Bella Swan a Better Role Model Than Miley Cyrus?

The Varsity takes a look at the psychology of Twilight & Harry Potter.


It has a lot of psychological terms & theories. Here is some of what they had to say about Bella Swan.


In the first part of a multi-part series on the psychological implications of Harry Potter and Twilight, DEBORAH CHAN explores the consequences of the two series on the female brain.


The Twilight books function as an improvement on Beauty and the Beast for modern times. The institution of marriage is no longer as relevant as it once was, so it would be wiser for a young girl to go for a beast who has already tamed himself (as Edward has) before she sleeps with him. For one, on the off-chance that she does get pregnant, he’ll be more likely to stick around and help her raise the baby,


Bella represents a much more traditional woman, one who dedicates her life to her husband and child.


One thing that I hope modern feminists will concede is that both Bella and Hermione are better role models than, say, Miley Cyrus in the song, “Can’t Be Tamed.” That song is essentially the alpha-straight-male’s nightmare, isn’t it? Jane Goodall discovered that without the taming of unifying social structures, primates will rip each other to shreds. Human beings can be downright beastly. We need to be tamed to function in society. That’s why it’s only socially acceptable for us to bite each other during the “terrible twos.” Clinical psychologists (or, at least, psychoanalysts) say that an adult who throws a temper tantrum is regressing. And, look at what happened to Chris Brown after he so viciously regressed — complete social ostracism.


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Comment by Alexandria<3 on February 14, 2011 at 8:52pm
Bella Swan is a WAY better role model than Miley Cyrus! That shouldn't even be questioned.
Comment by Mayra on February 14, 2011 at 9:56pm
Definitely a better role model than Miley f%#%$ Cyrus!
Comment by Glee on February 14, 2011 at 10:24pm
To be honest, I don't think both set realistic examples for teenage girls. Even though I think that Bella in the movies doesn't set a good example for teenage girls (the clumsiness, even though I know she can't help it, and the vampire boyfriend isn't realistic), I reckon she is a much better role model than Miley is. Miley thinks she's so mature for her age but in fact, she's acting like it. Bella can be stubborn and a little childish sometimes, but she really is mature and take things as they come unlike Miley who rushed into a few things. So Bella is a better role model in my opinion.
Comment by Twilighter76 on February 15, 2011 at 1:01am
Yes I think so ! I could sit here and list the reasons but we all know.
Comment by JoS on February 15, 2011 at 3:17am
Bella is definatly a better role model!!!!
Comment by TamTwilight on February 15, 2011 at 4:24am
yes of course Bella is the better role model. look at Miley Cyrus. She's turning out to be the next lindsey lohan, (sorry for my spelling) that should not even be questioned.
Comment by Vampire Bella Marie Cullen on February 15, 2011 at 4:49am
bella swan doesnt do drugs but miley on the other hand does
Comment by catherine on February 15, 2011 at 9:45am
Bella Swan is a MUCH better role model then Miley....I Have a WHOLE list why but then it will take up alot of is REALLY messing up her life..and I agree with what other PPL R saying on here.drugs,attitude problems,it just seems like she thinks she better then everyone else...U don't see Bella acting that way....
Comment by jade barnes on February 15, 2011 at 10:29am
sorry but miley cyrus is a skank! bella is an amazing role model!
Comment by Mary Alice Hale on February 15, 2011 at 11:14am
Way, way better. Miley Cyrus is turning into a Linsey Lohan. Bella teaches us to be strong, brave, not take ourselves too seriously and how to have a good relationship with someone (Ok, aside from risking her life being with a vampire, getting married at 18 and having a kid although you know it's probably going to kill you and all that. But isn't that showing us that love is worth more than anything? And any sane person would want to date a vampire or some other mithical creature.)


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