Author

Amanda Davis

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Butler, Rebecca P.

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Literacy and Elementary Education

Abstract

The Twilight series is the newest incarnation of the ever present teenage fantasy story. With its fan base growing every day, one must wonder how the story, and the themes it expresses, influences the readers in today's society. This paper seeks to explain how readers today interpret the story, how they feel about what age the series is appropriate for, and how they apply those themes to their lives. This paper presents both sides of the main Twilight series debate, that being: Is the Twilight series negatively influencing the lives ofteenagers, or can it be viewed as purely entertainment? In other words, can they differentiate reality from fantasy at such a young age?

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Missing page 1 (title page).

Extent

40 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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