I respect your opinion, hon, and if you go back and read my post I think you'll see that I do feel Leah's pain. I understand perfectly why she reacted the way that she did, because I think Stephenie has drawn her well enough that we can all get into her head and feel as she's feeling, think as she's thinking. I'm just recognising in advance that she is a flawed character, because I know failing to do that can sometimes annoy people ... there's no need to make it personal, okay? We're both fans of the same books and characters here. I'd appreciate if you didn't tell me what I do or don't need to do, and how I would or wouldn't react in a given situation. I don't want to argue with you, and I'm pretty sure you don't want to argue with anyone either, so let's just leave it at that. No hard feelings or arguments here ... =]emmett_<3 wrote:Wow, can you really blame Leah? Why is she so bitter? Think about it. I'm the same way, its a bad thing, taking things out on other people, but many people do it. Sometimes for good reasons...sometimes...not. Leah had a reason, and a really good one. Something like that is bound to leave a huge mark...her lashing out was just in result of that. She can't really blame anyone so what else is there to do? She still loves Sam, but he doesn't even want her around. I'd act the same way.
Saffron Sunset: You need to give Leah a bit more credit. I highly doubt you would act in a more civilized way if you were placed in the situation. You'd either act the same way, or act some way equivilent.
(I'm sorry to bring this back up, but I didn't want to leave you thinking I was being unfair or mean or whatever ...)
In response to some more recent posts ...
Hum-de-dum ... I think I agree with you that Bella needed to face her faults, and I definitely agree that Edward and Jake try to make her feel better about things that are her fault ... I'm not sure that Leah picked the best time, though, to let this all out at her. I mean, Bella was nearing the end of her pregnancy and most women don't feel too great at that point, let alone women carrying bone-breaking babypires who will as likely kill their mothers as be born safely. But I agree with you that Leah's real-world view of everything is a great aspect about her. In the midst of a fantasy novel, it's nice to see someone who cuts straight through all of that, if you see what I mean. I definitely see where you're coming from.niski wrote:That whole protecting Bella from feeling bad was getting on my nerves. Someone needed to tell her how it is and what she is doing and the consequences of her actions. Edward and Jacob always try to make her feel better even when she did something wrong and she got way too used to that. Leah was able to bring her back to reality. Yes Bella you are human and not everyone loves you and you hurt the people around you often now wake up and face it.