Hermione, the warrior princess, or Bella, the total sadomasochist?
Emma Watson, of Hermione fame, recently claimed “I feel like young girls are told they have to be this kind of princess and be all this sweet stuff. It’s all bullshit. I identify with more of being a warrior princess, so if I had to be a princess, I’d have to kick some ass first.”
Hermione fits the warrior princess bill, kicking villains to the curb and working to save house-elves, muggles, and her dear Harry and Ron.
How about Bella, though? She does get that protective mind shield thing going in last book, but this is such a small part of the saga that I have a hard time thinking of her as a vampire superwoman. Instead, she sticks in my mind as clumsy, Edward obsessed, and self-effacing.
Kristen Stewart has described Bella as a “total sadomasochist,” and though I wouldn’t use exactly that phrase, she does seem bent on suffering anything for her Edward (including inane motorbike rides and risky cliff dives)
What do you think? Who makes the better “warrior princess”? And, what would Twilight have looked like with a more Hermione-like Bella? Conversely, how about Harry Potter with Bella, instead of Hermione, as the muggle in the mix?