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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Was Twilight Plagiarized

Recently an author by the name of Jordan Scott made a statement that the author of Twilight Stephenie Meyer plagiarized his book "The Noctume" The reasons his lawyer used was

■Both novels have wedding scenes featuring lots of garlands and braids;
■Both novels have sex scenes that are set on the beach, during which moments are described as “perfect” and the hero calls the heroine “beautiful”;
■Both novels feature nightmares with black figures in them;
■Both novels feature the hero feeling loving toward the heroine upon the discovery that she is pregnant with his child;
■Both novels have a scene where the hero and heroine decide to name their child something unbearably stupid. In “Breaking Dawn,” the stupid name is Renesmee. In “The Nocturne,” it’s Requiem.
■In both novels, the heroine basically dies during childbirth;
■In both novels, the hero thinks his newborn child is perfect; and
■In both novels, the hero uses “love” as a term of endearment for the heroine

The judge ruling over the case determined that it was not plagiarism but rather that it was the traits that many romance stories shared.

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