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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby Kate » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:11 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?

I like it! That lovely place all in white tone was so refreshing! So luminous! So far away from the usually crypt! It was intriguing too, because we know they have few uncommon things, like the place where they forge false identity… As everything in the house seems so normal, where are they? I felt in love with the description of the exterior of the house. It seems so romantic and intimate! :) Lost in a lovely meadow… :)

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.

They where so nice, move slowly and leaving space to be sure not frightening her... They were trying really hard to make her felling well… And really thoughtful when they let them together…

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?

Yes. As Bella seems to be so appealing to vampire and danger, it gives a good clue on what will come.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?

As Edward is able to joke with Charlie about the fact that Bella isn’t the kind who usually goes play baseball and he’s in a house he often visited by night… And Bella have to meet a family of vampires, in a house she doesn’t know... A family of vampires with Rosalie (good idea to take her away for the presentation!), who have clearly shown not being very open to the idea of having a human being aware of their secrets... I think Bella is the most nervous.

And I think Edward was most nervous to present Bella to his family than being present as the “boyfriend”. His family know what Alice saw… It is more significant. And she smells so good… :?
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby dazzel21 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:48 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
My first thought is that its very "homey". All glass and near the forest, very secluded. One look and you wouldn't believe that vampires live there.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I thought Esme was lovely. Very warm and very accepting about Bella. I love the interaction between Edward and Esme, she acts as if she's really Eward's mom. Carlisle as always was gentle and very compassionate. They're a lovely couple, the type wherein you would be at ease from the very beginning.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?
Kind of! I always knew that the non vegetarian vampires will be the cause of trouble for Edward and Bella's new found love story.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
Bella, she worries about everything.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby fi_fi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:03 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
I loved it, and still do. So light and airy, high ceilings - beautiful! I'd love to live in that house (and not just because Edward is there!)
Oh, and I LOVE Carlisle's cross! And his room, full of books, and Edward's room, full of music. Perfect!

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens (other than Carlisle) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I liked them, they were warm and welcoming. It also made me realise the closeness of the family - despite the danger (of exposure) that her presence puts them in, they are willing to welcome her into their home - they must really love Edward.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?

Hmmm. It's hard to remember back to my first reading, but I don't remember having any fears that the visiting vampires would pose any particular risk to Bella.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
Hard to decide. Edward must be more confident - he knows how to be polite, and what Charlie will be expecting/hoping for. I think Edward would be more nervous of Bella meeting his family than for himself meeting Charlie. He will be worried that Bella will be scared - as he says, he is waiting for the 'running and screaming'. Bella is nervous of making a good impression - she already knows that Rosalie doesn't like her, and the danger she is putting them in if Edward does end up killing her (though by this point I didn't think that was a real danger- mind over matter and all that). I'd guess that Bella is the most nervous, as she has no idea what to expect, whereas Edward's fears have been there all along - his fear that she will eventually react as she 'should', get scared and run away.

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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby Brienna » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:43 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
Since it was in a place which was hard to find, I found it natural that it would be light all over, the vampires not having to hide. It sounded like a beautiful home!

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I thought they both were very kind, especially Esme.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?
I figured something would happen with them and Bella.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
Bella. Edward can simply hear why a person wouldn't like him and then (if he wanted to) change what that person doesn't like. Bella is just who she is and knows that Edwards family probably is not to happy with her.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby AyaDiefair » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:19 pm

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
I found it to be very pleasant and open.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I liked both of them a lot, but I think I liked Carlisle much more because he was the backbone to the family and yet so very nice.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?
I actually didn't think much of it to be honest.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
Bella, only because of how she was raised. Meeting a bunch of Vampires would make me a tad nervous as well. Being approved by them is another story. I'm sure Edward was a tad nervous as well.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby desire4vampires » Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:40 pm

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?

I was surpised at how the house had white wall and a lot of glass windows. Also there was a cross on the wall! I mean that is the exact opposite of what you would think a vampire house is. When you think think of a vampire house, you think very dark, gloomy, no windows, definitetly no stakes. Maybe a few coffins. The house seemed warm and welcoming which contrasts the Cullens who stay away from society (except Carlisle). It would be so fascinating to be Bella and to walk through the house seeing all the ancient things that they collects throughout their hundreds of years of living.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.

I thought Alice was so adorable and sweet. Esme and Carlisle seemed like the perfect parents being so sweet and compassionate. I love the histoty of Carlisle at the end and wondered why is wasn't mentioned in the movie.
3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?

I think that I just brushed it off.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?

Bella was more nervouse and I think it's partly because she doesn't have as good as a relationship with Charlie as Edward does with Carlisle and Esme. Another part of why she was nervous is she is very self-conscious.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby Gochiruzeru » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:05 pm

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?

It sounded really pretty! I liked it a lot.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.

I liked them a lot. I already liked Carlisle from before, and Esme seemed really sweet.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?

I already knew about the disaster, so it wasn't a surprise to me at all...

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?

I think that Bella is more nervous. Edward is used to pretending to be human, and he's good at charming the right people. Bella, however, was meeting a large family of vampires, that, for all she knew, could have wanted to kill her. She wasn't sure how they would react to they would react to her being human.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby skatepixie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:13 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
I thought that the contrast between having an older home but with a lot of natural light was interesting. Personally, I don't like a lot of natrual light in my home, but that's me. *shrug* When I saw the movie, I was disappointed at how modern the house was -- not at all what I pictured from the book.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I liked them a lot. They seem to have it "together" more than Bella's parents. No issues with distance or ditzyness here. :) Esme seems like a kind, warm, welcoming person. Carlisle has his act together, but is also very kind and welcoming to Bella.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?
I could tell that something was up, that was for sure. I was interested in seeing what more "typical" vampires would be like, and I was concerned for Bella's safety.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
Edward knows that his own family will be very happy for him (except for Rosalie), but he is worried about passing for normal with Bella's dad. Bella, on the other hand, is concerned with how her dad will take it and is also nervous about fitting in with Edwards unusual family. So, I guess Bella is more nervous.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby Tornado » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:04 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
That it was big and that you could see the inside clearly from the outside.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.
I thought they were lovely and caring.

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?
Yes. You don't set something like that up and not have it go anywhere.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?
I think that they are equally nervous but for different reasons. I think Bella is already aware that she wants to join this family, so their acceptance is very important to her. Edward is scared that she will be freaked out by a house full of vampires that have lived for hundreds of years (collectively) and that it will be the end of their relationship.
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Re: Chapter 15 ~ The Cullens

Postby Edwards Ragazza » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:44 am

1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?

Huge house that had an open feel.

2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens ( other than Carlisle ) and gets to for an impression based on her experience alone. In other words, Edward no longer describes them for her, she gets to see them herself. In this chapter, she mostly interacts with Carlisle and Esme, what were your impressions of them.

Charming

3. There is a brief mention of Alice having seen the visit of other vampires. What was your reaction to this when you first read it? Did you have any idea that it would turn into the large disaster that takes over until the end of the novel?

I didn't think it would go like it did. Wasn't sure if they were going to be like the Cullens or not.

4. Edward and Bella describe being nervous about meeting/interacting with each other's families as boyfriend and girlfriend. Who do you think is more nervous Edward or Bella and why?

Equally nervous. It's both there first time in a real relationship that means something.
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