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The Twilight Saga: Marriage, the Sanctity of Life, and Religion

There are a couple things that I really appreciate about the underlying worldview that Meyer’s reveals in her storytelling. First off, through her character Edward, she demonstrates marriage as a lasting and true commitment.

The Twilight Saga: Origins and Ultimate Destinations

In my last post I talked briefly about how Meyer used the vampire myth in her popular series, but with the undead as main characters, it’s a given that death and eternity are going to be discussed, as well. I also found out after reading the saga that Meyer is a Morman, and so I’m sure her faith does influence her worldview, which is bound to have some influence on her stories. So it was no surprise to me that Meyers has her characters speculate a lot on spiritual matters—especially those having to do with death and eternity.

The Twilight Saga: Vampires, Demons, and Angels

Taking into account that the Twilight Saga books are secular fiction and do not observe a Christian moral code, one of the only objectionable elements that could be argued over is the subject matter of vampires, so this is the first topic I’d like to discuss at length in my first of several critical thinking posts on this intriguing series.

Batman: The Dark Knight, Part 2 – AYJW003

We continue our discussion on Batman: The Dark Knight. This time, the conversation focuses on how easy “good” men can fall, the Joker’s personification of Satan, Batman’s false messianic personification, and relative morality.

Batman: The Dark Knight, Part 1 – AYJW002

We briefly review the process of critical thinking and then discuss Batman: The Dark Knight, with focus in this episode on vigilante justice and the condition of man.