"'But I didn't think it would be some kind of trite human thing . . . prom!"' I scoffed." "'Human?" he asked flatly. He'd picked up on the key word." (p496)
Vampire: -dress like "super stars" -top price designer clothes
Humans: -Dress normal -Lower price, and simple disigned clothes
"'They are . . . very nice-looking." Struggled with the conspicuous understatement." (p20)
The theme of "Twilight" by Stepheine Meyer, is how two star-crossed lovers from opposite sides fall into "forebidden love", and how the stereotype or idea that you can only love your own kind, is broken within the book. Edward notices the emphasis that Bella put on the word "human" as she recognizes their differences
Bella emphasizes how the Cullens look like models due to their physical looks, and in the way they dress. Bella also reminds the readers of how normal she is compared to them, in wich her fashion sense is normal while the Cullen's fashion sense is exquisite and excellent.
An example of symbolism in the book is part of the cover, and part of chapter ten where Bella is toying with an apple in her hand deciding what to do about Edward. The apple is a symbol for temptation, in Genesis 3 in the bible Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating fruit from the Tree of Good and Evil. Eve gives into the "temptation" and eats the forbidden fruit. As Bella toys with the apple, she thinks about giving into temptation, like Eve did, and develop a relationship with Edward despite the danger involved. Or play it safe, and just stay friends or even take him out of her life completely.
An example of characterization, is when in the beginning of the book Jessica is describing the Cullens, as they are walking into the cafeteria.
Meyer, Stephenie, and Megan Tingley. Twilight. Little, Brown and Company, 2005.
In chapter nine, Bella is in the Car with Edward after she got violated by some drunkies in a parking lot in Port Angles. She explains how Jacob, her old childhood friend, told her a story about Edward's family and how they related to vampires, Jacob did not believe the myth though. She also explains what the beach looked and smelt like while her an Jacob were walking.
"'I'm curious," I said as I picked up an apple, turning it in around in my hands, ..." (p207)