Emmettroselover wrote:I understood Edward's reaction because not only was it never supposed to be a possibility, but he did not think it would be a baby. It is not like Edward just thought they would be able to have a child that was able to learn and love. He thought it would be the terrifying immortal child that the vampire world had learned to fear. Plus, he felt responsible. Edward always wants to shoulder every burden and when he realized she was pregnant, he was broken because he thought of every possibilities and precaution only to realize there was a possibility he did not even consider.
I know that in books like these with so many supernatural elements it is easy to get desensitized to the severity of what is happening but if you take a step back to think about it, it would be a very horrific situation to have a creature inside the one you love and think it will not only kill her, but also many others if not eliminated. I think Edward was in a no win situation until he realized the baby was able to learn morals and values. If Jacob can think Bella being turned into a vampire is horrific and say he rather she was dead, plus actually go in search of the baby and want to kill her even though in both cases it is done with blind hatred instead of objective thinking, why is it hard to believe that Edward would be devastated and want to save Bella from something that he believes is based on the cases of the immortal children?
Emmettroselover wrote:But Edward is not perfect. It would not be realistic for him to suppress everything he is feeling which was extremely overwhelming and show the "support" that you have in mind. Plus, you have to keep in mind we are not getting an objective POV of what happened and how they both reacted. Bella's POV is very limited so that is how she perceived Edward's reaction mixed in with her own fears, concerns, and astonishment about it. I think SM did a great job of making the POVs very realistic and biased just like it would be in real life. It is not just about what is truly going on in the scene. Bella's emotions, bias, and expectations factor into each look we get. That is why I wish Edward had a chance to get in his side of the story. I would have loved to cut to Edward's Book instead of Jacob's and gotten a glimpse of his world instead of the one Bella or Jacob thought they had figured out.
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