The basis of this argument is that the cover art of the first Twilight book shows an apple. This is supposed to refer to the biblical story of The Garden of Eden, where a generic forbidden fruit, often portrayed as an apple, was the temptation that got Adam and Eve kicked out of the garden. This interpretation is reinforced by the Bible verse at the beginning of the book, and the fact that Meyer blabs constantly about how deep and symbolic it is. However, the comparison falls apart, for the simple reason that Bella and Edward's love is about as forbidden as good hygiene. And SMeyer's theme on the front of the book is very insulting to some religous anti's
Forbidden: not allowed under any circumstances, taboo.
Does this sound anything like Bedward's relationship? Of course not. Edward dislikes the idea at first, but comes around within pages. Rosalie is bitchy, but doesn't try to interfere. The kids at school think it's great. Jacob objects, but only really out of jealousy. Charlie dislikes Edward only after Edward breaks his daughter's heart in a fit of pique, and he comes around quickly too. In fact, the only people who seem to object on principle are Billy Black and the Volturi. The former takes no action, other than a few cryptic warnings, and the latter are okay as long as they turn her into a sparklepire. At no time does anyone offer any serious impediment to Bella and Edward's "love."
Their love is about as forbidden as a fresh peach.
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- Romeo and Juliet - It is forbidden because their families - the Montagues and Capulets - are sworn enemies.
- Pyramus and Thisbe - For the same reasons as Romeo and Juliet.
- Any pureblood-muggle relationships, marriages, or friendships- These people get disowned from the Blacks, and some killed.
- Buffy and Angel - A REAL forbidden human/vampire relationship because he was a vampire and she was the friggin' SLAYER! She was supposed to kill him, not fall in love with him!
- Carter Morgan III and Angie Simms - because Angie is a skater chick and Carter's grandfather, Carter Morgan Sr. is mayor and hates skateboarders and the same goes with his friends and his father. Angie's father works for Carter Sr. and thinks Angie is using him.
- Ariel and Prince Eric - Because she was a mermaid, he was human, and in the words of Ariel's father, King Triton, contact between the human world and the merpeople's world was strictly forbidden.
- Aladdin and Jasmine - Because Jasmine was the princess, Aladdin was a streetrat, and the law stated that a princess could only marry a prince.
- Pocahontas and John Smith (from the Disney version) - Because she was a Native American, he was a white man, and her father, Chief Powhatan, had already promised her to Kocoum.
- Cleopatra and Julius Caesar - When Cleopatra had a kid that happened to be Caesar's, Egypt and Rome went at war because Cleopatra was Queen of Egypt and Caesar was dictator of Rome. The kid couldn't take two thrones.
- Cleopatra and Mark Antony - Because well at this point, Rome and Egypt were pretty much sworn enemies (at least in the eyes of the Senate), but that didn't stop Antony and Cleopatra from marrying and having three children. Eventually, it all led to the Roman Civil War.
- Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar - Because of our homophobic society.
- Lancelot and Guinevere, Tristan and Iseult - Because both Guinevere and Iseult were married... to Kings. Having an affair with the wife of a King was high treason.
- The real life Amreen and Lokesh - Because she was a Muslim and he was a Hindu.
- Rose de Witt Bukater and Jack Dawson - Because she was an upper class girl, who was also engaged to be married, and he was a third class artist.
- Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion - Because she was the Moon Princess, he was the Crown Prince of Earth, and relations between people of the Moon and people of the Earth were prohibited.
- Liang Shan-Bo and Zhu Yingt-Ti - Her parents had promised her to someone else.
- Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry - Because they lived in two different universes.
- Oosugi Suzuno and Tatara, Yuuki Miaka and Tamahome, Okuda Takiko and Uruki - Suzuno, Miaka and Takiko all lived in another world and it is forbidden for a miko to stay in "The Universe of the Four Gods" after her quest is completed.
- Arguably, Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen - He was already married with two children and she had been promised to someone else.
- Captain Etienne Navarre and Lady Isabeau - He was a wolf by night and she was a hawk by day.
- Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale (The Scarlet Letter), Edna Pontellier and Robert Lebrun (The Awakening) - Both women were married, but not to the man they loved. They also lived in patriarchal societies where adultery was really frowned upon.
- Professor Humbert Humbert and Lolita - She was a twelve-year-old girl and he was a frikkin peodophile!
- Chen An and Li Min (The Chinese botanist's daughters) - They were lesbians in a homophobic society.
- Doki and Nabi (There she is) - Doki is a female rabbit and Nabi is a male cat. The society is against relationships between rabbits and cats.
- Holly Forsyte and Val Darty (The Forsyte Saga) - They are kept apart by a family feud which escalates to the point where her brother is killed. When they decide to marry anyway after the events,which have left Val partly crippled,some family members accept their marriage but they are forced to leave their home country and only return many years later. Holly never fully recovers from her brother's death and therefore their own happiness is always marred by the price they had to pay for it.
