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.
"Toxic Masculinity, Unyielding Vaginas, and Vampires: Gender Roles in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and Life and Death,"
Lexia: Undergraduate Journal in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication: Vol. 4, Article 12.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/lexia/vol4/iss1/12