1. What do you think about the track records Rosalie mentions, hers and the others? How many people do you think Esme has killed? Emmett? Alice?
Hmm interesting question. I think when I first read Twilight I assumed that all the Cullens had a time period where they were "regular" vampires before they joined Carlisle, but when I saw that Carlisle had been the one to change most of them, I realized that this wasn't true. I'd imagine Esme to have had a few slips, and Emmett maybe a few more since he seems to like confrontation. Alice, I don't know about. On the one hand I could see her having known about Carlisle's philosophy before they joined the family since she knew that's what they were going to do. On the other hand I can see her feeding in the way that Jasper was accustomed to while they travelled to join the Cullens.
2. What do you think about Edward’s reaction to Rosalie being changed?
I was a little curious about it. Knowing what I know now from Breaking Dawn about how Carlisle had intended Rosalie as his mate, I think it makes a little more sense. Like he was resisting that fact. I also thought it was probably just hard to Edward to accept someone knew coming into the family. Since he was the first I imagine that it was sometimes hard when someone new came to the family. And he could probably hear her thoughts which made him irritated about her too.
3. Rosalie set out to kill the men who had harmed her. Do you think any of the Cullens helped her? How do you think Carlisle felt about her killing people?
I didn't think any of the Cullen's helped her, I always thought she did it by herself since it was a very personal vendetta for her. I think that Carlisle disapproved of what she did, but on the other hand, Carlisle is so compassionate that I think he forgave Rosalie easily for it, since there was a small sense of justification about it, at least for Rosalie.
4. What do you think about Rosalie’s reasons for disliking Bella? Do they make more sense now that you know her story?
A little bit. Its hard for me to imagine someone that vain. And I have definitely never been in Rosalie's shoes with the beauty thing, so its a little hard for me to identify with her, even when she explains herself. The one reason for not liking her- because she is so eager to "throw her life/future" away is hardest for me to make sense of. I would think that like the rest of the family she would see the joy of Edward being with Bella and want them to be together forever. I can totally identify with Bella's aversion to aging when Edward doesn't, I think that fact alone would strongly influence my personal desire to become immortal. As far as the thing where she dislikes Bella in part because Edward was almost immediately attracted to Bella and he was never attracted to her is hard for me to identify with like I said earlier, but it does help me make sense of Rosalie's previous behavior. Its very hard for my to put myself in Rosalie's shoes, but I like hearing her tale.
It is not length of life, but depth of life---Ralph Waldo Emerson
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