This is a note I posted on Facebook. I hope you like it, Twilight Haters and LotR lovers. :)
Before you start reading this note, be forewarned. Twilight fans or girls who have huge crushes on the Twilight "hotties", be prepared to loathe this trilogy of notes and wish they were never written. But can we be completely honest? Maybe it isn't just me.
For the past year, girls have been worshiping these so-called "perfect boyfriends" by the name Edward and Jacob. Through these series of notes, I am going to prove to you Twilight men lovers that there are men from other movies and books that are 10,000 times better. I will compare, I will insult Twilight, I will compliment the other side. I am completely biased but I hope I prove a good point.
PART 1: Why LotR men are better than Twilight boys
In order to properly judge the characters, we must review the stories.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien--J.R.R. Tolkien practically spent most of his life creating Middle-Earth so there is so much to the books. But in short, a powerful, evil lord Sauron put all his power into a ring and started to destroy the earth until Isildur cut it off his finger and killed him by taking the ring. Now Isildur could've destroyed it but the hearts of men are weak. Power hungry and misled to think he could use it as a tool for his kingdom, he was killed by Sauron's army of orcs soon after. Another creature found the ring and it consumed him, disforming him into an unnatural animal. But the Ring wanted to get back to its master. So it fell into the hands of the most unlikely race of all, a hobbit. Bilbo Baggins kept it until he left his homeplace among the Hobbits in the Shire and gave it to his nephew, Frodo. Gandalf, a wise wizard and a dear old friend of Bilbo, concluded that the ring must be destroyed in the fires of Mt. Doom and the council of a wise Elf named Elrond would decide. Frodo offered to take it and 8 companions vowed to come with him and help him. Eventually the fellowship was split up but the Story Goal remained the same: Take the ring to Mt. Doom and destroy it. Makes sense?
On the other hand,
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer---A vampire who only sucks the blood of animals named Edward Cullen falls in love with a human named Bella Swann and she, a very stupid, flaky girl, fell in love with him too. He was supposedly the perfect boyfriend but he was rather creepy and abusive and he sparkled like a diamond necklace. A ripped werewolf named Jacob Black loved her too and Edward and him hated each other because of it. So wouldn't Edward love Bella forever and protect her from such a dangerous creature? But after him confessing he would never leave her, his brother tried to suck her blood when she got a paper cut (muffled laughter) and he decided she was in danger so he left her. She went insane (not that she already wasn't). But wouldn't Bella be smart and keep on loving her zombie knowing he would never break a promise and that they were still meant to be? No, she decides to go make-out with the shirtless pinhead known as Jacob and become his girlfriend while Edward is away. Then everything gets more bizarre than it already was and more immoral too.
In my opinion, there's no contest on who has a better plotline. But now that we understand what we are dealing with.
But ever since this abomination called Twilight was born, young teenage girls have raged over these Prince Charmings, Edward and Jacob. "They're perfect! Omigosh! I want to marry them!
Really? Let's see what kind of man you're "marrying."
Edward Cullen: A 104-year-old vampire, a nice word for a blood-sucking zombie. Not getting that attractive so far..... He appears perfect making promises to Bella but fails to keep most of them. to mention he's abusive and creepy and an obssessive jerk from what I've heard about this "perfection". Am I wrong? Prove me wrong!
Jacob Black: A ripped werewolf who walks around shirtless. He turns into an animal and is not exactly a bad guy. But I think many would agree when I say that a boy who can't keep a shirt on for two minutes or keep his lips to himself needs psychological help.
And what do they compare with to Lord of the Rings?
Aragorn: Isildur's heir. True King of Gondor. A Man of Valor. A gentleman. Honors the woman he loves. A wise, born leader. Just.
Legolas: Prince of the Woodland Elves. A Man of Valor and Honor as well. A gentleman. Honors women. Wise, Just and Skilled. And the only man I know who can have long blond hair and still be incredibly manly! :D
Gimili: A Comical, Sarcastic Dwarf who isn't afraid to hack on an orc to shreds. Loves food and celebrations but isn't immoral or foul.
Boromir: Strong of heart but weak as well. But truly a gentleman of honor and justice.
Faramir: A true gentleman. Mislead but honorable and courageous.
What words keep popping up here? Honor. Valor. Justice. Honors Woman. Gentleman. Integrity. Those are qualities of a good man, qualities I never see in the Twilight boys.
Is the perfect man really just a sweet-talker and a 'hottie'?" No, A good man is a true gentleman of valor, respect, honor, justice and integrity.
"Well, then how are LotR men honorable and just and Twilight boys not?"
Watch the movies. Read the books. You decide.