Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby Moorea » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:53 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

On the one hand, I thought that, being Alice, she had forseen that she might need a huge amount of cash. And on the other hand, I was -again- amazed at how much money these Cullens seem to have! :D

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?

I have to admit, I was torn during this passage. The crowd was so dense that I thought she wouldn't make it in time. But in the back of my mind, I was thinking "Oh come on! Bella and Edward are the very reason why she wrote these series of books in the 1st place! She can't kill one now!"

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

WAKE UP! My blood pressure went to high and I was so into the story that I snapped at the book :oops:

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

I thought she was an evil child, like Damian in The Omen. She always reminds me of Damian for some reason...

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

That he was still in love with her. Even more so now that he knew how it felt to live in a world without Bella. I was really moved by the way he protected her at th entrance of the tunnel, always suspicious of the 2 other Volturi.
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby debussygirl » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:45 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer? I thought it was funny.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward? No, not really. I always expect happy endings.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead? I was confused a bit. Didn't he expect to feel something?

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest! That she was a crazy psycho killer. Or something like that.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her? He loves her!! He loves her!!!
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby katiesueboo » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:24 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

Bella says earlier in the book that money meant next to nothing to the Cullens, I think she just used that much to bribe the officers to ensure she got through (though i can't imagine anyone even trying to stop alice.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?

Oh yes, when she was running across the square. She's just SO clumsy.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

I'll be honest, I was too busy jumping up and down when i found out that she made it in time to think about what he said.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

"Damn she's powerful"

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

I hoped it was real....no just being nice.
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby alice_is_my_homegirl » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:15 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer? I was shocked, but I assumed that she had a vision that she needed that much.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward? YES! I was hyperventalating the whole time.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead? I thought, "Wow, he's lost it."

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest! At first I laughed because she's so tiny, but then I realized that she's the little EVIL thing that she is!

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her? HE LOVED HER!!! LE DUH!!!
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby twilady » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:08 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
It again reinforces to me that money does not mean anything really to the Cullens. They have amassed so much over the past 100 years that it has no meaning to them really. She probably did not think about the amount, just what she had around.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?
Nope, I knew that would happen
3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I loved that he thought he was in heaven with her....he truly believes in an afterlife, even for him.
4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
She could hurt Bella and he had no defense but to give in so Bella would not be harmed.
5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
He was in awe that she was even there.
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby DoNotFeartheDark » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:45 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
I thought it only proves that money is like, not really that important and they don't have a fit on using or bribing people with it.

2.Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?
OMG YES! I was on the edge of my seat and i was really tense and anxious. I thought, there's no way she's gonna make it. 1)Its too far 2) Theres too many people around 3)THE SUN WAS GETTING HIGHER!! When she tripped in the fountain, I was, AHHHH!! NOOO TOO LATE!! My heart was pounding uber fast. I've read the book at least four times, and i never lose the sense of anxiety and excitment.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I was all like, Edward, NOOO YOU BOTH ARE ALIVE!!!! snap out of it!! I was anxious while Bella tried to convince him that they were both alive

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
Well i was thinking, What is this little girl doing, thinking she's all that? I honestly didn't know what to make of her. I didn't know why she was there. I kinda read real fast, trying to figure out what's gonna happen, so i had to reread that part....

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I thought, He still loves her. he was LYING when he left. The whole story built up to this piont, when you realize that he still truly loves her.
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby readmymind » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:12 am

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

I don't know. I guess she was just trying to "buy" time. No pun intended.


2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?

I knew there were 2 more books that he was in. But I read it like I dindn't know.


3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

I was so impatient for him to snap out of it so they could get to safety out of the sunlight. (only in a Twilight book is the safe place out of the sunlight. lol. :lol: )


4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

She scared me. Just because I could tell she was powerful.


5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

I knew he was being romantic and still loved her. it made me sooooooooooo happy!!!
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby EdwardsOtherLove » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:53 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
I just thought that all of the Cullen's had piles of cash at the ready. As far as how much to bribe? I think she went over the top to ensure that they got through quickly. Why waste precious time over money, when they have plenty.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?
Of course! Or the series would have ended.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I thought "wake up stupid, don't step into the sun!"

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
I was confused. I thought "why does this woman make Edward give up hope"?

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I knew he still loved her. She risked her life to save him, and there is no way that he would want her in harms way. He wanted to do what ever it took to get her out alive.
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby scarlet_forever » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:14 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
Since Alice has been around for awhile and she deals in the stock market, it didn't surprise me.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?
I thought she would at the very last second...and was absolutely right.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I didn't think he would react like that at all.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
I automatically assumed he had a possible run in w/ her or he knew alot from Carlisle. Also, I thought she was extremely strong..maybe strongest..and that she had a power beter than Edward's.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I had mixed emotions here and I'm sure Edward did too. He was protecting her and was possibly mad at Alice for bringing her here, but at the same time he is glad to see her again..ALIVE.
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Re: Chapter 20 ~ Volterra

Postby MySunJB21 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:16 pm

1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?I think Alice knew because she couldn't use her phsycial apperance to "dazzel" the officer she had to use the next best thing. I think the Cullens are always prepared for whatever human interaction they may encounter.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward? I was pretty anxious that for sure! I knew it was going to be down to the last wire.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead? I did what most of us did I'm sure...cried! Edward became so human at the moment for me.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest! I could tell she was very powerful.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?I personally didn't understand why she was thinking that the first time I read it. I hurried through it so quickly Edwards words at the beginning didn't sink in for me. Personally I don't know how she could think he was acting only to protect her, to me his love was written all over his face.
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