ringswraith wrote:navarre wrote:Lucyth wrote:I was thinking about how vampire venom is supposed to heal all injuries, well, if somebody was in a car accident before they got changed, and their leg had to of been amputated, do you think it would grow back when they became a vampire? It healed all of Bella's injuries, but she just had broken bones, no missing limbs.
Transformation will not bring back amputated limbs, but will heal paralysis, blindness, and also in Alice's case - mental infirmeries. SM state if your hair is short in human existence, it will stay that way always.
Alice was never mentally unsound- they just thought she was due to her visions. Her family didn't know what to do with her, so they had her committed.
ringswraith wrote:What I should have said in my initial post is, Alice wasn't crazy to begin with.
I see your point, navarre, but there are too many unknowns (re: Alice) to make that conclusion. We don't know how long exactly she stayed there. We don't know what "treatments" were administered to her. For all we know she could have been left pretty much alone, perhaps sedated when she had a vision... There's too much left to interpretation that we can argue this either direction.
Also, when I voiced my question, I was asking why you specifically mentioned blindness and paralysis, since we were never given these examples in the novels. (Bella's and Esme's circumstances notwithstanding; they both had severely broken bodies, but neither were in a state of paralysis prior to Bella's accident or Esme's leap.)
I too am of the opinion that the venom will cure almost anything, if the things to be fixed are in the system.
ringswraith wrote:One thing to counter James' description of Alice: Bella's own descriptions when she first "awakes" after the transformation. She sees Edward again, and she thinks that she "may as well have been blind."
The quote you mention from James about seeing the sun for the first time- this could have been the same thing, Alice seeing through more powerful eyes. Especially after being kept in the dark.
But, again, something that can be debated both ways.
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