Jazz Girl wrote:Okay folks, time for a little question love for Jazz.
Given the turmoil Jasper has been made to endure because of his gift, do you think he would give it up? Why or why not?
: First of all let me say that you come up with the most interesting questions and help keep discussions flowing. Thank you for that.
As far as this question is concerned- based on the other responses I'm guessing you're asking if Jasper would be willing to give up his gift.
Let me be the first to say "no." Yes, I see everyone's points (so far) about how difficult it is for him to live with his power, but allow me to point out a few things:
1. If not for his ability, he would never have doubted his way of life as a vampire with Maria. He would never have started that spiral of depression when he would feed off humans, which in turn would mean he would have never left Maria, never left Peter and Charlotte, and never found Alice. And as we all know, he lives for Alice... I can't imagine him giving something up that was partly responsible for them being together.
2. While I understand the comments about how others' emotions can affect his own, I believe at this point something like Edward getting irritated at Bella would be a minor annoyance to Jasper at most. Why? Because he spent most of his immortal years in a climate of war. Remember his genesis story in Eclipse
: he lived in a constant state of battle, with death as his constant companion (never mind the hate, or the fear). Compared to that
, everything else is just not as bad. Perhaps they would be causes for distractions, but a simple touch of his ability can supress them.
3. Jasper likes
his ability- in the presence of positive emotions. Remember how he hangs around Bella after she's changed? His ability is also very useful- I was actually wondering how the confrontation with the Volturi in Breaking Dawn
would have gone, had Jasper been there to calm things down.