Hello random people who have decided to read this! This is 101 reasons Harry Potter is better than Twilight, and I hope you enjoy it! I have written this because there are far too many Twilight fans, and I don't know what they see in those books. If you're reading this, A Rarity in Life, I'm sorry, but I DON'T LIKE TWILIGHT! So, let me begin. Remember to review, please! And Twilight fans, I'm sorry, but it's true. Harry Potter is better. There are not literally 101 reasons, there will be 20. Only two chapters.
Reason #1: Lessons taught are leagues better.
Really. Twilight teaches girls to be helpless and act stupid, and a guy will save you. Harry Potter teaches girls to stand up for themselves, fight for equality, and be strong. The female characters are strong and intelligent. One example: When Harry broke up with Ginny for her safety, she tried to steal the sword of Gryffindor, she restarted the DA with Neville and Luna, defied Snape's rule, and fought in the battle of Hogwarts. When that same thing happened to Bella from Twilight, she went almost comatose for months, and then started putting herself in danger to hear the sound of Edward's voice, which ended in her jumping off a cliff. In other words, Bella Swan is the single biggest setback in feminism for centuries. She just sits back and lets her sparkling boyfriend do everything for her. And another thing? She tried to teach me I am no one without a man. Harry Potter also taught me to fight for equality, stay hopeful when the future seems dark, and be strong. You won't find that in Twilight.
Reason #2: Situations are far more exciting and imaginative, without being too extreme.
Sparkling vampires who like to watch girls sleep, werewolves that aren't really werewolves (more on that later) and a girl who tries to teach us that you aren't anyone without a man. That is what Twilight contains. Harry Potter is full of adventures, excitement, a creepy villain, magic, a sport played while flying, strong characters, love, hate, and everything in between. In Harry Potter, you're whisked away to a magical school in Scotland, where you can find anything, including ghosts, dragons, half-giants, and a giant three-headed dog named Fluffy. In Twilight, you wake up to a 109-year-old vampire watching you sleep.
Reason #3: Twilight copied Harry Potter.
Tons of Twilight fans will say I'm wrong about this, that it's the other way around, that Harry Potter copied Twilight. THAT IS UNTRUE. Twilight has a lot of the same names (Charlie, Bella, Black), there are also characters seen in Harry Potter, werewolves, vampires. And sorry to say, Harry Potter is still better.
Reason #4: Harry Potter love stories are better.
Twilight fans say that the primary reason they like Twilight is because it's a romance, and Harry Potter isn't. Well, guess what? Snape's love for Lily led him to protect her son for many years even though he despised him. Mrs. Weasley's love for Ginny gave her the strength to kill Bellatrix. Narcissa's love for Draco caused her to lie to the most powerful dark wizard of all time. Lily's love for Harry protected him for 16 years, and caused her to die for him. Twilight isn't a love story. It's a creepy obsessive stalker story. J.K. Rowling told a better love story in one chapter than Stephanie Meyer did in five books.
Reason #5: Stephanie Meyer got everything mixed up.
First, the "werewolves". These are not actually werewolves. A werewolf changes involuntarily at the full moon, and has no control over it. Twilight's werewolves change voluntarily and continue thinking and like a human while they are transformed. That is an Animagus. Second, the vampires. The characteristics of Twilight's vampires are more suited to fairies. I mean, they live in the woods and glitter in the sun? Really, people. Get your magical creatures straight.
Reason #5: It has several sub-plots in each story.
There's the main story, but there are also little things. Snape's memories, Fred's death, stuff like that. Twilight is focused on a single "plot".
Reason #6: It has a plot.
Twilight doesn't. It's basically a drippy love story that goes on and on and on, and doesn't actually have a story line or a climax. I'm pretty sure that if I submitted it in English class, I'd get a zero, because it doesn't live up to any of the aspects of great literature.
Reason #7: J.K. Rowling researches.
Ever wondered what the spells in Harry Potter mean? Well, most of them are Latin or French words that have been adapted into spells. For example, Expect Patronum translates to "I await a guardian." Some characters names have also been researched, for example, Hermione was the name of Helen of Troy's daughter, and Sirius is another name for the Dog Star. As far as I can tell, Stephanie Meyer didn't do a lick of research while writing the Twilight series. Bella Swan? Her name literally translates to "Beautiful Swan." Pretty, but significant? No.
Reason #8: The characters in Harry Potter change and grow throughout the books.
The characters in Twilight are basically the same throughout the entire series, with only minor fluctuations in behavior, aside from the part where Bella was depressed.
Reason #9: Better characters.
The Harry Potter characters vs. the Twilight characters. OK, first up, Harry Potter!
Character feelings and thoughts change.
Characters know how to stand up for themselves and do.
Character struggles are highly emphasized, and aren't just about love
Emotions are very realistic; you could almost believe they were real
Characters have hobbies and beliefs
The characters are neither entirely evil nor entirely good. They have flaws.
Now for Twilight:
Character feelings and thoughts do change, but rather abruptly and quickly
Characters are rather helpless and do not stand up for themselves
Characters are also rather selfish
Character struggles are passed over unless they are about love
Hobbies? What hobbies?
Unnaturally flawless, and there are only two sides, evil and good.
Reason #10: Backgrounds are showed.
The characters in Harry Potter aren't evil for no reason or good for no reason either. Background on almost all of the characters is shown, good or evil. Twilight doesn't show you that. It's almost as if the evil people were born that way.
That's all for now, folks. I would like to say a few other things:
Even the guy who plays Edward in the movies hates Twilight.
Dumbledore said, "It does not do any good to dwell on dreams and forget to live." Stephanie Meyer said the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream. See my point?
J.K. Rowling chose 19 years later for the epilogue because she thought that was long enough not to encourage teen pregnancy, unlike other books.
Harry Potter is not without faults, but I doubt there will be a 101 reasons Twilight is better than Harry Potter anytime soon.
I know I'm probably going to get a lot of angry reviews from Twilight fans, but I would just like to say: Twilight fans, why are you reading this in the first place? Also, just to say, Twilight fans will think I haven't read the books, but I have and I want my wasted time back.