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TWILIGHT BY STEPHENIE MEYER: SUMMARY / STUDY GUIDE

LITERARY ELEMENTS

SETTING

The story is set primarily in the small town of Forks in northwest Washington State, as well as nearby communities such as La Push and Port Angeles. The very beginning and the climax take place in Phoenix, Arizona.


CHARACTER LIST

Major Characters

Isabella "Bella" Swan
The narrator of the story, a human girl who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington to live with her father.

Renee Dwyer
The mother of Isabella, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona and recently married a minor league athlete.

Charlie Swan
The father of Isabella and Police Chief of Forks, Washington.

Billy Black
A Quileute Native American tribal elder who sells his truck to Charlie Swan, which becomes a gift to Bella.

Edward Cullen
A vampire in the Cullen family who possesses the ability to read most minds, but not Bella's. He is attracted to Bella in a predatory manner, but also falls in love with her.

Emmett Cullen
A vampire in the Cullen family who possess unusual strength.

Alice Cullen
A vampire in the Cullen family who takes a strong liking to Bella and possesses precognitive powers.

Rosalie Hale
A vampire in the Cullen family who takes a strong dislike to Bella and is Emmett's mate.

Jasper Hale
A vampire in the Cullen family who possesses the ability to influence people's emotions.

Carlisle Cullen
The adoptive father of the Cullen and Hale children.

Esme Cullen
The wife of Dr. Cullen, adoptive mother of the Cullen and Hale children.

Jacob Black
The fifteen-year-old son of Billy Black, who tells Bella about the Quileute legends about werewolves and vampires.

James
A vampire who visits the Cullens and hunts down Bella.

Victoria
A vampire who visits the Cullens and works with James.

Laurent
A vampire who visits the Cullens with James and Victoria.


Minor Characters

Phil Dwyer
The new husband of Renee, a minor league baseball player.

Ms. Cope
Forks High School Receptionist who gives Bella her class information on the first day.

Mr. Mason
Bella's English teacher.

Jefferson
Bella's Government teacher.

Eric Yorkie
Befriends Bella and becomes romantically interested in her.

Mr. Varner
Bella's Trigonometry teacher.

Jessica Stanley
Befriends Bella and is romantically interested in Mike.

Angela Weber
A silent and shy girl who befriends Bella.


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