1. Bella mentions that she’ll have to tip Carlisle off about how the morphine effects the changing process if there’s ever a need to change someone again. Do you think there will be a need for the Cullens to change anyone in the future?
No, I think they will ever change anyone again. Their family is complete. And I don't think Carlisle wants to put anyone through something like that again, or himself unless he absolute have to. And I don't see that happening.
2. What was the biggest surprise for you about the way Bella saw her new world through her vampire eyes?
Like everyone said, just the clarity of it all. How she could see the dust, and the new color in the rainbow. And I loved when she saw Edward for the first time. And how she could identify his scent as honey-lilac-sunshine (I think?).
3. Why do you think it’s so easy for Bella to control her feelings since, as a newborn, she shouldn’t be able to?
First of all, I believe that Bella was born for this. She was meant to be with Edward, so part of her personality was already designed to be a vampire.
Second, she had a lot of time to prepare for this. She had spent so much time with the Cullens, and she knew what being a vampire meant. And she was committed to their lifestyle.
And thirdly, I think her inherent compassion for other people has something to do with it. She managed to stop herself in the middle of hunting, because she actually considered who those people might be.
4. When Bella looks in the mirror, she sees that she’s beautiful, but she doesn’t fully grasp that it’s her she’s seeing. Do you think this is “in character” or “out of character” for Bella?
Very "in character" for Bella. She could never see herself as beautiful, so of course seeing this gorgeous creature with red eyes in the mirror must be a shock to her. I liked it when she started searching for some of her old characteristic. Like her lips. I think finding some of her old flaws made it easier for her to accept herself.
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