Tuesday, June 3, 2008

JFK Twilight Rock the Vote 2008.... Edward V Jacob

I find that the first question my students ask when they find out a friend is reading the Twilight series is: "Do you like Edward or Jacob?" Battle lines have been drawn my friends here at JFK, as well as in the Twilight Universe.  Today some of the JFK Twilighters sat down for an impromptu question and answer session concerning the most ultimate of ultimate questions. So now we want you to share your views with us! Who do you like more and why? Post away my friends...but don't stop there. We're looking for artwork supporting your favorite, music videos, video blogs...whatever you got. Political season here at Novel Novice has officially started. We will take submissions at tiffshakes@yahoo.com until next Tuesday. The best of the best (including the best of the best bloggers who leave comments) will be chosen to "state their case," on our site soon after. My own students are planning a little something involving Edward, Jacob, West Side Story, and some snapping fingers (think Sharks vs Jets). It will all end with a final vote ( no electoral college here). May the best man win!!


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was a toss up for a long time. Both Edward and Jacob have their own unique qualities that make them the top of the "hottie" list. I couldn't choose for the longest time and thought that I was leaning towards Jacob. But I read a few Twilight Fan Fiction stories where Bella chooses Jacob instead of Edward. I did NOT like how I felt and so I can truly say that I am pro Edward! I mean New Moon seems to be the least favorite book out of the series because its soooo depressing---and you ask why my friends? It was Edward's absence! How many of you skipped through the middle to get to the end where we see Edward again???? That makes you PRO-Edward!!

Anonymous said...

this is really good. my math teacher started a blog that we used a little, but now that the school year is over, we've quit. I'm so glad that a teacher is supporting Twilight!! it's really a genius idea. GOOD JOB!!! (p.s. i'm DEFINITELY on team EDWARD!!!!)
sJs2

Roxie said...

I thought about this long and hard. I've got a good case for being on Team Edward. It's all about what "true" love is.

A.A said...

I AM SWITZERLAND
They both have a fighting chance. As much as I want Edward to win, or just plain want Edward, Jacob does stand a chance. He's known her longer, but Edward cares about her safety. Bella is stuck at a crossroads that I fear only the author can influence. I pity poor Bella.

Phinecia said...

I'm Team Edward though I do feel sorry for Jacob. If you take out the vampire/werewolf thing, I went through a similar situation in my younger years. I chose my Edward and married him just as Bella did. Though I still feel bad for my Jacob. So I can relate rather well with Bella's situation. It's not a fun place to be.

Anonymous said...

I'm Switzerland. Well, most of the time I'm Team Edward, but still. Edward thinks he isn't right for Bella, that they aren't supposed to be together because that would mean putting Bella's life in danger 24/7. That was the main reason Edward left Bella in New Moon, and Jacob was there to pick up the pieces and become her safe harbor. I don't really blame Bella for loving Jacob but she chose Edward in the end and that just shows how much she really loves him. Same for Edward, I mean he almost killed himself!

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Miss V said...

I will have to say that I like both Edward and Jacob for different reasons. They both love Bella and bring different qualities to the table. I fell in love with Edward in the first book. What girl does not want that kind of love a guy who would do anything for her? Devote his life to her.

Jacob in the second book I love him, he is wise beyond his years and tries sooo hard to win over bella. It makes me want to cry when I think of everything he did for her. All I hear in my head is Fix You by Coldplay when I read about Bella and Jacob. He was her sunshine in the midst of agony.

In the end I am Team Edward. He is her soul mate the reflection of herself in another. Their bond cannot be severed. He is her life, and she is his. Rarely do people find that kind of love.

(I do still have a soft spot for Jacob though. Hope he imprints in BD!)

Broadway Katie said...

I'm Switzerland bordering on Edward. When I got my t-shirt transfers in the Eclipse special edition book, I put them both on one shirt, but I put Edward's above JAcob's. Then On the back I put
"Twilight
Team Switzerland"
So it's hard to say. Edward is beautiful, adorable, old-fashioned, and pretty much everything I've ever dreamed of.
But Jacob... He's so funny and not afraid to let himself be himself!
So I guess the jury's still out for me...

Anonymous said...

I'm Team Edward, but I don't hate Jacob. I know a lot of people do hate him, and I understand why. When I first read Eclipse he annoyed the hell out of me and I just wanted him to go jump off a cliff (and I admit that when I first read New Moon, I found the place where Edward returned and bookmarked it so I knew how long I had left)...

