Little Miss Mary-Sue -- Isabella Swan
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Resembles: The Author.
Resemblance of the author is one of many signs a character may show of Mary-Sueism. This is called self-insertion. It is when a person inserts themselves into a story and plays around in a story. Sounds okay, right? Why can't authors just have some fun inside their head while we have fun and read? ... Stephenie Meyer (oops, forgot her name) has inserted herself into her own story. Bella is like her in many ways, only everything good is now incredible and better and every bad is now obsolete. Not good, not realistic. Bella is not a realistic character at all.
Starting with the name. Isabella is the name of a famous Spanish queen, but not the likely derivation. Isabella is shortened to Bella in the series and Bella is dangerously close to the French name "Belle" which means nice and beauty. Two qualities Stephanie Meyer wished Bella portrayed. Swan, the last name. Derivations remind me of three sources. The obvious animal, the less obvious Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean, and the obsolete Juni Swan from The Demonata Series. First, the animal, the swan. The swan is graceful and a sign of true love. It is beauty and feelings. It's what Stephanie Meyer thinks of her character and Edward. Second, Elizabeth Swann, another girl who fell for a man like Bella. Only, when Lizzy screws up, people blame her like they should. Both girls can be bitches and seem to have every guy lusting after her. Now, in Elizabeth's case, she is the only girl on a pirate ship, men have urges. In Bella's case, I'm confused. Both girls have done foolish things ... Bella didn't have a plan, Elizabeth had better plans. Elizabeth Swann has a backbone, one the key ingredients Bella Swan is missing! Now, Juni Swan from the Demonata series written by a vampire author. Juni Swan was a character named Nadia before turning evil. She changed her name to Juni Swan for her birthday and what her evil master considered her, his swan. She was beautiful and in a sense like Bella, friends across the enemy line (Kernel -D- and Jacob -T-). This character, though unknown proves my point of insertion with making yourself better. By giving Bella the humble beauty the surname of Swan, she has perfected herself and her life even more. Way to go Stephanie Meyer!
Now, moving on. Bella is a way for Stephanie Meyer to distribute her likings. There was a point in one of the first three books when Bella is listening to music. Linkin Park. I love the idea of a girl who reads classicals listening to Linkin Park because it's so hysterical and unlikely. Bella also reads all of Stephy's favorite books. One in particular is Wuthering Heights. I've known people who read classics, and the only one I've known to actually pick up Wuthering Heights was my cousin, who is a big fan of this series. Stephy should really stop trying to spread her favorites far and wide. She should also stop comparing Bella and Edward to classics like Romeo and Juliet. This shows how unoriginal the fans are. They compare Bella and Edward exactly how Stephy does. Spreading her thoughts!
Bella is a major appeal to the young teeney boppers. Now, teeney boppers are the tweens and teens. Girls aged 11-15 mainly. Young, suptle girls who don't know the real basics of love or a relationship. Most girls basically picture themselves as Bella, a young girl who moves to a strange and small town where everyone has been friends since diapers and she's the new thing in town. It would be a lie to say that most girls do not fantasize themselves as Bella. The story is told from Bella's Point of View (POV) and the reader finds their self in a fantasy. When Edward looks evil to Bella, we feel hurt that he hates us. When Edward asks Bella out, readers are excited that such a perfect guy would ask us out. The point is that inside Bella's head, we go through her EMOTIONAL roller coaster. Everything that happens is justifies because we're being selfish like Bella. Inside Bella's head, we don't realize just how anti Stephy's hero is.
Bella has no backbone and is a bitch. I polled my thirteen year old friends and all said that they would take as long as Bella to get over a relationship. I talked to my seventeen year old friends and none would take as long as Bella to get over a relationship. (Once again the young suptle girl appeal). But as for the no backbone. After, was it five months, girls will get over a relationship. In fact, when breaking up with, or being broken up with, girls do not go into a manic depressive state, they rant to their friends (Bella has plenty to rant to) and get over it pretty damn fast. One of my eighteen year old friends broke up with her first boyfriend and she isn't manic depressive even though she was a fool like Bella "in love," she ranted, and is getting over. Bella, however, is unrealistic and had no backbone. She went into a manic depressive state when her boyfriend broke up with her and wondered why after five or so months, her friends were annoyed with her. She then befriended a boy she had known crushed on her (and previously flirted with him for information on Edward) and became a good friend. She then tries several times to commit suicide for the sole purpose of trying to hear a voice in her head. (Schizophrenic and Suicidal). Then, when her ex-boyfriend(who's treated her like crap)'s "adopted" sister came into town, she ditched all of her friends who were nice enough to accept her so that she could go chase after Edward and save him from his own selfish suicide. Then, she wonders why Jacob rats her out to Charlie. Honestly, she shouldn't be shocked that she was punished. She almost killed herself several times and then flew to Europe on a whim without checking with her father. Hell, she was lucky she was ever let off of grounding. If any normal kid did that, they'd be dead, toast, finite. But that's the point, Bella isn't normal. Her parents are barely parental, and when they are, it's an antagonistic way, not caring.
As for Eclipse, Bella needs to freaking make up her mind. When you basically dump someone who has a major crush on you, you need to actually dump them, or else they're coming for some. Jacob wasn't going to believe Bella didn't love (basically because she did love him, but that's not convenient to have it real love for Stephy).
Now, on to the name calling part. The part where I call Bella names and excuse them:
Necrophiliac- The last time I checked, Edward didn't have a pulse
Retard- Hematophobics really shouldn't stress to be vampires.
Honestly, I entered Bella in the Mary-Sue Litmus test and she over-exceeded the biggest point setting (50+ which says that the Sue should be thrown away and to start a new person from scratch).
Isabella Swan = Mary-Sue
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