Twilight Is A Terrible Book/Movie Series
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Twilight Series: A series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephanie Meyer.
Terrible:  exciting terror, awe or great fear  extremely bad; horrible
1) Using definition 1, I think it is safe to say that my opponents conclusion is false. I am yet to meet someone who was terrified of this series. It is full of romance and humor and is not famous for exciting any terror.
2) Using definition 2, I must use a different argument. My opponent argues that the Twilight series is a terrible series, meaning it is extremely bad, or horrible. If this series is so terrible, than it would hardly have been made into five major motion pictures that are adored by fans around the world.
3) Most teen vampire or paranormal books are hardly about real, true love. I would like you to note that Bella expressed repeatedly the desire to have sex with Edward. Edward, however, refused. This series teaches teens healthy morals
Con also suggested that this book doesn't even have an actual purpose in her last argument, which I find surprising. I'm assuming that you're placing "Twilight" in the following category: "Most teen vampire or paranormal books are hardly about real, true love". As for teaching healthy values, I must dissent. This horrible series is but teen trash turned successful.
First, I didn't argue that it was amazing. I argued that it wasn't terrible. Second, if a lot of people like it, than it can't be excessively bad.
"Con also suggested that this book doesn't even have an actual purpose in her last argument, which I find surprising. I'm assuming that you're placing "Twilight" in the following category: "Most teen vampire or paranormal books are hardly about real, true love"."
The word "most" here was an exclusive "most." This was made clear when I explained that Twilight teaches morals.
"As for teaching healthy values, I must dissent. This horrible series is but teen trash turned successful."
I would like to point out that my opponent does not explain either why he disagrees or give proof as to why Twilight is "but teen trash turned successful."
It is teen trash because it has nothing to teach; it is simply a marketing statement, a way for the producers to make money. Love triangles aren't exactly moral, just so you know. What is the aim of this movie? Is the director trying to communicate something to us, to transmit an actual message? It's most definitely no "Citizen Kane", I'll give you that.
I have forced myself to get to the end of the movie and my stomach began to twist and turn at the sheer idiocy of this commercial junk. If it is not a story of love, then what is it? They certainly don't respect the imposing status of vampires; in fact, the movie makes them look like a bunch of sparkling fairies.
This movie was made to make money. Nothing else
My opponent gives no evidence to support any of these matters. Also, one cannot judge whether or not someone's taste in music, movies or books is good or bad. It's their decision. Someone else might think that your taste in those things is disgusting.
"It is teen trash because it has nothing to teach"
On the contrary, this series is full of lessons. The book "Twilight and Philosophy" delves deep into these lessons. I personally have read this book (written by college professors) and it is full of interesting ideas about the series.
My opponent states that he himself has never actually read the books, and has only sat through one movie. How can he fairly judge, then, the quality of any of these books?
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Vote Placed by Merrit 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct was tied. S&G goes to Pro, as Con made a few grammatical errors. Pro made arguments but never backed them up leaving them to be negated by Con. Therefore, Con wins arguments. Pro lacked sources, while Con used sources.
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