1. Should Bella confide in Jacob about Edward, her hallucinations, and her depression?
At first I thought she should, to smack some sense into Jacob about how much she loves Edward. But knowing Jacob, i think he would still be as stubborn.2. Would it be settling for Bella to hook up with Jacob? Should Bella try to find happiness with Jacob even if she can only give him part of her heart?
I'm going against the grain here. Bella does
love Jacob, and in Eclipse she was even willing to hurt Edward in order to be with Jacob. Since she seems to believe that Edward doesn't want her anymore, I think she would accept Jacob gradually as time goes, and finally let go of her past with Edward. 3. What about Jacob? He loves Bella despite her strictly platonic feelings towards him, but should he wait out for someone who loves him as much as he loves Bella?
Well...the thing is we know that Bella's love for him is more than platonic (although less than her love for Edward). Bella may not realize this but Jacob knows. If fate hasn't interfered and Edward-Bella have not reunited, Jacob might have a good shot. 4. How do we factor in the fact that Bella now owes Jacob her life both physically and emotionally?
I don't think you should decide to be with someone based on how much you owe them.5. Is Romeo and Juliet's relationship similar to Edward and Bella's? How is it and how does it differ?
I don't think it's comparable. Edward is as good as dead when he leaves Bella, and yes, Bella is also crushed, but like this chapter shows, she still has other option, and she ALMOST take that option if Alice hasn't come. Give them one year (tm Jacob) and she would've moved on. Edward may be Romeo, but Bella definitely is not Juliet. She still weighs in other options. 6. Should Bella have chosen to investigate Carlisle's car? Is her relationship with the Cullens masochistic?
Yes to both. But the same can be said to Bella's relationship with Jacob and his werewolf friends. She trusts her heart more than her head. 7. How does Bella and Jacob's relationship compare with Bella and Edward's? Which one is "healthier"?
Logically, Bella would be better off with Jacob because she wouldn't need to sacrifice her mortality, her family and her ability to have children. Plus, Jacob isn't as overprotective as Edward. But it doesn't mean that i support it