Harry Potter vs. Edward Cullen Essay

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“There was a time when no one had heard of Harry Potter,” a title of an article published in the 2007 edition of the Chicago tribune. It attempted to describe the Harry Potter phenomenon. However, if written now it would be “There was a time when no one had heard of Harry Potter and Edward Cullen” the Twilight series has sparked a phenomenon equal to the Harry Potter series. The debate over which book is better is huge between the clashing fans, witches and wizards vs. vampires and werewolves, Harry vs. Edward, Magic vs. romance. But why are these books popular? What sparks peoples interest? Will they be around forever? Or just a passing fad.
In order to understand why the phenomena of these books a basic understanding of the plots
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Quidditch, the Triwizards cup. As for Twilight, a new series by Stephanie Myer is a four book, vampire love story. Bella Swan transfers schools to live with her dad in Forks, WA, a dreary, rainy place. This is also, where the Cullen’s live, a family of vampires, who only feed only on animals and are the “good” vampires. When Bella meets Edward Cullen, in her biology class, there is deep tension between the two of them and it doesn’t seem to be in a good way, Edward seems utterly repulsed by Bella. As the story continues, it’s discovered that he only seemed repulsed when in reality he cannot get enough of her. After Edward saves Bella’s life, it is her goal to understand why and how. Unknowingly the two fall madly in love with each other and will do anything to keep the other “alive”. The story of Bella and Edward is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story, except with vampires. Both books have an underlying theme of love in them. In Twilight, it is obvious there is a romance theme. A true love so deep the characters would die for each other. However, in Harry Potter, it’s a little deeper but the love theme is there. Love featured in the Harry Potter books are much more than romance; it is a love for family, friends and everyone in the world. It is love that drives Harry's mother to die for him, Snape to switch sides, and Harry to try to sacrifice himself in the hopes of
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