I'd like to know what you personally think about Edward Cullen and why. I think it's very interesting that what a lot of fans call "romantic" others call "stalker". The interpretation of his character can go two extremely different ways. What's your opinion?
I used to think he was extremely romantic and gorgeous (*shudder*). Then I started noticing what everyone ELSE was saying about his actions and his character. Suddenly he wasn't so amazing. Right now, I understand why all the anti's hate him. He's possessive and deceptive and keeps Bella hooked like a drug. When your boyfriend leaves and your world is that destroyed, it's not because you're soulmates - it's because you're unhealthily obsessed with him!
I never got round to actually hating him though. Maybe it's just my leftover affection for his character... or it could be the fact that I just don't care that much anymore... or it could be that SMeyer just wrote the book the wrong way. I noticed that when I read Midnight Sun (admittedly back when I was still a fan), the plot was written from Edward's point-of-view and explained a lot of things in Twilight that just sounded immoral and unhealthy.
Here's the draft:
It won't let me copy and paste the text but have a look from page 106
onwards if you're interested. It's the first time Edward went to watch her sleep. It's the moment he realised he was unchangabely in love with her. (This line amused me. "I was repulsed by myself as I watched her toss again. How was I any better than a sick peeping tom? I wasn't any better. I was much, much worse.") If any moment changes your mind about him it's probably this moment. (I just re-read it and wasn't that moved at all actually. So maybe there goes that argument lol. By the way - she is really
not a very good writer is she?!)
For me I don't really hate him. I think he's a victim of poor writing and morales. At least in Midnight Sun we learn that he did struggle with his decisions. His intentions were good I guess they just turned out really wrong.