1. Do you feel that Rosalie is only motivated by the baby or does she have concern for Bella and her feelings? How do you interpret her actions in this chapter?
A larger part of it, I do think has to do with the child in question. Both care for it, and want 'him' to live. There was a reason that Bella had gone to Rose. Both of their maternal sides took over the minute Bella got pregnant, and Rose is just doing what Bella, I assumed, asked of her.
2. The relationship between Jacob and Edward is slowly changing. In what instances do you see those changes taking place?
[*] Bella. Both of them want her to live.
[*] Rose and Bella's companionship, and how Rose is going about getting what she wants.
[*] Bella's senses when she is changed. The exchange between the two on page 250/251 is kinda funny on my book.
3. As we are without Bella’s perspective in this chapter, what do you think is going through her mind as she watches Jacob’s interactions with the Cullens and vice versa?
Probably surprised. For the longest time, he hated them for what he had become, and how they had gotten her.
4. What do you think was Sam’s reasoning for sending Jared with Collin, Quil and Paul and emissaries to Jacob? Do you feel that Sam sent the right collalition?
Make a truce for the time being. There was really no need to fight when nothing had been done to break the treaty. Even if any on them had bitten and changed Bella at that point, there had been nothing said about finding a partner for Edward if the one in question knew what they were getting into.
I think Sam was too little too late to try and get Jacob on his side once he left. Jake had chosen where his loyalty lay, and that wasn't about to change the minute that Sam had talked to the elders and had chosen a different course of action.
5. Do you feel that Jared was convincing in his arguments? Did he make the right arguments to Leah, Seth and Jacob? When Jared was using Sam’s words, what did those words reveal about Sam?
Nope. None of them sounded plausible. Sue being all alone, that was why she and Charlie were spending time together,and she was around the pack. They just went below the belt. And for Sam - he was more concerned about what he thought was right, and not what the others needed. Leah needed a way out, to rid herself of what she felt for him, and Jake gave her that. You win some, you loose some, and with Jake's pack there was nothing to be done.
6. We have had a moment to see Jacob’s leadership qualities and style compared to Sam’s? How do they differ?
Both want to protect the innocent, but go about it differently. Sam just wants the vampire's out because of mistakes, where
Jake wants to protect no matter the race. Jake lets his members choose what they want, unless he needs to have things done, Sam tells them what to do.