this part in Twilight! Can't believe
that they changed it in the movie! Very
angry. 1. What were your impressions of the house that the Cullens live in?
SM/Bella made it sound like a very interesting, beautiful house but I have a hard time imagining the exterior (I still see the wolves as giant gorillas with wolf heads!) . . . It was not how I pictured it in the movie, that's for sure.2. This is the first time Bella meets the Cullens (other than Carlisle) and gets to form 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 both seemed, as Edward says, "happy to see me [Edward] happy." They're both very tentative - they want everything to work out well for thier 'son.'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 know that it would be such a big part of the novel but sensed a little foreshadowing.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 had to meet not only Edward's entire family but Edward's entire vampire
family. Enough said. However, Edward had reason to be nervous, too. He only had to meet Charlie but Charlie is the one person
in Bella's family life and what he says goes. What if Charlie hated him? Edward's entire world would be crushed.