1. In what ways does Bella identify with the third wife?
Well she is human for one. She wants to save Edward and Seth. And she knows the blood will distract the vampire. She just love them so much that she wants to save them so she wants to do anything to protect the ones she loves. 2. Could Taha Aki be alive today? Discuss theories.
I think if he chose to stay the wolves after he had to turn back into it then it could be possible. But that is only if he stops aging completely while he is phasing back and forth. But if he still ages; just at a slower rate than he may not be around that long. Though since he lost his third wife I don't think he would stay around for another one. I'm not sure if you can have more than one soul mate. I know you can be in love more than once but as for soul mates, that is hard to say.3. What do you think Jacob is hoping will change by taking Bella to the meeting?
I think he was just wanting Bella to know where he came from and more about his people. It is possible that he thinks if she knew him better that she may realize that he is the better choice and that he at least is human. But I am not completely sure about that one.4. Why is Bella so disturbed by the idea of Edward’s identification with Heathcliff?
All I can say was because of that quote he read. She didn't want to face that Edward might be thinking bad about Jacob even though I don't think Edward would have hurt him because he knew Bella cared about him and he loved her too much to hurt her like that but it was a possibility.