1. There are four conflicts in this chapter: Bella's internal conflict, Jacob's internal conflict, the conflict between Bella and Jacob and the conflict between Jacob and Alice. How are these conflicts resolved? How are they left unresolved?
What a hard question! I feel like I am in school, I really have to think about this one, but that's good
Bella's internal conflict seems to be about her allegiance to Jacob as a friend when she thinks that he is killing innocent people and is a danger to her father. I see this one as pretty much resolved because she says herself that she doesn't care about what he is, but what he does. When she finds out that he is not killing people, she is overjoyed. Jacob's internal conflict seems to mostly surround involving Bella with the pack and whether or not she should know about them. He wants her to because he loves her. He also is aware of all the warnings that others have given him, that it might not be safe for her to be around him. I think this is always in the back of his mind, so he trying so hard to be controlled so he can find a way for her to be in her life. I think some of his conflicts are resolved. The one about telling her about the werewolf thing seems to be resolved when she guesses what he is, and then they clear up some misunderstandings. I think he also resolves his internal conflict of whether or not Bella should be involved with the pack when he finds out that she has information that can be very helpful to them. As far as the being a danger to her, I think that will always be something on his mind. It seems with some of their internal conflicts being resolved, it resolves the conflicts between Jacob and Bella as well. I don't know what the conflict is between Jacob and Alice.2. Jacob told Bella she could call him if she doesn't want to see him again. Bella considers this option, but chooses to go to La Push for a face-to-face conversation. What emotions are they feeling throughout this chapter and how do those emotions change?
I think Bella is feeling a little bit of fear, a lot of hurt, a little bit of anger. I think Jacob is fearful as well, that Bella will hate him, and very anxious to see what happens. I think these emotions change from uncertainty and anxiety to a more comfortable place where they both feel somewhat at ease about their truths.3. We learn that Jacob and the other werewolves can hear each others' thoughts regardless of whether or not they want to share their thoughts. When there are in wolf form. Since the pack members don't choose each other, some of them haven't been close, yet now they are sharing thoughts. How do you think that feels for Jacob and the other wolves?
I think it would be very surreal, and I can understand any bitterness that comes from it. I would hate having others hear my thoughts, it would be something that I was resistant to at first because it was so new and felt so wrong to me, but I think as they get closer to eachother, and we see this in the other books it becomes somewhat of a comfort at times.4. Jacob tells us that the change was the most horrible, terrifying thing he's ever been through. Since Stephenie has told us in the personal correspondence that the pain is not physical, why do you think Jacob describes the change in this way?
I think because its so unknown to the person that is going through it. Like Jacob talks about Sam having to do it alone, I don't know how he could do it either without someone to talk him through it, tell him what was going on, and encourage him. And it was something that was completely forced on Jacob by forces out of his control, being forced to do anything against your will can be a very painful experience, not to mention all the stigma and things that Jacob felt about the things that were happening before they happened to him.