Let's just get this straight before 당신 go harping on my 기사 because I'm a Twitard. Because I'm not. I'm just getting a little sick of Bella 백조 being called "too perfect". She's perfect about to the extent that I am a Twilight fan. Which is to say, not at all.
OK, Let me tell 당신 a story about a REAL Mary-Sue.
Once upon a time, there was a girl named 아나스타샤 B. Ana was in 6th grade, she was tiny for the age of ten (she skipped kindergarten), she was absolutely adorable, and she was in Gifted and 7th grade math. Boys all loved her, and she could crochet, knit, and she had perfect handwriting. She could play the 클라리넷 well and she was an avid reader. She was also very religious and sweet, never disrespecting her friends.
Does Bella 백조 seem so perfect now? And now let's see what Mrs. Cullen/Swan has to say for herself.
Once upon a time,there was a girl named Bella Swan. She was beautiful and all the boys wanted her. She was smart and was horrible to her friends. She could play no musical instrument, and her handwriting is anybody's guess. Her religion is not mentioned enough to stick in my head, and when she got a boyfriend, her 프렌즈 left her only because she left them. She relies on her boyfriend for everything, and when he leaves her, she jumps off cliffs to hear his voice.
Does she sound so Mary-Sueish compared to Anastasia? And here's the twist: 아나스타샤 is an actual person. Mary-Sues aren't just in books.
Here's my conclusion:
Bella 백조 was written to be perfect. The small hints of her leading a perfect life, having no problems and consequences, etc. were meant to make her perfect. She was written as a Mary-Sue, probably unintentionally, and yet failed miserably.
PS... to zanhar1: Thank 당신 for making that point in my original draft. I changed it and really appreciate the tip. Thanks!