Hello everyone, corona
~ I am responding to your 6/7/12 post.
I agree Rosalie has, as you say “tunnel vision”. Though, I believe the tunnel vision has a pro and a con.:
-The con is her self-absorption, taught by her parents, that produces all those negatives character traits, that were intensified in the vampire change which subsequently leaves her incapable of maturing out of.
-The pro is her relentless tenacity for human life that helped saved Nessie. Not to mention, countless others that would have fallen victim to her vampire thirst, especially while newborn.
Has she considered this:
* She will have to leave the Cullens behind. She loves each of them.
* She will have to leave Emmett.
* Emmett will likely go suicidal at some point.
* Tick tock. How long is it going to be before Rosalie can even consider dating again?
* Will she settle simply on some genetic donor for her children?
* Could she ever be happy again?
* Could she pretend that her vampire life just didn't happen?
I think it would be useful for her to think of these things. Not in case the opportunity ever comes up, it never will, but to realize and accept that her life has changed and that she needs to move on. I think she is incapable of maintaining any thought for more than a few seconds that renders her in a bad light or makes her responsible for something she would otherwise not want.
You know I couldn't resist responding to your points here. So here we go:
*Yes, human-Rosalie would suffer the loss of her family. But, she could stay in contact with them via modern technology and maybe once in a while they could visit her.
*Yes, human-Rosalie would have had to leave Emmett. I think human-Rosalie would have mourned the loss, though would have been able to find healing while never forgetting him.
*Human-Rosalie dating, I think she would start dating within 2yrs of being human. Her “tunnel vision” would have helped her in that.
*No, I don’t think she will settle for a genetic donor for her children. I think she will search for a loving husband who wants to grow old with her and wants to start a family ASAP.
*Yes, human-Rosalie could be happy again. It would be a different happiness than before. But yes, human-Rosalie could be happy at being CURED from the vampire thirst, though she would not have Emmett by her side and have another loving husband. I guess her dream again would be, a somewhat half-dream in her human life. She could have her children but no Emmett. Although, she would have another loving husband who would be the father to her children and could grow old with her and share further happiness of being grandparents.
*No, human-Rosalie could not pretend her vampire life didn’t happen. People that have lost loved ones don’t pretend they never existed, they still have a place in their hearts for them.
But, even if all this was not in store for human-Rosalie, and she had to face being childless and/or divorce, despair, disease and death, I still think she would leave the vampire life and be human if she could. Further, I’m inclined to believe she thinks about all of this an awful lot.
Regarding Rosalie’s NM thoughts:
When you say, “First, Rosalie can’t fathom the idea of losing Emmett. [ I thought she could leave him behind, though?
Rosalie can’t fathom the thought of losing Emmett while remaining a vampire
, but as soon as she would be human she could start the mourning, grieving and healing process for the loss. Also, regarding her NM actions, she made the reverse mistake that Edward made. One of the reasons Edward left in NM was because he underestimated the irrevocable and unconditional human love that Bella felt for a vampire and Rosalie underestimated Edward’s unchanging vampire-mate-bond love for a human. Though, once they both realized their mistakes they sincerely apologized in their own ways. However, I do agree with you that Rosalie is incapable of any character growth due to her vampire state.
Lastly, though I DON’T agree with all of Rosalie’s thoughts and actions, I always see her as a person/character stuck with a painful illness that killed half of her dream before it even had a chance to see the light of day and more importantly an illness that was brought to her by others. Sometimes that’s what happens with people who deemed their life perfect before the horrific event, that changes everything, occurs. Sometimes it incapacitates them mentally, physically and sometimes both. She was raped, and left for dead on the streets and changed to a vampire. Maybe she would have been a little
different if her death was due to disease, suicide or animal attack, not purposefully done by others as in her case. In one day Rosalie’s life and death were violated, giving birth to the Rosalie we have before us. Frozen with intensified and unchanging self-absorption (that IMO, is not always a bad thing) and many painful regrets. Further, all the while, mingling with the CURE (humanity) to her ever present painful and repulsive condition (vampire-thirst) that will NEVER be afforded to her. Mercifully though, she was able to have part of her dream in Emmett and somewhat in Nessie.
PS Everyone - I will post again on Monday.
Have a wonderful weekend,