1. If Edward had shared Jacob’s thoughts with Bella (when he drops her off at the LaPush boundary line) do you think it would have caused Bella to acknowledge the pain she was causing Jacob and prevented the “Jacob-kiss” from happening?Nope. I don't think anything was going to stop Jake from giving that kiss. Boy was DETERMINED.
2. Bella describes in detail why she wants Edward to change her. If she is going to be changed, do you think he wants to be the one to do it?Mostly. But he also doesn't want the guilt of damning her to immortality
3. What can you attribute Bella’s ambivalence about marriage to?Renee and her upbringing, but all in all, her reasoning sounds pretty irrational. You can committ to becoming the undead, but you can't live with what your mother, father, and 'everyone else' will think about you getting married? Well, this is Bella we're talking about...
4. Bella constantly makes the distinction between the Jacob she likes—her young friend and the bitter werewolf Jacob who “bugs the hell” out of her. What do you think Stephenie’s purpose is in highlighting this throughout the book?I think it was a good highlight of how we, as the readers, felt about Jake. Half the time we wanted to strangle him, but then he had his good moments which was exactly how Bella felt about him. It was just another way for the reader to live and feel what Bella was feeling and to also distinguish the two sides of Jake, of course.
5. Is is shocking that Bella would consider having Edward kill a human in order to gain an advantage in the fight against the newborns?Technically, yes, but we can see why she felt that way. Though, I've always seen Bella as a character who wouldn't even stray in that direction, but it was a fit of desperate thought. Even the best of us slip ever once in a while