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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby spookybell » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:50 am

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
I want to know what anyone really ever wants to go to school dances. I hated so many of them. I am guessing that Bella could think of 101 better things to do. I don't think it is a matter of who asks.

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby emilycullenx » Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:35 am

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her? Well, for starters, Bella "doesn't dance." Haha. And on a different note, Edward Cullen is about the only boy who ever really has her full attention. She'd much rather skip the dance to hang with him for a day/night. Actually, she'd much rather skip the dance and do absolutely nothing; that's one aspect where Bella and I are on the same page. xD

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior? I think I may have lingered with Bella's assumption on this one; or possibly the thirstier he is, the crankier he is, which Bella also finds out soon enough.
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby ashleygill03 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:53 pm

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
I think that none of the boys from Forks appear to Bella because she is so much more mature than they are. Mike, Eric, and Tyler are still in a very petty phase, which most young men are at that period of their lives. Bella is uninterested in the superficial aspects of high school... i.e. Dances, dresses, etc. I also believe that her attraction towards Edward has caused her to turn a blind eye towards all the other boys, and she isn't one to settle for less than everything she wants.

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
At this point in the book it was obvious that Edward reciprocated Bella's attraction. He feels that for whatever reason it is unhealthy for their relationship, so to speak, to progress to any other level, so he avoids her all together. At this point, I felt that Edward's more friendly moments were his moments of weakness, when he couldn't deny the attraction.
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby Megsimadic » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:50 pm

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
Im not sure that they werent appealing to her. I mean, the dance she refused, and I thought it was too social an event at first but then we already know she is clumsy so I thought that was the reason she was making excuses. Plus, she wasnt used to all the attention so she wasnt sure of her responses. She was more questioning than flattered by it all. And her thoughts were already glued to Edwards behaviour to have other male presence

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
I thought that he wanted to be nice but whatever he was hiding was stopping him. I also thought that maybe his siblings had something to do with it at some point
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby Stacia » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:41 pm

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
I don't think that Bella was used to the attention that she was getting. Like she said before that everyone in Forks lives on top of each other and so each situation has to be handled diplomatically. Plus, she knew that Jess liked Mike so if she could get people "hooked up" (in a sense), then she wouldn't be the center of attention anymore and the guys would (hopefully) leave her alone. I don't think any of the boys appealed to her because she was waiting for Edward, she just didn't know it yet!

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
By that time, I got the sense that it was hard to him to be near her. But like he says, he couldn't stay away from her any longer...he was drawn to her (granted in a different way than she to him!)
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby Krystal » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:35 pm

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?

I am pretty sure it's just because she was knew and Bella already knew everyone was watching her and she didn't want to be the centre of attention, and also because she can't dance.

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?

I really didn't know, but I knew something wasn't right.
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby Melarian » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:43 am

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
She had already fallen for Edward (maybe without being fully aware of it), so none of the other boys appealed to her anymore. In addition to that, she didn't like the thought of going to the dance, where the whole school would be and she could quite easily find herself the center of attention - a situation she keeps trying to avoid at all costs.

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
I thought he was torn between wanting Bella close to himself and wanting her as far away as possible.
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby Elsbyth » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:20 pm

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her?
I totally related to that part of Bella's thought process because she is an old soul and has a hard time dealing with the trivial things that most teenagers find so fascinating. I never dated anyone my own age - they drove me to distraction and I think that Bella's clumsiness only compounded her desire to stay far away from school dances.

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior?
Teenage boy behaviour. That he didn't know what he wanted and was angry that he might want her.
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby BlueStarlight » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:25 pm

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her? This is one of my favorite chapters of the book; I love to read both B&E's reactions!! Bella is smitten with Edward; of course, she wouldn't go with anyone but him, if she'd been inclined to ask. However, she doesn't like the spotlight, and she wouldn't want to be rude and just tell the guys "no." I don't think that she wanted anyone to know that she liked Edward. The Cullens keep to themselves, and it would certainly draw attention to herself if she were with them.... I'm glad she got over that! lol!

2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior? I really had no idea at first. After my 2nd or 3rd time reading it, I think he didn't really know if he could trust Bella to keep the truth of the accident to herself. The way he said, "trust me" and "please" meant that he wanted to stay with her, but he needed her trust first.
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Re: Chapter 4 ~ Invitations

Postby t_feva » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:43 am

1. Why do you think Bella doesn't want to go to the spring dance? She could easily just have said to anyone, "Let's just go as friends". Why is it that from day one, none of the boys appealed to her? i think she didnt want to go because she didnt want to dance.
2. Bella asks Edward if he has multiple personality disorder because he either seems to be overly friendly or sarcastic moments apart. To what did you attribute Edward's odd behavior? that he liked her but didnt want to get too close to her because he's dangerous.
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