Alphie wrote:1. Do you feel Jacob was justified in going to the Cullens to confront Edward and possibly start a fight with the vampires even though he was going against Sam's orders?
Not exactly. I felt for him, could see where he was coming from, but he was very emotional- he wasn't able to see reason due to his feelings for Bella. It did concern me that he was going- I was afraid of the outcome.
Alphie wrote:2. Since we as readers knew Bella was pregnant, did her physical appearance surprise you in the way that she looked so sick and frail? How did you feel about the rapid growth of her pregnancy and the effect it had on her body?
I kind of guessed that the pregnancy would be rapid- after all, she already felt the bulge in her belly mere days after they consummated their marriage. Her frailty I did not expect- until I understood that they were unable to nourish both Bella and fetus, it didn't click in my head as to why she was so weak.
Alphie wrote:3. The ever present tension between Rosalie and Bella has virtually vanished due to Bella's pregnancy. Were you surprised that Bella asked Rose to act as her protector? How did you feel about Edward's explanation on how the family was divided over the issue?
When Bella called Rosalie in the earlier chapters, I knew immediately what was going to happen. Rosalie would make sure Bella got her wish- everything else be damned.
As far as Edward's take on the family situation, it seemed to be very accurate given their personalities.
Alphie wrote:4. Edward says sevearl times in this chapter that Jacob understood Bella better than he did. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment? Could Edward's thoughts be clouded by his involvement in the pregnancy, or do you feel that he was correct in saying that Jacob did understand her better?
I think Edward was correct in saying Jacob understood Bella better. After all, Jacob caught on to what happened in the family pretty quickly, barely needing Edward's explanations.
I also think poor Edward was thinking about too many things at once, and not a single one of them being the possibility that Bella would want to keep the child. All he wanted was for her to be safe, and to him the "thing" inside her was a threat, and the sooner it was out, the better.
Alphie wrote:5. What did you feel about Edward's agreement with Jacob that if Bella died he would allow Jacob to kill him? Did you think it would come to that?
Highly probable, although I'm not sure what the rest of the Cullens or the Pack would say to that. If it were purely up to Edward and Jacob, I honestly believe Edward would let Jacob kill him. Bella would be dead, Edward would see no point to living... Jacob would be sort of doing him a favor, while getting a measure of revenge.
Brutal, isn't it?