roguetwilightfan wrote:Going out on a limb here I'm sure, but in my personal opinion the whole Bella-Edward-Jacob triangle thing was very irritating.
Nope, not the only one who thought the "triangle" was irritating. You can join the small minority I've seen posting here that didn't like it.
roguetwilightfan wrote:I understand that a lot of people like to think that Bella had a deep love for both Edward and Jacob and that she was truly torn about not wanting to hurt either of them, but in reading the books I literally cringed every time the subject of not wanting to hurt jacob came up. What about Edward? Didn't Bella have the best of both worlds?
Some would say that Bella was literally SM's puppet in EC. I, too, cringed every time Bella worried about Jacob's well being, especially in BD when she was getting ready to marry Edward. Bella's concern should have been working on her relationship with Edward and trying to find balance between him and her human friends until she graduated.
roguetwilightfan wrote:In the real world, I can't imagine too many guys out there who would put up with Bella's type of behavior. It's easy to say that if you love someone you will understand, but if you love someone would you put them in the position that Bella constantly put Edward in? I think that Edward should have put his foot down and forced Bella to choose between him and Jacob. She would have gotten over it and Edward would not have seemed like such a wimp.
You aren't the only one that I've talked to online about a real man not putting up with Bella's indecision. I think it all goes back to Stephenie Meyer wanting Bella to have both Edward and Jacob after she changed the middle of the story to expand on the wolf pack and keep Bella in high school. Jacob woulda been more tolerable if he had stayed in the friend zone but clearly SM couldn't or wouldn't have that, Jacob had to be a romantic interest even though SM knew she was going to have Bella marry Edward and have a child with him from the very beginning when she was looking for a publisher.
Considering that Edward and Jacob were mortal enemies should have been enough for Bella to make her choice between the two of them. When Jacob refused to talk to her after Edward's return, Bella should have stopped trying to contact him because he knew she and Edward were in love. I absolutely loathed the way that Charlie forced Bella into trying to maintain a friendship with a boy that refused to accept that she was a big girl and could make her own choices.