1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?
I was surprised that they are difficult to kill. I mean I was like Bella, I thought SM's vampires are like the stereotyped vampires. A stake through the heart, holy water, the sun, the silver, the cross, etc. etc. In other vampire stories even a human can kill the vampires with this kind of things but with SM's world it is impossible for a human to kill vampires. Even their fellow vampires are difficult to kill, there is just one method, by tearing them apart and burning the pieces.2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?
Shocked at first. But after I come to think of it, it is rather reasonable. You have to experience something to learn from it. I know that from the very beginning under Carlisle guidance, he taught Edward the other alternative but still he chose to go the different way. There might be no excuse to what he did but in the end he did feel remorse for those dark days.3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!
Not that long!!! I thought before the end of the book but I know somewhere along my reading it will come up. 4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specifically changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?
Of course he already confessed his feelings and his true nature right at the meadow so Edward has nothing to hide anymore. Plus the fact that they were at the 'Cullen's territory', I remember in the Twilight movie (not sure if its also stated in the book) Edward says "This is the one place we didn't have to hide".