By definition Edward Cullen is not a vampire.
"A corpse supposed, in European folklore, to leave its grave at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long..."
From what I know about Twilight, Edward Cullen does not leave a grave and can walk around during the day.
On this note, Jacob was not a werewolf either. Someone who is a werewolf has no choice in changing forms and lose control during their time as a werewolf. Jacob has a choice in his transformation and retains control of speech and behavior. Jacob also turns into a full fledged wolf, not a werewolf. Jacob is actually an animagus.
Of course terms like vampires and werewolves are open to interpretation, but by their technical definitions, Stephenie Meyer was completely off.
(SomeDude):Well Jacob was never a werewolf; they were actually shape shifters who took the shape of the wolf. But I agree. Edward wasn't a vampire. Now Angel: he was a vampire.(The series)
I never said Jacob was a werewolf. I pointed out Jacob was an animagus (a witch/wizard who can shape shift into animals).
I know you said that. I meant the author didn't mean for him to be a werewolf.
Wasn't he called a werewolf in the novel and movie?
(SomeDude):That is what they think he is, but in a big battle the vampires in charge reveal that they're shape shifters. Also in the tales about their tribe; their ancestors could leave their bodies and travel as souls. While the chief was out of his body his rival took his body so he could be chief and destroyed his own body so he entered a wolf's body. And then something happens and the wolf transforms into a man; who looks like his spirit self so his warriors recognize him and his rival is killed. Then his children could also transform. I kind of liked that part of the author's story. Didn't like what she did to vampires.
(SomeDude):If the explanation sucks; sorry; I read the books once like 3 years ago. But that's the just of it.