1. Given everything we learn from Edward about the fact that he was able to stop from drinking Bella's blood, but that he didn't like how she smelled when she had a transfusion, what does that say about his control over the way he thirsts for her blood? Do you think drinking her blood makes it easier or harder for him to resist now?
Well, Bella asks if she tastes as good as she smells and he says "Even better--better than I'd imagined." pg. 460 So that makes me think that it was worse. But then later it doesn't seem to be an issue, even after he's gone for a while and comes back so maybe easier...ok, I have NO IDEA...haha.
2. Edward admits that Alice has seen Bella as a vampire. Why do you suppose, since he of all people knows it's crazy to deny Alice's visions, that he is so resistant to giving in and changing Bella?Well, Alice's visions DO change a lot, depending on people's decisions. I think that vision is cool, but I don't understand it since nobody's decided to change Bella yet.
3. Bella begs Edward to never leave her. Although he never exactly promises NOT to leave her, he does say it would be impossible for him to even try. Knowing what we know about New Moon, do you think he was saying this as a way to tide Bella over and keep her calm for now? DO you think he had plans even at this point in the story to one day leave her? I always thought the exact moment he decided to leave her was when Jasper tried to kill her at her birthday party, although in Midnight Sun it seems to be something he thinks about as his only option if he wants to "save" Bella.
4. Bella and Edward argue about her becoming a vampire, to which he point blank says that he will never do that to her. When I first finished reading Twilight, I was very torn over whether or not Bella should become a vampire. How did you feel at this point? Try to ignore all the discussions you've had here at the lex and focus on your first initial reaction. Did you think Bella should be changed right away and leave her family and life behind, or did you think Edward was being sensable to tell her that her mortality was important and more natural than anything he could give her? I guess I was torn, too, but agreed more with Edward that she shouldn't be changed. She hadn't known him that long, after all, hehe.
"'I can't explain it right...but he's even more unbelievable behind the face.' The vampire who wanted to be good -- who ran around saving people's lives so he wouldn't be a monster..." -Twilight