EmmettCullen534 wrote:After all the foreshadowing of being very emotional and fear of becoming a "monster" , why did you let Bella "skip" the newborn stage, not give her much of a "thirst" , not have her pay the price for immortality and love, which was one of the main themes of the series, and overall downplay Bella as a vampire?
I can answer that in one word: fate. or destiny.
It was Bella's fate to become a vampire, unlike the rest of the Cullens.
I think I can answer this better and then we can look at other questions!
Wow...I just spent like...15 minutes typying out an awesome response to this....then I accidently deleted it. So now I'm just going to make my point short and sweet
Remember how Bella had that "special" ability to protect her mind from danger? Like when Jane tried to force her to do things to herself? Or when Edward tried to listen to her thoughts. None of them could do it and they were confused.
Ok, so my point is that Bella's ability allowed her to skip the newborn stage and protect her from that rage and blood lust that most newborn's feel.
So we got to experience her as an adult vampire almost immediately, which was good for the story because it moved it along, and we enjoyed the benefit of seeing her character develop more deeply.
Ok and now I'm done. I'm going to try not to delete this one.