1. Why is Edward now willing to change Bella into a vampire (provided she marries him) after being dead set against it for so long?
I love this conversation in the book. I think Edward realizes just a little bit that someday Bella will become a vampire..so better for him to do it. It would at least be somewhat special this way. Also, since she is in no hurry to get married...this will prolong her human time and I'm sure he likes that.
2. Why is it still so important to him that she marry him before he changes her? Is there more to this than a strategy to delay her?
I think since the era he grew up in or should I say human in he is somewhat old fashioned. He has found the one he loves and wants to marry her and have his last name and such.
3. Why is Bella so panicked at the thought of marrying Edward? Is there more to her reaction than she is saying? Does she actually understand her own reasons completely?
Bella is afraid ppl will critique her and also b/c she grew up w/ her parents being divorced so it was never an important thing to her. However, I can't beleive she wouldn't marry Edward in a heartbeat.
4. After the epiphanies of NM, how could Edward still imagine being immortal was more important to Bella than her love for him?
He doesn't know what Bella is thinking so he has a lot of doubts sometimes.
5. Edward says that changing Bella is the most selfish thing he will ever do. Why is he nevertheless prepared to do it? Is this morally weak of him?
No, I don't think it is weak. He is selfish b/c he wants her, but she wants him. Also, he would pretty much do anything Bella asks for.
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