Mormon Vampires: The Twilight Saga and Religious Literacy

by Arnaudin, Edwin

Abstract (Summary)
This study is a content analysis of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga and a guide to Mormon Literacy. It examines the three current novels in the Saga and analyzes them in respect to central tenets of the Mormon faith. As a result of this study, the limitations of Meyer’s religion as seen through her writing are thoroughly explored, revealing the unique boundaries through which her beliefs force her to work. By abstaining from explicitly mentioning aspects of Mormon doctrine, Meyer nevertheless creates imaginative characters and scenarios, though the resulting texts still carry an undeniable and inescapable air of Latter-day Saint values.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Sandra Hughes-Hassel

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:church of jesus christ latter day saints juvenile fiction mormon controversial literature vampires werewolves book religious education united states


Date of Publication:04/02/2008

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