squashedcupcake wrote:Personally, I feel Bella should have a choice in this matter. Edward and Jacob are always fighting over her, and never giving her a chance to voice her opinion.
I don't agree with this- Bella states over and over again that her choice is Edward, and that she only wants Jacob as a friend. This is where Jacob really annoys me (of course it's partly Bellas fault too), I understand that he loves her and obviously wants to win her away form Edward, but he is a really crappy friend to put her in the posistion he did. Bella was resisting the temptation of Jacob because she knew, in the end, it would only cause more pain for everyone involved, including Jacob. If he was a good friend he wouldn't have done that to her.
I think one very telling part of how Edwards love is stronger than Jacobs is when Jacob is carrying Bella through the woods and Bella tells him about asking Edward to stay with her
Bella: " But you wouldn't stay with me, even if I begged"
Jacob: "That's only because I know you better. Everything's going to go without a hitch. Even if you'd asked and I'd said no, you wouldn't be mad at me afterwards." Eclipse p.480
I don't beleive Edward is staying with Bella because he thinks she would be mad
if he didn't, he's doing it because it is what she needs emotionally, but Jacob doesn't really understand the depth of the emotional connection Edward and Bella have, at least until Renesmee comes along. I guarantee he would stay with her.