Megan
Megan asked:

When she swaps the genders of Bella and Edward, does she also swap their gender stereotypes? For instance is the male character still exhibiting stereotypical male traits and is the female still showing mostly stereotypical female traits?

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Rel8tivity She does an odd mix of keeping and switching gender stereotypes. For example:

Twi: "Billy did a lot of work on the engine."
L&D: "Bonnie had a lot of work done on the engine."

But Jacob/Julie still works on cars.

And in some cases, even though the gender was changed, the actions of character stayed the same. For example, Emmett became Eleanor, but Eleanor remained an aggressive, competitive character who was spoiling for a fight to kill Joss/James. She hovers protectively over her skinny boyfriend Royal. So the effect was just weird, like she was an Amazon.

So Meyer changed enough to get all the names and pronouns right, but didn't change enough to make it all work together.
Brittani Meyer said she did, but she really didn't. I laughed quite a bit at Edyth helping Beau to the office after he fainted. Most of the book is exactly the same as the first- same conversations, same activities. She even saves his life in exactly the same way and then shoves him down afterwards and laughs, just like Edward does. I laughed so hard, I cried!
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