1. Chapter 12 is titled “Some People Just Don’t Grasp the Concept of “Unwelcome;’” who exactly does Jacob mean? Is he just meaning Leah?
In part he does mean Leah, because when he left Sam's control he knew what he was doing and it was his birth right, he just didn't want the responsibility of the entire pack on his shoulders. I think another part of it has to do with Leah's unwillingness to work with Sam. Yeah, at that point and time, he hadn't tried to get them back, but being around him was something that none of Jake's pack wanted.
2. Leah left the LaPush pack to evade Sam, her emotions for him, and to get him out of her head. Joining the pack to which Seth belonged aside, what other emotions might Leah have been feeling?
Free. It was either be with Jacob, where there had been no emotional ties before the change, or with Sam, who she loved but had imprinted on someone else.
3. Jake postulates that Rosalie might be after Bella and Edward's baby on p. 240. What might Rosalie be thinking for the care of the infant after its birth? Is she interested in being its mother? Does she ultimately wish Bella would die?
Rose always wanted to have a child, and saw this as a chance to have the one thing she couldn't have herself. If Bella had died, I do think she would have stepped up and acted as a mother figure for the child because Bella went to her for a reason when they got back. If Bella had lived, she would have taken on the role as the loving aunt that she had. She was envious of her friend before she had been changed, so a chance at having a hand in raising a baby that can be around their kind was something that she would welcome. I don't think that she would intentionally want Bella to die at the hands of the child, but at the same time, this child was something that Bella knew her sister in law wanted and was willing to giver her if something went wrong.
4. Maternal instinct is a very powerful emotion. What do you think Esme might have been feeling as Bella's condition deteriorated? Do you think she was concerned about Bella or the baby? What about Alice?
Esme, I think, was torn. She knew from first hand experience what the loss of a child could do to the mother. She has shown love for Bella for bringing happiness to Edward, and would want her and Edward to have their happily ever after. I do think she was a bit more concerned with Bella simply because if Edward.
Alice, I think would want her best friend. There are things that she could do and did with Bella that she could never do with Rose. Where Rose rejected Bella becoming one of them, Alice took it with open arms. Bella became Alice's tie to the life she couldn't remember and gave her the experience first hand as a human, rather then an immortal.
5. Rosalie’s newfound attachment to Bella provides for interesting interactions between Rosalie, Edward, and Jacob. What type of alliances may be forming in light of Rosalie’s attitude?
This is where I think that the bond between Jake and Edward became stronger. Both of them resent the child at this point, while the bond between the two girls grew for the same reason.
6. Why didn’t anyone, besides Bella or Rosalie, ever ponder that perhaps the fetus could just be a baby? Why did everyone else accept it as fact that the baby was evil?
None of them wanted to accept that the fetus was just that, a baby, besides the two girls. All they saw was red with it killing Bella. Vampire mythology varying, none of them knew what to expect with it because there was really nothing there to work on.
7. Esme has always been concerned about Edward finding his 'other half'. What thoughts might be running through her mind at the prospect of the Cullen family losing Bella?
Hello New Moon act of stupidity, good bye clean thinking.