TeamEdward1918 wrote:dopeydm wrote:The part I am most curious about was....Why did Edward run away from Bella in the Meadow...was he truly desiring to take her life? I can't imagine that feeling possessing him!
Well, we do know, thanks in part to MS, that he really was suffering through this in the beginning. His thoughts when he first sat next to her in class were very intense. I don't feel inclined to say that at this point he was desiring to take her life, however we do know that he still wasn't so sure how strong he could be around her. So that's why he ran away when she leaned too close to him, he was being overly cautious.
That's my interpretation anyway
Anything i'm missing, guys?
Not really, I think you got it. One thing I would add just to help clarify your point is: remember, this was before "Mind Over Matter" ....before they kissed and he saw that he could get close to her and feel all the "love" feelings at the same time as the "thirst" feelings. And he realized that he wanted the "love" feelings with her more than he wanted her blood. So, he just wasn't sure he could control himself at that time, so he was overly cautious...as is his nature.