12-04-2008, 08:17 PM
Also, Bella Swan is a Mary Sue name; Bella means "beautiful".
New kids in town are very rarely feted in the way that Bella was; they are usually ignored. She's supposed to be a girl next door type, however every single other female character in the book is jealous of her, and boys fall at her feet. Her clumsiness does not affect her life in any great way, save for sometimes putting her in situations where she becomes a damsel in distress. She can be a total b*tch, yet her nastiness does not affect her in any negative way. Finally, it's pretty obvious that Bella is a self insert of Stephanie Meyer, placed in the story solely so that the author can live her fantasies about getting off with a vampire boy. -.-