twilight there are differences from the movie such as Alice’s character, the technology, and the setting of where events happen that have been changed. A difference between the book and the movie was the characterization of Alice. Alice, in both the book and the movie is Edward Cullen’s adoptive sister. Bella’s description in the book made me imagine Alice as much different then as the movie played her. When Bella first sees her she described her as being a short girl that was pixie like, thin, with small features. Her hair was black, cropped short and pointing in every direction. Further into the book, Alice develops into a character that is seen as being an optimistic person that is usually in a happy go lucky mood. However, in the movie when Alice first walks into the cafeteria, she is almost like a different character. Jasper, her soul mate, who is described in the book as being six foot three, is only a few inches taller than Alice who is supposed to be four foot ten. Her hair was tame for someone who I expected to look almost like a punk. Throughout the movie, Alice seemed unexpectedly serious. She didn’t really joke around like a person that is always in a joyful mood should. Although she did show her happy side by telling Bella they’ll be great friends when they first meet. Alice’s character gave the movie a different feel to it than the book meant it to. Another difference in the book from the movie was the devices Bella used. In the book, Bella listens to her music through a portable CD player. But in the movie, Bella is using an iPod. Although this seems like a minor difference it changes the stories setting. With Bella using a CD player, it makes the story’s setting to be more in the past,…