Twilight
Stephenie Meyer
Contributed by Sung Miele
Character Analysis
Isabella "Bella" Swan 

The narrator of the story, a human girl who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington to live with her father. 

Renee Dwyer 

The mother of Isabella, who lives in Phoenix, Arizona and recently married a minor league athlete. 

Charlie Swan 

The father of Isabella and Police Chief of Forks, Washington. 

Billy Black 

A Quileute Native American tribal elder who sells his truck to Charlie Swan, which becomes a gift to Bella. 

Edward Cullen 

A vampire in the Cullen family who possesses the ability to read most minds, but not Bella’s. He is attracted to Bella in a predatory manner, but also falls in love with her. 

Emmett Cullen 

A vampire in the Cullen family who possess unusual strength. 

Alice Cullen 

A vampire in the Cullen family who takes a strong liking to Bella and possesses precognitive powers. 

Rosalie Hale 

A vampire in the Cullen family who takes a strong dislike to Bella and is Emmett’s mate. 

Jasper Hale 

A vampire in the Cullen family who possesses the ability to influence people’s emotions. 

Carlisle Cullen 

The adoptive father of the Cullen and Hale children. 

Esme Cullen 

The wife of Dr. Cullen, adoptive mother of the Cullen and Hale children. 

Jacob Black 

The fifteen-year-old son of Billy Black, who tells Bella about the Quileute legends about werewolves and vampires. 

James 

A vampire who visits the Cullens and hunts down Bella. 

Victoria 

A vampire who visits the Cullens and works with James. 

Laurent 

A vampire who visits the Cullens with James and Victoria. 

Phil Dwyer 

The new husband of Renee, a minor league baseball player. 

Ms. Cope 

Forks High School Receptionist who gives Bella her class information on the first day. 

Mr. Mason 

Bella’s English teacher. 

Jefferson 

Bella’s Government teacher. 

Eric Yorkie 

Befriends Bella and becomes romantically interested in her. 

Mr. Varner 

Bella’s Trigonometry teacher. 

Jessica Stanley 

Befriends Bella and is romantically interested in Mike. 

Angela Weber 

A silent and shy girl who befriends Bella. 

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