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The Witching Hour by Tania del Rio
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Fri, Sep. 26th, 2008 11:25 am
My Thoughts on Minx

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jonnerbloo
jonnerbloo
jonnerbloo
Sun, Sep. 28th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)

The thing about "Twilight" is, the girls who've embraced Bella aren't looking for a role model, they're looking for someone they can commiserate with.

Like you say, it's escapist fluff.

I recall that when Bill Willingham had Snow White marry Bigby in the series "Fables" in what was a very traditional, old-fashioned wedding ceremony, some in the blog-o-sphere took it as a sign that Willingham was against feminism and wanted all women to get married and "obey" men.

Willingham's rather sarcastic response was "Well, in future versions of the story we'll remove the panel where Snow White turns and states that all female readers are expected to do exactly as she's doing now."

Many times a story is just a story. It -can- mean more than it means on the surface, it can even be an intentional lesson or (more strongly) an allegory...but many times it's just meant to tell a story.

Personally, I prefer characters who do try to change, but it is just as realistic to have ones who never do.


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taniadelrio
taniadelrio
taniadelrio
Sun, Sep. 28th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)

Hehe, that's funny about Fables. You're right: just because a character acts a certain way doesn't mean the audience is expected to do the same. And like you said, Many times a story is just a story. I think it would be good if more people could remember that.


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