r_godsey wrote:I've kind of been stumped with Bella's hallucinations in New Moon.
So what are the facts?
I just really have this feeling in my gut like these are explained somewhere in the script and I'm just not seeing it.
Has someone who's read/studied the books more than me, caught anything?
I'm kind of comtemplating the fact that Bella was bitten by James, but not changed. And her scar is cool to the touch, like a vampire's skin. That this may have something to do with it. We don't know of anyone living that had been bitten but not changed or what effects could have on a human.
Also I'm thinking about Edward's whereabouts and the possiblity that his powers enhanced during this time of separation, in New Moon.
We don't know for a fact that Edward was in Rio.
Is it too far fetched to think that Edward could have projected his thoughts to Bella?
Could he have possibly, been so desparate to protect her that his powers adapted to allow this?
The monkey wrench in all of this is that Edward called Bella's house to check on her after Rosalie told him that Bella had jumped off cliff. If Bella's hallucinations were actually Edward's ability projecting his thoughts to her, he would have seen that Bella was ok, and would have had no reason to committ suicide.
There's gotta be a way this all fits together. Is it really just as simple as, *Bella couldn't deal so Bella's brain fixed it so she could???
I suggest you also ask this on the Twilight Q and A thread.
Actually, these have been explained by SM, I think in her personal correspondences, but I'm not sure. I suggest you go to those first. I believe she said that it was Bella's own little insane way of dealing with Edward leaving. Could it be some kind of connection? Sure! (it would make a great fanfiction
) However, Bella did indeed go a little over the edge when he left, and SM wanted it that way. It is the visions, created by Bella's mind, that clue us into the fact that she really has no choice between Jacob and Edward. Without Edward, she really is broken.
Could she have a stronger shield? Maybe. It's a very interesting thought. However, venom is such that even a little left in the system will change someone (see past pages) so not enough of it spread to allow for much change within her. Edward got it out pretty quickly. If much had gone in, I think Bella would have realized it because she would have been physically different.
Yes we do, he was in Rio like he said. He tracked Victoria until he lost her, joined the family in Ithaca (see Ithaca is Gorges by Giselle LX on fanfiction.net for a brilliant and clean story of this time!), and then left for Rio because he couldn't stay with the family. He was just too close to going back, so he left.
Again, sorry, he was gone. He left and refused to come back or even allow a family member to check on Bella.
Yep, he would have felt her if that was the case. The movie showed it correctly. Edward thought he was so dangerous to Bella that he completely left. She went a little nuts. Period. It's okay to go a little nuts when your life is torn apart. She really couldn't live without Edward, and the whole love triangle thing drives me crazy here. She was damaged beyond repair
when Edward left. That's the way it is. I know several widows who think they hear their husband's voices sometimes. It really isn't so unusual. Grief is a horrible thing to feel, and Bella couldn't be completely sane without Edward. Period.