1. Can you see why Bella is afraid to marry Edward? Is it something that would affect your decision to get married at a young age?
Yes, I understood where she was coming from but I didn't understand why she let it bother her. She was afraid of what other people will say, that they will judge her for marrying that young. But if you are already sure about the man you choose to be with, why would you let those things bother you? Why would you let the things they say affect you especially since none of those things are true?
And, no, it didn't affect my decision to marry at a young age. Because like I said, I already found the man I want to spend the rest of my life with (the same sureness Bella felt about Edward), why wait?
2. The intimacy level between Edward and Bella really jumps up a notch here. How did you feel about that? How do you feel about their decision to try to make love while Bella was still human?
This was a definite swoon/goosebumps chapter. I loved it!
I sort of saw it coming. Because Edward was definitely fighting twice as hard as Jacob. And he was definitely using it as an advantage because he CAN do it with Bella (make out and touch her). And he knew that Jacob already kissed her, even though she didn't kiss him back, so maybe he thought he has to intensify it a little bit to keep her wanting him more. And, also, maybe Jacob showed Edward how he is going to play his game and since they mostly only cuddle and kiss, he gave in a little to show her how much more he has. He's such a tease but that made him a lot more desirable, especially to Bella.
I felt that the decision was a good one because I knew that he can't really say no to her. I was happy that he said they will TRY. 3. Again the question arises about Edward having a soul. What do you think about this subject? Do vampires have souls?
Yes, I do think Edward has a soul. Why else would he feel rotten about himself being the monster that he is if he doesn't? He wouldn't be feeling guilt or shame or sadness or love, for that matter, if he doesn't have one.
If the vampires are like the Cullens, I believe so yes.