Stephenie Meyer updates her site with an answer to The Question About The Twist “Breaking Dawn Part 2″ Ending!

Stephenie meyer updated her site with anew blog , replying to The Question About The Twist “Breaking Dawn Part 2″ Ending!

 

 

Hi everyone. I hope you're all coming back from a really fabulous Thanksgiving weekend, full of quality family time, too much delicious food, and restful tryptophan comas.

Two weeks ago, while doing press for Breaking Dawn 2, there were a lot of questions I wasn't able to answer because I didn't want to spoil the ending for anyone. I promised in a couple of interviews that I would post the answer to a specific question on my website once everyone had had a chance to see the movie. Now, if there is anyone reading this who hasn't had a chance to see BD2 yet and really wants to remain unspoiled, please stop reading now.

 

***spoilers ahead***

 

The question, which I got frequently, was how I felt about having a big change inserted into the story during the final climax. My answer was that it didn't feel like such a huge departure. For me, this moment is already in the book. However, we don't get to see it in all its exciting and gory detail because we are seeing the world only through Bella's eyes. A few of the reporters I talked to wanted to know where in the book this moment was hidden. The answer is page 738, fourth paragraph down:

"Aro stared into my eyes for a long, tense moment. I had no idea what he was searching for, or what he found, but after he had measured me for that moment, something in his face changed, a faint shift in the set of his mouth and eyes, and I knew that Aro had made his decision."

In this short analysis, after Bella has revealed the depth of her power, Aro plays out in his head the probable outcome of a battle with the Cullens. Much like what we see in the movie, Aro foresees a more evenly matched fight than he had expected, the loss of too many of his key players, and—most unacceptable—the likelihood of his own death. Though odds are that the Volturi would have come out on top in the end, Aro wouldn't have lived to see it and the unassailable nature of the Volturi's authority would have been broken, possibly forever. It is this vision of the future—though imperfect guesswork on his part—that motivates his retreat.

Melissa Rosenberg and I have both mentioned the fateful dinner we had (back during the filming of Eclipse) where we hashed out a way to make the end of Breaking Dawn more cinematic. This was the idea we latched on to—how do we make this vision of Aro's into something the viewer can experience? The answer was pretty simple once we looked at it that way—we already had a character who could show us visions. So the only real change to the book ending of Breaking Dawn is that Alice enters the scene earlier, and comes in contact with Aro.

(Are there a few little trespasses against the mythology in this vision? Yes, as some of you have pointed out. The consensus was that a minor deviation from what had been established was forgivable in the name of entertainment. I had a few very elaborate solutions, but they were too confusing and not nearly as cinematic as the final product. And obviously, the result was very entertaining.)

A few reporters asked me if I would have done anything different in the battle if I had written it; the answer is yes. Mainly, I would have killed more Cullens. I do think the Volturi would have won the day; as the talented players were taken out, in the end it would be brute strength that would determine the victor, and the Volturi have more soldiers and more experience. Of course, if we had offed Edward or something, it might have been too obvious that it was a vision sequence. In the end, when the vision was revealed, the reaction I heard in the two unsuspecting audiences I viewed it with was nothing but relief and enthusiasm. Kudos to Bill C for creating the perfect emotional response! He plays our heartstrings like a virtuoso.

It was really something to get to spend a little time with the fans at the BD2 events, and to watch the movie at the premiere with so many of them. It was the best experience I've ever had at a Twilight movie, and a perfect conclusion to my personal Twilight experience. I hope you also enjoyed the movie, and each other, for this last big bang. You, the readers and viewers, are the ones who have made this whole ten-year experience into something unbelievable and amazing, and I thank you so much for it. I hope I get to see some of you again in March (shameless The Host plug), because it makes me too sad to think that my relationship with my readers is ending, too.

Happy Holidays to you all, may the season be filled with good friends and good books!

Love,
Steph

source: Stepheniemeyer.com

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Comment by Kimberley Cullen on November 27, 2012 at 5:23pm

Very Cool ;)

Comment by BB Cullen on November 27, 2012 at 5:53pm
Well then I'm glad that she didn't write the fight scene into her book!! Lol loved it!! Makes me really wanna see the movie again!! Lol
Comment by Titania Volturi~Cullen on November 27, 2012 at 7:44pm

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!!

