Jazz Girl wrote:But HoldingOutForJacob, as you have pointed out before, trying to remove the mystical and magical elements in the story that are the sole basis of such behaviors is impossible and makes no sense. It's not like Bella is driving around with bad brakes, or choosing to work or live in a rough neighborhood, or even just hang out with someone who is a bad influence. In Edward's eyes, Bella is constantly and repeatedly placing herself in extremely dangerous proximity to young, volatile, unpredictable and possibly dangerous individuals who could kill her without any intention to do so simply by losing their temper. And, I think there are times in the saga that Bella does stand up and tell Edward to back off a little. She just doesn't have to argue with him long because he learns from his mistakes and changes his behavior. So, any arguments they have barely ripple the water because Edward, in most situations, backs down. And, in the cases where he doesn't, Bella goes to extremes to demonstrate that she will do what she wants, regardless of what Edward's feelings are about it.
But, I have no doubt that if it was something Bella was truly upset about, she would stay plenty mad at Edward. But, more often than not, she realizes quickly that she doesn't really have to because either he was right in the first place, or he has already fixed his behavior. Why stay mad for the sake of staying mad when being happy is so much better?
Jazz Girl wrote: But, I have no doubt that if it was something Bella was truly upset about, she would stay plenty mad at Edward. But, more often than not, she realizes quickly that she doesn't really have to because either he was right in the first place, or he has already fixed his behavior. Why stay mad for the sake of staying mad when being happy is so much better?
Jazz Girl wrote:Oh I definitely agree 100% about Edward's tendency to impose his interpretation of what was and was not in Bella's best interests in his drive to protect her. And, it absolutely snaps my teeth together when he does it. But, I think, like Bella, I see the purity of his intentions and his immediate efforts to correct situations when he has gone too far, and I don't bother to stay angry with him for any length of time. For me, it is also soothing to know, no matter how angry Bella (or I for that matter) is at him, she can't be any more angry with him than he is with himself. I think Edward truly hates being a controlling as.s when he feels he has to be. But, in Edward's mind, Bella's total lack of any sense of self preservation seems to warrant his functioning in that capacity until such time as she is physically able to protect herself from the catastrophes she courts. But, you are absolutely right, [b]Esme Echo, in that once Bella is physically his equal and able to protect herself, he is able to step back and just be her partner. Granted, even then he says it is so much more uncomfortable than it should be (ie his anxiety watching her wrestle a mountain lion on their first hunt).
PS Yes, Navarre, I have you and ForJazz926 to thank for that beautiful image. The design concept was mine, but ForJazz926 worked the visual magic. And, of course, your beautiful quote.
Dovrebanen wrote: The time spent with Edward was so precious to her. I thought it was so funny when he messed with her truck, and told her if she wanted him to stay away she should shut her window. And then she slams it shut, before opening it all the way It's just sweet, and it showed how much she loved the guy even when she saw him as unreasonable. I think that Bella was able to appreciate that Edward really had her best interest at heart, even when she didn't agree with him.
The only time that Edward really pushed his will trough was in matters concerning Bella's safety. And I can't blame him for that. Her life was the most important thing in the world to him. And he belives that Bella is unable to see the dangers of hanging out with the werewolves, because she loves Jacob so much and wont believe that he could ever hurt her. And I don't think Jacob ever would. Be Edward couldn't know that, nor could he trust the rest of the pack. They were his only enemy. For him to just straight away say that it was ok for her to hang around them, would be just be pure stupidity.
FindYourTrueCalling wrote:Would anyone else agree with me when I say that I dont think Edward really cares/loves Renesmee?.
Ive just kind of got that opinion from the start. Even after he could hear her thoughts. I mean dont get me wrong of course he does love her but I think he always has that anguish from when she nearly killed Bella.
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