Defending Bella Swan
I didn’t proof read this so just enjoy mistakes..
People call Bella weak. They says she’s bad because they say she’s dependent on a man. They say she’s a bad role model because she lets her vampire boyfriend protect and fight her supernatural vampire battles for her.
1.) Bella’s Depression
She’s a bad role model because when the man of her dreams leaves she goes into a depression and she goes to the extreme to hear his voice in her head again. Well, this man promised to never leave her “as long as it was what was best for her.” She never believed he would actually leave, and especially over something so little. She had her whole future planned out with him. She loved him so much. When you’re all alone and you feel like you can relate to anyone in the whole world then you find that person-you don’t want them to leave. So, when they do it’s hard…very hard. That’s what happened to Bella. Is that so terrible? Is that a reason to hate someone?
2.) Letting Edward Fight her Battles
Bella is only human. The only thing special about her is her mind has a barrier that vampire mind gifts can’t affect. But that clearly doesn’t stop James of Victoria or any of the Volturi who don’t depend on mental gifts from hurting her. Bella is just a normal human girl in a world not meant for a human. So, when vicious vampires are out to kill you, you’d want another good vampire to protect you, right? Oh, you wouldn’t because you’re a strong independent women so you’d much rather just die in your independency instead of letting the man help you? You’d just die your stupid misandry death because you don’t need no man to help you? Yeah.
NOT! You’re a human and you can’t protect yourself whether you’re male or female. Go ahead and switch the roles Bella is a female vampire and Edward is a human boy. Then she could defend and protect him against her own kind. In Breaking Dawn when she becomes one of what she’s fighting she can protect herself and everyone else. Ever heard pick on someone your own size? The bigger size is clearly going to beat the smaller size. But if the bigger size person actually started picking on someone their own size they’d actually have some competition.
IF HERMIONE GRANGER WAS A REGULAR HUMAN BEING WITH NO WIZARDING POWERS SHE’D NEVER BE ABLE TO STOP THE DARK FORCES IN THE WIZARDING WORLD!!! HARRY OR RON WOULD DO THAT RIGHT??
IF TRIS PRIOR WASN’T DIVERGENT AND WAS JUST CANDOR OR DAUNTLESS THE SIMULATIONS WOULD AFFECT HER JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AND SHE WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO BE A HERO AND TOBIAS WOULD PROTECT HER!
IF ANNABETH CHASE WAS JUST A REGULAR HUMAN GIRL IN THE DEMI-gOD WORLD WITH NO MOM FOR ATHENA POWER, PERCY WOULD HAVE TO FIGHT FOR HER!
Bella is a human girl in a vampire/werewolf world SO CLEARLY SHE NEEDS TO HAVE A BOYFRIEND PROTECTOR! But when she becomes a vampire SHE DOES EVERYTHING TO GIVE HER DAUGHTER A SAFE LIFE WITHOUT EDWARD AND THEN SHE PROTECTS HERSELF AND HER VAMPIRE FAMILY WITH NO HELP BESIDES A SMIRK FROM HER ENEMY!
It doesn’t matter if she’s a woman or a man! When you’re in a with creatures above and beyond your strength and speed trying to kill you, you’re going to need a protector. Say Bella was lesbian and she was dating Alice (just go with it) would the hate for Bella be as great?
No because fictional female characters are supposed to be like fuck men and be strong. Nothing wrong with that, but when we get a girl who loves her man and needs someone to protect her it’s wrong and sick? Many women in this world have a male they depend on for things and there is NOTHING wrong with that! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It is a choice to be dependent on a man or independent and fend for yourself. Neither choice is wrong or can define you as a BAD ROLE MODEL. That’s just sick.
I’d like to see how long you’d last against James or Victoria or the Volturi fighters being your weak vulnerable human self. I don’t think very long :)))))
3.) Bella IS a role model
Bella is a role model for her selflessness. When her life is in so much danger she doesn’t want people she loves trying to protect her but they do it anyways. Never once does she think “wow I hope I don’t die.” She thinks “I hope the cullens/hales or the wolf pack are okay”
Bella literally went to the ballet studio in hopes of saving her mom…she clearly knew she was going to die. But she was giving her life up in order to save her mom. And her last request is that Edward save himself and not avenge her death. Bella has a boyfriend who is a vampire and her blood is the most the most tempting to him, but she stays with him because she loves him. She is willing to give her own life up so whatever has grown inside her can live……
HOW FUCKING BRAVE AND SELFLESS!!!!!!!
Also, I believe the love Bella has for Edward is very role modelish. She loves him no matter what he is. That’s what love is. That’s what love should be. Loving someone for WHO they are, not WHAT they are. Sure, he has a beautiful face, but that’s not what she loves him for. I’m sure even with a plain or even considered “ugly” face she’d still love him. Also, she loves Jacob who’s a wolf. She could’ve shied away from both both and been like nooo you’re not human?!!
The way she loves is deep and unconditional. That’s a role model.
Sure, Bella has her issues and she’s not a perfect character. But she’s not this terrible character because at first she’s not a hardcore heroine. Stop your misandry and realize some girls are dependent on boys for some things and it’s not a sin. It’s a choice and it’s not wrong. Stop the Bella hate. She’s only human and a tiny little lamb in a big lion world. I forever love my precious child Bella Marie Swan Cullen :)
-rant by twilight-af