Mrs.Edward_Cullen<3 wrote:Is Edward an abusive boyfriend? (I don't think so. Some people assume so though.)
It's hard to follow Jazz Girl
, but someone has to be brave about it. Wow...what a post. Really. Okay, back to my own less impressive words....
I believe Edward's actions are sometimes a bit over the top, but abusive is not the right word. I agree that if Edward, and all of the characters in the story were regular teenagers, then some of his actions would definitely be considered abusive - physically restraining Bella, sabotaging her truck, kidnapping her, refusing to let her see her friends, etc. But I'm with Jazz Girl
that Jake could have honestly been dangerous, and Edward couldn't be certain she would be safe. Jake never was dangerous - he was always able to control himself, but it was close a few times.
I always see Edward's POV so clearly. Jake is dangerous, therefore Bella shouldn't be around Jake. Edward came to the same conclusion about himself, and tried to take himself out of Bella's life (the ignoring Bella part of Twilight), and then later tried to take all supernatural elements out of Bella's life (the middle of New Moon.) So his intentions are consistent. But his follow through doesn't make it - in all three cases, he has to give in and let her be in danger anyways. Poor guy.
Thanks for listening. -Ariadnee