1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that you have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
I'm not sure. I know what Alice is saying, and it would be horrible to watch a loved one react the way Edward did. 2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?
Jasper is more empathetic than most vampires, maybe even more than Carlisle since he can sense and control emotions. He really does care what happens to people, and he doesn't like negative emotions.
After the beginning of Twilight
and after Jasper was first introduced, I wasn't afraid of Jasper.3. This is the first time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
I was shocked, but not overly so. After all, how else can a vampire turn someone into one of them? It makes sense. I never thought twice about Edward kissing Bella. He has enough control, and the only way to get the venom is through biting. He never bit her.
However, considering his diet, it's always weirded me out a little when they kiss. After all, he drinks blood. I personally wouldn't want to kiss someone who drinks blood. 4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
I think Edward's afraid Bella would put herself in danger by approaching a vampire with less control than the Cullens, asking to become one of them to be with Edward.5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didn't Alice clear this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
The Cullens wouldn't have been able to get to James otherwise, and the whole situation would have been dragging on longer than necessary. Alice probably also knew they would get there in time to save Bella.