But then I realised that he's just a kid, Bella's his first love, and he doesn't want to see her get hurt. He didn't go about it the right way (what with the manipulation, and kissing her when she didn't want him to thing) but he was only trying to show her that she had a choice.

However, there really is no choice. Edward is her destiny. Its what we've been told throughout the series, and for it to change now would just be devastating really. She couldn't go on when Edward was gone. When jake was ignoring her she did survive, although she was a little unhappy, it was nothing like when Edward was gone. She belongs with Edward, he's her soulmate.

And she could never be with Jacob because its not HIS destiny. He'll imprint. His constant attempt to win her over is selfish. He may not realise it, but its very selfish. When it comes to Bella Edward is selfless, which is another reason why he's the best choice. He left her to protect her, although it destroyed him, he did it because he cares more about her than he does himself.

Gosh... I didn't expect this to be that long... lol... ok, I'm finished now!

Kacy~Totally loves Twilight~ said...

I would definitely have to say im Team Edward! Edward you can tell is passionately in love with Bella, he actually is willing to give her over to Jacob if thats what she wants, only a true guy would do that, although many would disagree, i think in the second book Jacod couldnt take a hint, she told him a few times, and she was just so depressed she got hooked on Jacob like her own Sun,i dont think she ever was goig to give up on him and i think that she realized that maybe he did care still, he only did what he thought was best! He was still nice to Jacob too, he thanked him and there mortal enemies! All in all im definitely team Edward even though i know Jacob loves her too, i just couldnt picture Bella without Edward, hes perfect!

Anonymous said...

I´m clearly Team EDWARD!! I LOVE HIM SOO MUCH! i just don´t like Jake because he can´t leave bella alone and tricks her but I´m greatful that he helped her in new moon

TWILIGHT LOVER said...

TEAM EDWARD ALL THE WAY!!! ITS NOT THAT I DISLIKE JACOB ITS THAT HES SO ANNOYIN!! HE KNOWS THAT BELLA CANT LIVE WITHOUT EDWARD AND STILL HE TRIES SO HARD TO GET HER!! EDWARD IS WILLING TO GIVE HIS LIFE TO BELLA, AS U GUYS CAN SEE HE ALMOST KILLED HIMSELF WHEN HE THOUGHT THAT BELLA DIED. THATS A TRUE AND SEXY GUY!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Definitely EDWARD!!! He always has Bella's best interest at heart, he's so unselfish, generous, loving, sophisticated, brilliant and wonderful. If it weren't for the fact that he's a vampire, he'd be the most perfect bf in the world :). IMO, Jacob just doesn't even compare.

Ren said...

I've been glancing at this site now and again for a little while now; haven't really had anything to say, but I was just looking at this post and I had to put in my two cents.

Immediately after reading the series, a couple months back, I was 100% EDWARD all the way. But then a couple days later the friend who had recommended the book to me gave me HER opinion on "destined" love, and in a way, I have to agree with her.

Think about New Moon, how Bella plays zombie through the middle third of the book. She has no desire to /live/, really, not without Edward. She has no /choice/ if she wants to be happy -- even in New Moon, she knows in her heart that she can never share the part of her heart Edward holds with Jacob. When he's gone, that part of her is gone, too.

Keeping that in mind, I think...in terms of the books, obviously, I'm pro-Edward. Bella would pretty much die without her vampire love, and anyway, who /doesn't/ want more squeeful hot-vampirexclumsy-human-girl romantic scenes?

But...ideally, for Bella's sake, I think it would be better if she'd never met Edward. She would have gotten to know Jacob, probably married him eventually -- lived a happy, ordinary life with her "sun". She would never be as sure of Jake as she is of Edward -- never felt the same, not depth, but /intensity/ of feeling for him -- but at the same time, she would /choose/ the life she was living, and even if Jake hurt her someday, it wouldn't be the same depth of pain as Edward inadvertently causes her sometimes. She would be more balanced -- would continue living for her own sake even if Jake was no longer in her life, rather than because her family and friends needed her.

ANYWHO. Long rant, sorry; I've got a tendency to them. All in all I'm pro-Edward bookwise (and for me personally, haha) but pro-Jacob before the story starts. If that makes sense at all...

(And a P.S. -- I have you guys to thank for introducing me to Flyleaf. I was listening to some of the songs on your "Twilight" playlist a week or two back, heard them, and am now ADDICTED to their music.)