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Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby Alphie » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:12 pm

These questions were provided by the lovely Seraphyn.

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby la_tua_cantante » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:29 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
The Quileutes were impacted, but we didn't really know how til later on in the story. Nothing changed because so much of the town's population avoided them, it was always like they kind of weren't there.

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?
It was almost like some kind of intuition. I'd have to re-read it (and I don't have a copy of the book at the moment) to answer in depth.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?
I think part of it had to do with the fact that the Cullen's and Edward are not around to lavish her with attention. She wanted to be noticed instead of not noticed at all. Add to that that Jacob was around, and that she could forget about Edward, at least in part around him, and there you have it.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?
He put it ALL on Jacob. He's happy that she seems happier.

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
I assumed it was going to be a large part of the plot since it came up again. I wondered about werewolves (or shapeshifters or whatever) but just let it go until the storyline expanded.
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby Stacia » Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:12 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
At this point in the story, Bella appears to be the only one affected by the Cullen's departure. Nothing really has changed because the Cullen's didn't interact with anyone in Forks, the closest human contact they had was really with Bella. It didn't really matter to anyone (except Bella, and to an extent, Billy) that they had left.


2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?
I think the dream becomes more and more clear the more that Bella sees it. I think Bella's contact does change her perception Sam Uley because she goes my whatever Jacob thinks of him. She doesn't really know him, but Jacob does and so she bases her feelings off Jacob.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?
She believes that Edward is gone. Now she has Jacob in her life and she wants to be friends with the people she was with last year. She misses them.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?
I think Charlie is definitely more comfortable with the new Bella. He probably does realize that a lot of it comes from Jacob - especially when he saw them holding hands.

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
At that point, I did think that there would be more to the story with the second sighting. I didn't know what was going on but I didn't think it would turn into what it did (although it shouldn't have surprised me that it did!)
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby spookybell » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:17 am

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
Just because we don't know what everyone else is thinking... I am sure that everyone has noticed. How could you not?

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?
I think Bella's renewed contact with Jacob reminds her of her of Sam Uley. Still a bit creepy.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?
I think bella never wanted to be "invisible" she just didn't want any extra LOOK AT ME attention. Now it is like she isn't even there at all. truly invisible. I hope that makes sense.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?
I think Charlie is happy but unsure and nervous about Bella's state of mind, life, being... etc

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
I really thought that everyone was seeing a big bear. It is 100% possible, I live close enough to know, so it is notable and newsworthy but not impossible. I forsaw no future at this point but I was smelling something. I made note of the event but nothing more.
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby darkrider » Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:08 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
bella still goes about her "normal" schedule...but inside it's all different

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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby MoonlitRose » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:03 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?

The Quileute tribe was affected, obviously, but in a good way for them. They never really liked the Cullens. Just because something doesn't affect someone else in a bad way doesn't mean it never affected them in the first place, if you know what I mean.

Nothing changed because everybody is continuing to go about their day the way it always had been, except for Bella.

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?

I think so. I have to go back and read this chapter of New Moon again before I can really answer this question.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?

I think she was afraid of everything repeating itself. She had some horrible things happen to her the year before, although this time there is no Edward to protect her.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?

Charlie continues to keep a close watch on Bella, just in case, although he's very happy with the changes that are being made to her. I think he knows most of it is Jake's doing.

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?

Yes, I thought there might be more to it than what there was. I never imagined werewolves (excuse me, shape-shifers) to be so big!

I thought something supernatural was going on, although I wasn't sure what. It surprised me when it turned out the way it did.
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby BlueStarlight » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:44 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence? Everyone tied to Bella has been affected by the Cullens leaving. Nothing has changed much by the way the friends act, still absorbed in their teenage things.

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why? Her dream was different in that Sam was in it, whereas before, there was just nothing...Bella searching through the forest. I think the renewed contact with the Blacks could have changed her perception of Sam; in the dream, she said he had unfriendly eyes.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year? I think she has realized that she needs to get on with her life (as much as possible).

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing? Charlie does perceive that Jacob has an influence in Bella's behavior. As with any dad of a teenage daughter, he wants to tread lightly, not upset the balance, or push too hard.

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did? I can't remember how I felt the first time I read the book, even though it was just a few months ago; I've read this one 4 times now.
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby *TwilightIsMyDrug* » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:09 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
At this point, she is the only one affected by the Cullens leaving. Nothing has changed for anyone but her.

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?
She wants to get her mind off her lonliness, I think.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?
I think so...

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
I figured it probably had something to do with the wolves...
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby lag28wa » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:20 am

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
I don't think she's the ONLY one affected, but yes she is obviously the most affected. The other people who I think are affected are the Quilleutes, obviously, but I always saw them as having their celebration and then pretty much moving on (at least until I finished reading New Moon that is!) I think Carlisle is pretty affected, he seemed pretty shocked but Carlisle leaving and the deficit that it would be to the town. I think not much has changed, all the people at lunch seem to pretty much be the same, aside from being a tad more mature, like I see Mike as having matured. Not Lauren or Jessica though, they seem the same. I don't think anything else has really changed. At least not anymore, things might have been different right after they left, but I think things are back to routine for everyone except Bella.

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?
I don't really know why the dream is different. My first thought was because it was that she was spending so much time in La Push. I know she wasn't with Sam or anything, but that maybe brought him into her subconscious. I felt like in the dream, Sam was obviosuly trying to tell her something or warn her. It's hard for me to tell from her dream if he is friend or foe. I think the contact with Jacob's family gave her the general sense that the Quilleutes were all good people, but I think the dream might have scared her some about him. At least it would me. I don't think her perception changed much.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?
I think because she feels so alone since the Cullen's left, also because she knows it would be nice to have some distraction. When she's left alone to her own devices its like she can't help but think of him which is of course painful for her. She maybe thinks she would feel better if she were involved with friends more.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?
I absolutely think he pervceives it as being related to Jacob. I think Charlie is just bracing himself for Bella to fall apart again, he's happy to see her in a lighter mood, but is probably cautious of the fact that it seemed so sudden and he's maybe in disbelief about it, like is it for real.

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
I knew it was going to be an animal, and probably not a black bear, or at least not any normal bear that we've heard of before. I had NO idea that it was what it really was. I really had no idea, I kinda feel silly that I didn't see it, but I really didn't.
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Re: Chapter 6 ~ Friends

Postby KaylaMarieBlack7 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:47 pm

1) Is Bella the only one affected by the Cullens leaving? How has "nothing changed" in their absence?
I think that Bella is the only one affected by the Cullens leaving, because she was really the only one who knew what they were. [besides billy]. Nothing changed because no one really interacted with them when they were here.

2) Why is the dream different than before? Did Bella's renewed contact with Jacob's family change her perception of Sam Uley? How so and why?
Because Sams face was not friendly. I dont really think that her renewed contact with Jacobs family had any change of her perception of Sam. It was probabl just her dream that made her think.

3) Why would Bella not want to be invisible now, when she wanted to be invisible last year?
Because she wants to be able to have friends. And try to be normal.

4) How is Charlie affected by this new Bella? Does he perceive how much of it is Jacob's doing?
Charlie is happy that Bella is able to smile and be a little bit happy. I think he knows it has something to do with Jacob.

5) This is the second mention of the monstrous black bear. Did you realize at this point that there was more to it than that? What did you think was going on? Did you think it would turn into what it did?
I was thinking that something had to have been going on. I didnt know what to expect.
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