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Monday, 20 August 2012

Fifty Shades of Twilight: Analyse, Review and Commentary!

Warning Viewer Discretion is Advised. 

Part 0: Introduction, Basic Plot Outline and Contents 

Who has not read Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy this summer?
The fifty Shades of Grey series is written by E.L James a female British author and housewife who liked Twilight series and Fifty Shades of Grey grew out of a Twilight based fan fiction called 'The Master of the Universe' 
In this series of blog posts, I will be looking at different aspects of the Grey Trilogy getting down to the real meaning without the hype. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it. 
If you don't want to be spoiled then don't read, simple!

Basic Plot Outline

Book 1 Fifty Shades of Grey 

Anastasia Steel is 22 years old and about to graduate for university with a degree in English Literature. Her best friend is the editor of the student newspaper and has the flue so she ask Anastasia (from now on I will call her 'Ana' like the books) to go and interview the businessman and billionaire Christian Grey who funds the university's science and agricultural department and will be at their graduation ceremony giving out degrees.
This interview changes both their lives and Ana literally falls at his feet! Meaning that Grey has to find out more about her and so stalkers to her part-time place of work Claytons DIY and buys some rope and cable ties
Very interesting and after another spark flying conversation; Grey decides to get his security people to do a background search on all things Ana; as he needs to know more in the hope that she will be his new subGrey is a messed up big time, he needs to be in control over everything due a mysterious secret in his past. Ana and Grey then spend the rest of book 1 working out their literal and metaphorical relationship contract; will it work out between headstrong Ana and control freak Christian?
In the end Major Spoiler Alert Ana leaves as Christian's demands and lifestyle become too much. 

Book 2  Fifty Shades Darker 

Ana is devastated, but knows that she made the right choice. 
Can she really live without him? 
Can Christian go back to his old ways?
Christian is devastated and abandoned again with only a glider toy and a leaving note given to him by Ana  to help focus him and the advice form an old female friend 'Mrs Robinson'. Christian has an epiphany and realise that he does want more in their relationship but how. Fifty Shades Darker is not really dark at all is about Christian discovering that he does want hearts, flowers, chocolate and lots of vanilla sex. Major Spoiler Alert: Grey ask Ana to marry him.

Book 3 Fifty Shades Freed

After their wedding Ana and Christian go on a honeymoon to everywhere and anywhere Ana wants to go with security of course.
Back at Christian's company attacks starts to happen first arson and then 'Charlie Tango'' the helicopter is sabotage leading to a kidnapping!
There is a car chase and there is a pregnancy, is it too soon?
Can Christian cope with parenthood?
Will Christian be a good father?
Will they live together?
Will their third' family' house get built on time? 
Who is attacking them? Could it be fired Jack?
In short it all works out, more than well plus Christian even makes peace with his past. Roll on blip number three!

Part 1: General Romantic Themes

Part 2: Classic Literature Influences

Part 3: The Influence of Twilight

Part 4: Is it good writing?

Part 5:  Money, Technology and Lifestyle Porn?

Part 6: Ana Steele Character Analyse

Part 7:  Christian Grey Character Analyse 

Part 8: Sexuality

Part 9: Feminism and Machismo

Part 10: Conclusion

See you all next time in Part 1: General Romantic Themes!

By Myriam Roberts 

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