Now, we’re at the third primary supernatural creature in the series, the Quileute shapeshifters. They call themselves werewolves but technically they aren’t werewolves at all. The problem here is simply the misnomer. Likely, Stephenie Meyer didn’t think to make the shifters and werewolves two different things when she wrote New Moon, as she probably wanted to incorporate the vampire vs. werewolf cliché into her series. However, a teenage love story with actual werewolves can be and has been done before; an example being 1997’s Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause, where a female werewolf falls in love with a human boy, which was adapted into a 2007 film. The point is; if Stephenie Meyer wanted to incorporate actual werewolves into her vampire romance, she could have done so without changing too many things. Of course, the same could be said with vampires. Other authors have done so, as have fanfiction writers (people who probably had less writing experience than Stephenie Meyer did when she wrote Twilight).


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