twilight1909 wrote:holdingoutforjacob wrote:in my mind, the implications of kissing someone without their "permission" are way more innocent than dismantling someone's truck
The truck thing is not so black and white, right or wrong. I just went in depth with this on the Edward and Bella thread. Disabling Bella's vehicle in the context of WHY Edward did it, in Twilight and not in the real world, and considering the fact that they had previously discussed this, makes it so much different than the way you refer to it. Bella essentially forced Edward to "control" her by making him follow through with his promise to stop her.
I think the fact that Jacob kissed Bella against her will, not just without permission, is a black and white issue. Especially since she was in a committed relationship with Edward.
I would much rather be with an overprotective man than one who tries to force himself on me when my heart is already taken...
For me the kiss was way worse than the truck incident. I just said it over on Bella, but it wont hurt to say it again. Jacob crossed a physical line. He kissed a girl against her will, and he even felt proud about it afterwards. If Bella was so mad that she actually punched him, that means that he was out of line. Bella was with another man. The kiss was not his to take.
As for the truck incident, I understood Edward a lot in that situation. I'm not saying that it was right, but I can understand. Edward couldn't go to La Push to make sure she stayed safe. She tried to hang on to two very separate worlds. She knew how Edward felt about her going to La Push. She knew that it would drive him insane with worry. And I think that was why she was so quick to forgive him.