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Of Girls and Their Vampires

Gender and relationship portrayals in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight

                                                                                                                By Vadim Baranovsky.

In this paper I will attempt a comparative message system analysis of two similar texts: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the TV show) and Twilight (book and movie). Message system analysis, as described in an article by George Gebner, is the study of content of television programs that allows the analyst to see what behavioral patterns are encouraged and what view of reality is enhanced by the content of a given movie or show. 


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 The National Domestic Violence Hotline lists on its website, http://www.ndvh.org/, several questions that can help abuse victims determine whether they are indeed involved in an abusive relationship. Let us ask some of these questions of Bella Swan.

Does your partner:

Embarrass you with put-downs?


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