Why Women Want to be Loved by Edward CullenThere is no more question that Edward loves Bella like she was the world. Didn't he stage his own death from the Volturi when he thought Bella was dead? What i'm curious about is this: do we, perfect women that we are , realize why Edward loves Bella the way he does? And if we do realize what makes Bella worthy of such eternal love from the perfect Edward Cullen, are we willing to BE Bella?
For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, indulge me as i go through some of Bella's qualities:
> Bella is shy, never wanting to draw attention to herself.
> Bella is self sacrificing, always taking care of the people she loves the most, way before herself. She'd rather face death to make sure her mother does not get hurt, and offer her own death to the Volturi just to spare the man she loves
> Bella is so selfless and unconsumed by beauty, she also is a fighter. But her fights are not about trying to assert her rights as an equal of a man. She fights, in her own quiet way, to give up her own perfection (coz Edward sees her being human as that), so she can be with the man she loves for all eternity.
And towards the end of the saga, for all those who have not yet read The Eclipse or the Breaking Dawn, Bella would always be Bella, ever the protector, and ever the first one to put herself out there, for the people she loves.
Times have changed for many women around the globe over the years. Now, you'll see most women go for self gratification first, before self sacrifice. In these days and times, women want to be equal to men. Marriages, children, are delayed to make way for careers, for success, and for financial security. Nothing wrong with that as long as the woman knows why she's making those her priority.
I'm just starting to wonder, are we the ones confusing ourselves in the end? Do we want the love, or the success? Do you have to sacrifice one for the other? Or can women have their cake and eat it, too?
Are you willing to Be Bella?