1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
Not really, I mean I understand why she thinks it selfish and I guess to a degree it might be but I think that it's hard for her to imagine going through losing Edward again. I know she loves the rest of the Cullens but obviously Edward is the most important because it seems without him there is no her. However, I am so conflicted by saying that because there would be Jacob if Edward hadn't made it out well, maybe. Of course that's all hypothetical as Edward didn't go and fight.
To be honest this is such a difficult question to answer because she's doing it because she couldn't bear to lose him a second time and this time it would have been permanent there's no coming back from the dead. But it seems there wasn't much of an increased danger to the rest of the family since after all they had the werewolves on their side as well. I know that maybe some of what I have been saying may not seem like an answer to the question but it is for me because this is what is making me debate whether it was selfish and how selfish.
Well, I will wrap up my confusing thoughts on this and say that it may have been a little selfish but mostly like I said before it's not selfish. Sorry for the rambling.
2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
I think he was thinking about what she had said about not being able to lose him a second time and the pain that the first time had caused her. Probably, he was also considering how much extra danger his family would be in if he sat out. I mean it really did seem that they weren't going to be in much danger they seemed so confident. But I think he was also thinking about how he did want to be part of the fight too. Also, the possibility of it being Victoria crossing his mind and thinking about how much he would really like to be the one to dispose of her.
But I am probably completely off. I do know that the emotions he was going through were without a doubt very intense or strong.
3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
I think that Edward and Alice do believe the danger of the newborns is trivial especially since the rest of the family relaxed once the werewolves were on their side. I think that before they had more numbers there was a greater danger and then they would have been trying to make Bella feel better. At this point though I think they do believe that the danger is trivial.
4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
Well, not because he can't talk
. I do think it may just be because of the manner of Jacob and also really because the wolf form makes things less complicated. If that makes any sense. Also, she doesn't have to think as much about any extra emotions there may or may not be between the two of them. Once again my answer probably sounds ridiculous but it's the best I can think of at the moment.