- King Edward VIII of England and Wallis Simpson - He was heir to the throne and could not marry a divorcee. After he gave his throne to be with her, they were exiled. He is regarded as being a coward though some historians are now more sympathetic.
- Naomi Armitage and Ross Sylibus (Armitage III) - Armitage is the most human-like robot who can be pregnant. The villain wants to kill all these robots to spark a war between robots and humans.
- Brandon Teena and Lana Tisdel - Lana's friends hated Brandon because he was a female-to-male transsexual.
- The Doctor and Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) - Rose is trapped in an alternate dimension.
- Also, the Doctor and River Song, as their first (from the Doctor's perspective)/last (from River's) meeting culminates with River's death. (Time travel. It's a headache.) Neither of these are precisely forbidden love, but they are definitely examples of star-crossed lovers.
- Tuptim and Lun-Tha (The King And I) - Tuptim is one of the king's wives, and Lun-Tha was a diplomat. Tuptim was already married to the King, and it is forbidden by law for her to have a lover. Both Tuptim and Lun-Tha could lose their lives if they were caught in a compromising situation, as the punishment for adultery was either whipping, or death.
- Thor Odinson and Jane Foster (Marvel comics) - Thor was the god of thunder. His father Odin did everything to prevent him from having a relationship with a mere mortal.
- Chris and Cathy Dollanganger (Flowers in the Attic) - They were brother and sister. Need I say more? Well, yes I do. For that matter...
- Their parents: Chris and Corrine Dollanganger - He was her half-uncle and they were half-siblings as well!
- And... Cathy Dollanganger and Bart Winslow - He was her mother's second husband and he also wasn't supposed to know that she existed.
- Arthur and Gwen (Merlin) - King Uther Pendragon would rather have his son banished than married with a servant.
- Also, Merlin and Freya. Freya's dead. It is hinted that they might communicate again from time to time but they cannot be together again before a long time.
- Grell Sutcliffe and Sebastian Michealis (Black Butler) - They're both guys. Homosexuality was illegal. 'Nuff said. Grell's also a shinigami/complete psychopath.
- Elizabeth and Ciel (Black Butler anime) - He is a demon. She's human. That's not really recommended.
- Bruce Banner and Betty Ross (The Hulk movie). Bruce has to run away from everyone because, well, he's the Hulk.
- Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala - Anakin was a Jedi knight, Padme was a member of the Senate, and Jedi knights are forbidden to love, let alone have romantic relationships.
- Colin and Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons movie) - Colin cannot leave Springfield because Homer did something stupid and Lisa has to run away from Springfield because everyone is mad at Homer.
- Rhys Ashworth and Beth Clement (Hollyoaks) - Because they were half-brother and sister, though neither of them knew when they slept together.
- Annabelle Tillman and Simone Bradley (Loving Annabelle) - Because Simone was Annabelle's teacher... 'nuff said.
- Flippy and Flaky from Happy Tree Friends (I know it's not canon, but still)- Because Flippy has PTSD and Flaky is paranoid.
- Komugi and Meruem/The Chimera Ant king (Hunter x Hunter) - Komugi's a female human, Meruem is the king of the Chimera Ants. He's supposed to HATE humans, not love one!
- Spottedleaf and Firestar/Yellowfang and Raggedstar from Warrior Cats, because medicine cats (like Yellowfang and Spottedleaf) aren't allowed to have kits or fall in love. Crowfeather and Feathertail/Greystripe and Silverstream/Dovewing and Tigerheart/Lionblaze and Heathertail/Bluestar and Oakheart/Appledusk and Mapleshade/Reedfeather and Fallowtail/Ryewhisker and Cloudberry - their love is forbidden because they come from different Clans, which are nearly always fighting with each other. The best example from this series is probably Leafpool and Crowfeather - it's doubly forbidden because Leafpool is a medicine cat AND they're from different Clans. These couples are all against the warrior code, the Clans' law.
- Arguably, Monroe and Rosalee (Grimm, season 4). He's a Blutbat, she's a Fuchsbau. The Wesenrein tries to kill Wesen who marry someone who's not the same species.
- Penny Pingleton and Seaweed (Hairspray). She's white, he's black, and it's the 1960s Baltimore
- Sara Lance and Lindsay Carlisle (Legends of Tomorrow) - They're not from the same time period and Lindsay lives among homophobic people.
- Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara (Gone with the wind). Scarlett marries Charles. And then Charles dies and Scarlett is expected to act like a "normal" widow. And then Scarlett marries someone else again.
- Mei and Gabu (Arashi no Yoru Ni). Whether you see them as lovers or friends, their relationship is forbidden due to Mei being a goat and Gabu being a wolf.