Destani wrote:Personally, I loved the transformation. I thought it was exceptionally well-written, very detailed and almost poetic. Despite the tragic circumstances and clinical setting, I still found it highly emotional.
I always wanted Bella to become a vampire but I never really thought about how I wanted it to happen. Of course I wanted Edward to be the one who changed her, but that was as far as my expectations went. A tender romantic bite would have probably been just as satisfying to me but I understand why it had to happen the way it did. I agree with others who have said that it freed Edward from guilt and got Jacob's consent. But it also fit with the natural way things happen for Bella and Edward. Joyful or pivotal moments were always being interrupted for them...the baseball game, Bella's birthday, graduation. So I sort of had it in the back of my head that something would happen to either rush or delay Bella's transformation and when it did, I wasn't surprised.
Edit: I was glad that Bella was able to hide her pain from Edward. Even though the morphine didn't ease her pain, it at least helped her in that respect. By the time it wore off, she was able to keep quiet and still on her own. I do think that she should tell Carlisle eventually. Even though he isn't planning to create another vampire, who knows what he could do with the information. I don't know if he'd be able to keep Edward from seeing it in his head, though.
Wonderfully said Destani, wonderfully said. I agree completely. The transformation was beautifully detailed for the reader - you could actually feel the intense fire and agony she sustained. On another note, I think her ability to remain silent showed what incredible strength and resolve she had, which I think was part of her ability to control her thirst(a gift), and the way she has been able to survive up to and through this situation.
Bella may not have thought she was much as a human and probably not according to world standards, but she actually was, she had a selfless heart, she was strong and when she transformed, she became everything she was meant to be - an asset, a woman of greater strength that shines at every turn, a woman who could love more deeply and intensely than she ever could as a human, the other half to the whole that is Edward/Bella. You know, the pain of transformation could be analogous to the pain we sometimes sustain as we grow and get better with time - maybe or maybe not (just an idea). I'm babbling - sorry.