Mrs.Edward_Cullen<3 wrote:Cymbrelynn wrote:Mrs.Edward_Cullen<3 wrote:WHAT WOULD I DO W/ OUT ELIZABETH MASEN??!?!? She created the most amazing person there is to be and I really do want to hear more about her. And Edward's father. And like everyone else already said, I think Edward got his extra sense from Elizabeth. But what I do wonder is why didn't Carlisle change Elizabeth and Edward? Then they could be mother and son forever together..lol I do think Edward is a momma's boy in a very good way. I think Elizabeth would absolutly approve of Bella because in some way they are sort of the same...Very motherly, being able to risk their life for someone they love, and both of their love for Edward.
Great points about the Bella/Elizabeth Masen parallels. I think Carlisle probably didn't change Elizabeth because she didn't ask him to. For herself, she possibly felt at peace dying and going on to whatever afterlife there may be. But her motherly instinct was for Edward to be saved at all costs. It's possible that she was too weak to survive the change as well.
Hmm..that may be true. But then again...why wouldn't you take a chance at eternity as long as you could be with someone you loved? In this case it's her son..
It probably comes down to something like this: A lot of people have faith that there is an afterlife, but no one knows for sure. In Elizabeth's case, as a believer, she was okay with accepting her chances for herself. She probably thought in death she would be going to heaven and reunited with her husband. When it came to her son, however, the instinct to fight for her son's survival was too strong. This is not something she's willing to leave to chance. She wants him to live no matter what it takes.