Lexia: Undergraduate Journal in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication


Rachael Linthicum compares and critiques the first novel of the Twilight saga and author Stephenie Meyer's most recent novel, Life and Death, a gender-swapped version of the same story. This essay offers careful analysis, ultimately arguing that agency is too often withheld from female characters in popular culture. For a topic that is so often talked-about--that is, the depiction of women in the media--this piece remains fresh, interesting, and authentic. This essay was composed for WRTC 420: Feminist Rhetorics.

Course Number

WRTC 420

Course Title

Feminist Rhetorics

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