jazzgirl wrote:If Ness is truly that redemption for Edward, the source of his epiphany that he is not a monster, that he deserves love, that he is worthy of loving and being loved, why, in an epic romance, do we have to sacrifice that for the perfect resolution to the romance that would be Bella and Edward both equally choosing each other and their love over every other consideration? Why can't we have both?
Jazz Girl wrote:I think the crosspost was because the topic seemed to address posts on both threads and Openhome wanted to involve everyone.
December wrote:Why indeed? You and I are breathing one breath here, Jazzgirl! I think the answer is the one Kayla spelt out: if they choose freely it lays on them the guilt of having made that choice.. But as I was starting to say, this succesful moral manoeuvering comes at the cost of the romance. Which is a pity.
Yep. Annoying isn't it?December wrote:if Isaac had tripped on the way up the mountain and hit his head and died -- or been rescued by a white knight -- so that Abraham was never called upon to make good on his choice, it would not be the same story. But whether one finds the new story less aesthetically satisfying than the old....well that does take us onto the treacherous ground of personal taste!
Openhome wrote: Stephenie has said that they did choose each other. I saw it, too. They made the choice many times over. It's just that Stephenie removed the choice from the death scene. For me, the choice had been made and was done, the romance was fulfilled, and now all that was left was a "sinless" (for lack of a better word) transformation.
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