Buffy vs. Edward


I think this video highlights one of the major differences in the way that female characters are portrayed in the two vampire properties; in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the protagonist is equally just as capable (and perhaps even more so) as her male vampire partners; while in Twilight, Bella is quite simply an object to be captured; she is no equal to her partners, and is quite the stereotypical damsel in distress and yet this inequality is what Bella and Edward's relationship is founded on. The juxtaposition of the two makes for an interesting mashup, as the difference in a Buffy response to Edward's actions is likely more true to reality.

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