1. At the beginning of the chapter, Bella wakes up from a nightmare about immortal children. As we know, the dream foreshadows the events to come later in the story. However, it seems coincidental that the first time she has this nightmare it is the night before her wedding. Do you think that there is any significance to this? Or, do you think it is just Bella being Bella?
I think it was just Bella being Bella. Like just foreshadowing. Also, I think it was like her subconscious trying to tell her that she wouldn't be able to have children as a vampire, even though she didn't really think about it.
2.Bella is stunned when Rosalie offers to help Alice get Bella ready. She remarks, “I had never been Rosalie’s favorite person…and here I was, callously throwing away everything she wanted in life like it was garbage.” What do you think motivated Rosalie to be nice to Bella in this instance?
Well, I think that it was the moment. Rosalie knew Bella was going to be her sister, that Bella was not going to change her mind, so I think it was a moment of realization for Rosalie that she and Bella were going to be sisters no matter what Rosalie thought she should do.
3.Renée says that Alice would not let her or Charlie do anything for Bella, except give her the hair combs from her grandma. She remarks, “Every time we tried, she all but ripped our throats out.” From Edward and Bella’s visit to Florida in Eclipse, we know that Renée is almost as observant as Bella when it comes to the Cullens. So, do you think Renée was remarking about how “attune” Alice seems to be with everyone’s actions? Or, do you think she was simply remarking that Alice wanted to do everything herself?
I think she was simply remarking that Alice wanted to do everything for herself. I don't think Renée suspected anything, well, yeah, that the Cullens were something else, but not vampires.
4.During the ceremony, Bella realizes that she had been silly about being afraid to get married. And, as Bella looks into Edward’s eyes, she says, “[I] knew that I was winning, too.” Why do you think she finally realizes that marrying Edward was a good thing?
I think she finally realizes that because she realized her fears of getting married were irrational, that Edward and her were going to be together forever, so she might as well make it official.
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