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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby openfire » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:30 am

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
Yeah I do. But I understand why she's doing it. She can't bear to leave Edward, to never see him again if he were to get hurt. She knows it's selfish, but she would do anything to make sure they don't lose each other. If anything were to happen to the rest of the Cullens tho, I don't think she'd ever forgive herself.

2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
I think he is thinking of the last time he left her, in New Moon. Perhaps seeing what she was like when they found her in the woods, since Jacob showed this to him. Althought, it may be a mixture of a few emotions...sadness (both about leaving Bella and that he is not going to be able to fight), guilt (for leaving Bella before, and for leaving his family in the fight over his Bella).

3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
I think they do believe it is trivial. But I'm with Bella and think they need to take more care and be more cautious!!

4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
I'm not sure. Maybe cos he can't talk and say the annoying stuff to her?? LOL. Just kidding. Not sure.
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby futurevampire » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:16 pm

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
Yes. But I understand completely why she did it. I know how it feels and I would ask him the same thing...I can be selfish like that too. Just imagining him in danger...if you can get him away from it...then no matter what, you do.
2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
He saw that she felt guilty about asking him and that she was super worried about him and thinking about when he left her, and he decided that if that's what she needed, he would do it.
3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
They're pretty confident it won't be a problem, with the wolves. They know it's possible something could go wrong, but even if they have doubts, there's no way they're going to tell Bella because that would just make everything worse.
4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
It's the way he naturally is, not moody and pressuring her to change her mind like he does when he's human. He's not his older, post-werewolf human self. And he can't talk. :lol:
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby misskiley » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:28 am

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
Somewhat,.. but I'm on her side. She gave her two options she could live with and Edward picked the one he could live with. I loved that!

2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
Swoon... He loves her,.. he's going to look in her eyes everyday,.. Edward is usually thinking the opposite of what I am,.. so I'm not sure what he was thinking. Maybe the sadness that she had when he left her; maybe he realizes how much it really will hurt her to have her just waiting, not knowing what's going on.

3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
I'm pretty sure they were telling the truth. Obviously they realize the danger, but they are taking precautions and preparing. I think they feel 100x better with the wolves on their side now.

4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
He can't talk! lol I'm not sure,.. he was always so nice and sweet to her and it was almost like the werewolf transformation thing made him bipolar-ish. Now that he can't talk they can just make it easier.
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby jonilee73 » Wed May 19, 2010 9:38 pm

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?

I can't say that it was selfish, simply because I know that I would do the same thing.

2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?

I think he was feeling regret that he had to sit out the fight, frustration at her for asking, but also love and sympathy for Bella. He loves her so much he can't bear to hurt her by refusing to stay with her. It's an odd mix of emotions, so it would be hard to read his expression.

3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?

If they weren't confident in their chances, Edward never would have agreed to sit out. I think they are nervous, but Edward never would have left his family if he truly believed they needed him.

4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?

She was so comfortable with him before and he changed so much after Edward came back. He started to become pushy about his feelings for Bella, but as a wolf, he can't talk. He can be there to comfort her and understand the way he used to and his pushyness can't break the peacefulness.
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby Brienna » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:43 am

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
Yes, but understandable

2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
Regret, or guilt, knowing how she felt when he left the last time and not wanting to cause that to her again.

3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
They really believe it.

4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
He can't talk, so he can't be sarcastic or mean.
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby Gochiruzeru » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:27 pm

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?

Yes, I thought it was. But I do understand her fear.

2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?

He was probably worried about the rest of his family, knowing that if he didn't fight, they were in more danger. At the same time, he was feeling bad because it brought back memories of leaving Bella, and he only wanted her happiness. I think there were lots of things going through his mind at that moment.

3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?

They're definitely trying to make Bella feel better.

4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?

Because he doesn't talk. LOL.
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Selfish

Postby Tornado » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:33 pm

1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
No. He's made it clear that there's no real danger now the wolves are in, and I always thought it was a better idea that they stayed together. As Bella pointed out in the movie version of this scene, it's dangerous for them to be apart.

2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
I think he's assessing how much of this is really to do with his having left her in New Moon. I think he can't work it out, but realises that it's irrelevant. She needs him, and that's all that matters.

3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
I think they really believe it. There's no way Edward would agree to sit out if he thought the danger was real.

4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
I agree with Bella. It's a lot to do with the fact that he can't ruin it by opening his mouth and saying something to spoil everything. He's just there for her, which is how it used to be.
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