1. Compare and contrast the Jasper/Alice meeting and subsequent love with that of Bella and Edward? Is one destiny and the other choice?
I think it's both. I think you have a choice in all of your decisions, including who you fall in love with. But both Edward & Bella and Alice & Jasper are perfect for one another, almost like they were made for each other. So technically, yeah I think it was destiny that they met each other, but they still had a choice. Bella didn't have to come to Forks, Alice didn't have to wait for Jasper in the bar etc. I love the love between Alice & Jasper, and they are defo my favourite couple after Edward & Bella. Especially, in New Moon when Bella and Alice arrive back from Italy and Alice goes to Jasper and they just look at each other...that makes me go weak at the knees everytime! Going a little off topic here whoops... 2. Do you think it’s odd that Jasper has a tone of reverence in his voice when he speaks of the Volturi?
No, because the Volturi are, like Edward said, like royalty. They should be respected. I think we are all biased towards teh Volturi because of Bella's view of them. I don't particulary like them, but I can see why Jasper and the others respect them, and think highly of them.3. Do you feel that sometimes people in a powerful position have to make hard and ruthless decisions for the “greater” good?
Yeah, as long as they are for the "greater good".4. Discuss Carlisle’s loyalty to the Denali clan, versus his loyalty to the wolves.
I think he is loyal to both of them. I think that, if either the Denali's or the wolves asked for help, Carlisle would say yes straight away. I don't think he'd nessassary hold a grudge to any of them, even if they refused to help him. He respects their decisions.