i think the whole point of the discussion is that we are acknowledging her faults, isn't it? sm's constant "jabbering" about how selfless bella is is, i think, what people are bringing up the most often.holdingoutforjacob wrote:well then you're lucky you aren't characters in books aren't you girls??
seriously, esme echo, you're saying it's not fair to make someone look for examples and then saying it's also not fair to make sweeping generalities???
the tone of the books implies that bella is selfless and self-sacrificing.
i shudder to think what the people who refuse to acknowledge bella's faults overlook in real life, if they can't acknowledge faults in a character.
no offense meant, but, point taken esme echo?
personally, i think that bella is both. i've disregarded stephenie meyer's commenting about the character's, um...characters because people see things differently. even if you're writing a book in which you want a character to come across a certain way, that's not always achieved in the mind of the reader. i choose to look at bella and decide for myself whether or not she's selfish or selfless. and as i've said before, along with a number of other people, i think she's both.
i respect other people's opinions, but i can't understand how some people can't acknowledge the fact that bella has many selfless moments. it seems a little antagonistic and hateful to me.
and, btw, you need to calm yourself. we're just having a friendly discussion here.