TillyWhitlock wrote:Okay, I read Jazz Girls response to the question an hour ago. And mind you I've been trying to figure out a way to say what I want to say without contradicting myself. I think I may be ready to spout out what I was thinking.
What do you think went through Edward's mind as well as what his emotions were when he had to refuse Bella's advances?
As anything about Edward, it's quite complicated. He can say that he's a man and as one, he wants to experiment love and lust as a boy of his age. But he isn't just a boy. He is a vampire. So, I think part of his brain is telling her to get closer, to hold tighter and to taste more.... but there is another part who wants the same thing... for a complete different reason. It's in the end of NM, when he finally realizes that his body reached a priority - Bella - that her scent becomes something secondary to Edward. it's almost a welcoming thing. A reminder of her apsence.
Of course, as this is relationship, it's natural that things evolue to another level - Bella felt ready to give herself to him. But Edward wasn't prepared yet. There was too much risk. With Edward is all about choices and priorities because he can't afford to make a mistake - it's Bella's life on the stake. It's not becaus ehe didn't want to let her advance on him. It's because it wasn't just him... it's him and the monster. The monster might be more silent, but he's still there. He always were. So, Edward would rather looks as an uptight type of guy, than actually putting Bella in risk.
Hmm, about the previous discussion if Edward is perfect or not, I'm putting my two cents on the question and saying no. Edward is wonderful and everything. But if there is something that bothers me in Edward a lot it's this thing about making decisions, big decisions that will affect his relationship with Bella without consulting her. He is so sure he's doing to right thing, that is better if he hurts himself, than hurting her and he doesn't even relalize sometimes, how this affect Bella as well. Bella, of course, has her flaws too and the same goes to Jacob. The three main characters have virtues and flaws.