1. In what ways does Bella identify with the third wife? Bella is a human, just like the third wife. She would sacrifice her life for Edward if he were being attacked by an evil vampire, just like the third wife gave her life for her beloved. That much was obvious to me the first time I read it, and then I got worried.
2. Could Taha Aki be alive today? Discuss theories. Ooo, I have thought about that. Surely if he were, he'd be somewhere around the Quileute tribe, right?
3. What do you think Jacob is hoping will change by taking Bella to the meeting? Man!!! He is SO sneaky, that Jacob Black! I think that by bringing Bella to the meeting, he's hoping that she will "come to her senses" and realize what she is doing by being with Edward. He's hoping that she will see the need for the wolves and realize that they and the vampires are true mortal enemies. It's just me, but I would have felt like I betrayed Edward for going.
4. Why is Bella so disturbed by the idea of Edward’s identification with Heathcliff? Hmm, I don't really know. I've never read "Wuthering Heights," and this small passage doesn't really clue me in to the characters of that story.