Yay! I am rereading Twilight, so the chapters are more fresh in my mind now.
1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I wasn't sure where he had went, I don't think I thought too much about it, I just was anxious for him to come back. I figured he had vanished because of Bella, since he was so upset the last time she saw him. I was thinking some of the same things that she was, that he either changed his classes or dropped out of school.
2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
I don't think the expanding descriptions of Charlie and Renee told me much about the person that Bella is, except that some of her traits are from necessity. I can see how she's become mature taking care of her flighty mom. It was a little painful for me to see how uncomortable Charlie was making conversation with Bella, but I saw that she had one of his traits, in that she didn't mind silence. She's very "grown up" for her age, and I guess that comes from being around people like her parents.
3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I was very cautious! I thought it was too good to be true and he was up to something, yet of course I found him strangely interesting, his mystery and bizarre behaviors make him all that more alluring that you want to know more about him. I guess I also felt relief that he came to his senses. I honestly had no idea the reason for Edward's behaviors until he explained it in the meadow later on in the book.
4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color?
I guess this is the first indication to me that he wasn't human(aside from the fact that the back of the book cover says it) or at least not a normal human in any way. But I really had no idea about the specific reason for it.
It is not length of life, but depth of life---Ralph Waldo Emerson
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