vampirenerd wrote:I agree. I personally don't have a problem with the fact that Jacob imprinted on Nessie because she's a baby. I have a problem with it because it seemed like SM was taking the easy way out. I completely understand that Jacob doesn't think of Nessie in a romatic way right now. He will be whatever she needs him to be and while that doesn't seem completely fair to him, it will work out in the end. What bothers me is that Sm doesn't seem to have put a lot of thought into how jacob would end up. It's just like at the end she was like hmm...what should we do with Jacob? Ok I'll have Bella have a baby so he'll have someone to imprint on. It just didn't seem like she put the thought that Jacob deserved into it.
holdingoutforjacob wrote: I don't think an epilogue with Jacob and Nessie being together would help any, because their relationship isn't real. It's forced. Of course, if you don't mind imprinting, it might help. But the main issue is that nothing in Jacob's life gets resolved before Nessie, and nothing can be resolved after.
holdingoutforjacob wrote:Dovrebanen, I agree, it would have definitely been better for Jacob to build something of his own. He's so young, and that's so important to remember, not just as context for his actions but also as context for how deeply this affects him. Bella got to him just as he hit the age where he would start to take things seriously, be really growing up and learning life lessons and contributing to something of their own, apart from their parents. They start building their own lives. Typical teens are lucky enough to do this in a team or a club, where you learn lessons in a low-stakes, forgiving environment that's almost designed to teach you. This, for Jacob, was Bella. He was focusing his center around Bella, and didn't have anything that was just his to fall back on, to throw himself into to take his mind off things. If he'd left and built something for himself with his life, then came back and dealt with his issues with Bella, it would have been better. Or even worked through them on his own is fine.
As for it closing off the series, I think it's just the opposite. Nessie opens up so many paths to follow. SM has said that Bella and Edward's story was done, but now we have Nessie and Jacob to follow, which I'm not entirely thrilled about, or she has said she'd like to do a book from Leah's POV. But they were also making plans to travel and see the new friends they had made, and it's clear that the Volturi's power is slipping. I think there are lots more options for the series.
holdingoutforjacob wrote:Well, to be fair, this was what she originally planned for Jacob, but that was before Eclipse and New Moon, when all he and Bella knew of each other was what happened in Twilight. He had never been in love with her, none of that had ever happened. I think she was too rigid with her original ending. The story changed, so did the characters, why shouldn't the end?
holdingoutforjacob wrote:He was focusing his center around Bella, and didn't have anything that was just his to fall back on, to throw himself into to take his mind off things. If he'd left and built something for himself with his life, then came back and dealt with his issues with Bella, it would have been better. Or even worked through them on his own is fine.
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