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While the fight scene was really dramatic and kudos for making it a vision, I *really* think that it would have been Caius to "do the deed" rather than Aro and was really upset that it happened the way it did as I really feel Aro wanted to reinstate his friendship with Carlisle.  As in the books (Eclipse + Breaking Dawn,)  it seemed to me that it was Caius who wanted to instigate the violence, not Aro.  At the end of Breaking Dawn (the book,) I believe Aro was genuinely sad to have lost his friendship with Carlisle.

Also, I believe if Aro saw the fight panning out like that I don't think he would have joined in - he would have been far too terrified and run off!  And if Alice’s vision had shown Caius as the instigator of it, perhaps Aro could have been the only survivor; devastated at the loss of his family; only at the end realising that they were more than just his guard and for his power; only at the end he would have realised that he lost his *family.* And his one of his worst fears woud have come to pass; he’s completely alone. He’d be too terrified to return to Volterra and be all alone in that huge Palazzo… Where would he go?  What would happen to him now? … (Perhaps Renata could have survived the fight; at least then he would have somoene and realise she’s all he has left and asks her to call him Aro, instead of ‘master’ which would indicate him growing out of this indulgence …And then, he (and us) be relieved beyond belief that it was all Alice's vision! I wish that an “alternate ending” scene can be made for the DVD release showing that it was Caius who did it!

In Alice’s vision, Aro got a rare opportunity and gift from "the Ghost of Christmas Future" so to speak at what would have happened if the Volturi abused their powers and then know he has to learn to use them wisely - Aro is over 3300 and in that time has seen many a powerful empire and ruthless tyrant topple, when they thought they were invincible. Who in ancient Rome would have ever fathomed their powerful empire would have fallen to barbarian hordes, for example? Many tyrants have been so caught up in their own power play, their power having gone to their heads - they did not see themselves as dictators.  Hopefully from Alice’s vision, Aro has received a not-so nice, but very necessary ‘wake-up call.’ 

I see Aro in many ways like a frightened child, which is what he is most trying to protect with all his guard members and his power. He and Caius are both married, though it seems to me their wives are more like possessions. Perhaps Aro and Cauis have never been loved, even in their human lives and thus do not know how to love in return and are craving the epic love they saw and sensed between Edward and Bella, but don’t know how to be loved as they both feel they’re soulless monsters and need someone to find that child, especially in Aro and nurture it, beyond his fear :) Aro wants to acquire  Alice, Edward, Bella, Benjamin and other vampires with special powers, so he can feel more protected as in his strange way, I feel this is the only way he understand love, and indulges in the ‘master’ thing :) - However, this may be what Aro wants, what he most *needs* to acquire is a true love :)  Mushy but true ;)

I hope in future Aro regains his friendship with Carlisle, learn to soften their edges without losing any of their prestige; as if something is too brittle or rigid, it can shatter; too soft and it can be crushed; perhaps the Volturi need to learn flexibility; like a reed that bends with the wind; if it’s too hard, it will snap.  I think Aro is wise enough to learn from Alice’s vision.

And so Aro and Carlisle as always are still my favorite Twilight teams! To me they’re like the yin and yang of the Twilight saga.

Comment by mary jean priore on November 28, 2012 at 6:26am

 put titania  I agree with your comment i saw the movie and now I can't wait for the dvd I'm going to get the score to the movie which is beautiful I already have the soundtrack to the movie to the soundtrack love your comment

Comment by Nene Pattinson on November 28, 2012 at 8:28pm

I saw BD2 for the first time last Sat and I was glad I knew beforehand that is was a vision.  My friend was unaware of that and I could see her getting more and more upset.  She and the rest of the audience actually laughed from the relief that it was just a vision. 

Comment by Dale Dewayne Flannery on December 2, 2012 at 2:14pm
Peter Facinelli told me to do this so i need you all your help to do this, Peter and i had an idea back in 2009 and he said i need to tell Stephenie Meyer about it but so far i have not been able to do that i post the story that i wrote as sort of an example of what this idea was about, So i really need you fans help it is on Google called Twilight : The New Storm, so please help me do this , thank you

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