Angeliss wrote:Rosalie is my favorite character. She's so complex, with so many flaws and insecurities (yes, insecurities. You think her inability to trust comes from someone who isn't afraid of getting hurt?) and so many levels and desires. I could think/talk about her for hours on end.
I actually don't think that she's as selfish as Edward thinks she is, or Jacob, for that matter. Shocking, I know. But my reasoning is this- Rosalie has never really moved on from the time that Royce raped her. She is still an avenging angel in one sense, but a broken little girl in another, still the same person left to die in an alley. And there is a lot of emotional trauma that comes from such abuse, trauma that Emmett surely helps her deal with, but something she is still overwhelmed by. One defense mechanism is to think about shallow things.
I thought that she'd gone backwards in BD for a moment, too, until I reread the section with Leah's thoughts on her actions, and realized that Edward and Jacob are really not the best at seeing Rosalie's motives in an unbiased way. There is too much at stake for them. Leah was the only one to offer Rosalie redemption.
AgentCross wrote:I like Rose, even if she can be a pain at sometimes. She does love her family and she is loyal. She just had a really rough life and I understand where her pain comes from and the problems she had with Bella. I think Renesmee was one of the best things to happen to the Cullen Family and to Rose.
KeepMeWithYou wrote:In Twilight Rosalie was just a vampire with beauty and jealousy, one of the background Cullens, I guess, but still important. It was only in Eclipse she became more of a person. We saw the reason behind her jealousy, her antagonism, towards Bella. In Breaking Dawn, she seemed to slip back into the "Twilight Rosalie" but with much more of a purpose to her actions.
Sure, she wanted the baby and didn't mind killing Bella in the process, but that's because Bella was getting what she [Rosalie] was denied, her adoptive brother was getting what he wanted, what she's wanted for years: a child.
It's a bit extreme what she wanted to do to Bella, but it's understandable because Rosalie's desire for the child was extreme. At first I thought she was taking it a bit too far, but after thinking it over, I think her thoughts were justifiable in the situation.
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