1. The chapter starts with Bella talking describing the sounds she hears because she is in too much pain to open her eyes. Were you able to put together exactly what happened, or did you have moments when you wondered what took place?
I understood almost immediately what had happened, and then I slowed down to read it more carefully as it truly is a beautiful piece of writing. The figurative language is dramatic and expressive in this chapter, and I believe its brevity only adds to its effectiveness. This is probably one of my favorite chapters from Twilight, if only for the abstract way in which it is written.
2. Did you think Edward would be changing Bella into a vampire because it was a life and death situation?
I believe he was seriously thinking about it, but remember I had already read New Moon by the time I was able to lay a hold of Twilight. So I already in a way knew the ending, but not the path taken to reach the designated end. But Edward does say no, he finds another option. I knew he wouldn't do it, but I knew he was thinking about it. I believe that this is also the event that sets him on the track destined for the course of events in New Moon and where he begins to think seriously about the ramifications of his relationship with Bella.
If you're not really here, I don't want to be either. I want to be next to you.
black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold.