1. There are so many humorous quotes from this chapter. The "zingers" keep coming. Which is your favorite from chapter nine and why?
My favorite is on page 191."Tell me something," he asked after another minute, and I could hear him struggle to use a lighter tone.
"What were you thinking tonight, just before I came around the corner? I couldn't understand your expression--you didn't look that scared, you looked like you were concentrating very hard on something."
"I was trying to remember how to incapacitate an attacker--you know, self-defense. I was going to smash his nose into his brain." I thought of the dark-haired man with a surge of hate.
"You were going to fight them?" This upset him. "Didn't you think about running?"
"I fall down a lot when I run," I admitted.
"What about screaming for help?"
"I was getting to that part."
The last line didn't make me laugh, but I smiled. I could relate to that last line, because it's something I've said a few times after not thinking things completely through. 2. Do you think Bella is starting to regret that she flirted with Jacob in order to get information from him?
No, I don't think she regrets it at all. She might feel bad for poor Jake, because she lead him on, but it got her what she wanted.3. Much of the chapter centers around the phrase, "it doesn't matter". Why exactly doesn't it matter to Bella?
It doesn't matter to Bella because, as she said, it's too late. She's already in love with him at this point, and true love is unconditional. Nothing matters except that person.4. Bella is on the verge of tears once and then finally does cry a second time. What emotion do you think is largely responsible for her tears givien that we know she only usually cries when she is angry.
She probably feels mostly anger, but a little bit of rejection too.5. The chapter ends with the famous "three things" quote. What exactly do you think was the point where Bella fell "unconditionally and irrevocably in love" with Edward?
Oh, gosh, I have no clue. I would say it's more like love-at-first-sight for them, but I don't believe in love-at-first-sight. It's difficult to pin-point the exact time where Bella fell in love with Edward.