USA Today on Meyer: Story of Jacob and Renesmee Not Done???
In an exclusive story from USA Today by Carol Memmott, Meyer is quoted as responding to queries about whether she will ever write another story about Edward and Bella with “The story’s already been told, and I doubt I’ll ever write another series based on the same characters.” But later, Memmott reports that “One question she won’t answer” is “whether the werewolf/shape shifter Jacob and Renesmee, the human/vampire hybrid child of Edward and Bella, could ever have children” quoting Meyer as saying: “That is a question I’m reserving the right not to answer, because there is a chance I’ll go back to their story.”
So, it seems Bella and Edward’s story is told, done, finito – BUT not Jacob’s and Renesmee’s. Could this be because Bella and Edward are married and have a child? What else could it mean? I mean, they live FOREVER, so it seems like there could be a lot more story!
Yet, Meyer’s framing of Bella and Edward’s story as done emphasizes the ROMANTIC core of the narrative – that it was all about love then marriage then baby all along – Volturi, wolves, rogue vampires, and newborns be damned!
Of course the romantic core of the saga is the massive heart chakra of its allure, but there is a lot more to the entire Twilight narrative arc than boy meets girl, girl marries boy, headboard gets busted, baby emerges among spouting geyser of blood….
Alas, Meyer seems to agree with the formula of many a nineteenth century novels – once the wedding bells ring, the tale is done.
As for the story of Renesmee and Jacob. EEEEEWWWW. I just can’t get over the eewww factor. Yeah, I get it, he won’t age as a werewolf and she is aging at a super accelerated pace. But. Still. Eewww. Don’t want to hear it.
What do you all think?