December wrote:Grayce, Rings, Andy -- thank you.
I don't know why this didn't register more strongly on me when I read it. Clearly I need to ignore my inner resistance and go back and read this chapter properly.
GrayceM wrote:Do you think Stephenie designed it this way or am I seeing signs that no one else does?
Twilight<3 wrote:GrayceM wrote:Do you think Stephenie designed it this way or am I seeing signs that no one else does?
It's possible that Stephenie designed it that way but I don't think it's likely. If we look at the way Stephenie designed Alice's visions, I would say she believes in free will. This is because the her visions show the future isn't determined. It changes as people's decisions change. So, given that, I would say Bella chose (unconsciously) to create these hallucinations of Edward to relieve her of her pain. It wasn't fate or predetermination or the like that brought the hallucinations to Bella. She chose her fate.
GrayceM wrote:Maybe I'm at an advantage then...having known before reading the first book that there were 4 in the series, I guess I didn't take the break up and the whole of New Moon as seriously. Like I knew that it wasn't really over because it wasn't an ending to the story.
I can see how it would have simply gotten her out of the pain of loss had I not know that this was a temporary situation. Having looked at it as temporary, it's as though every decision she makes whether by grand design, fate or whatever you call it, put her a step closer to the events bringing Edward back into her life.
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