marielle wrote:I'm going a bit out of line here..but,
Did any one else had the feeling when they read this chapter that Jake would end up with Leah?
I did, I didn't know about Renesmee, and the way Jake was thinking about Leah, I thought they would and up as a nice couple
Yeah I did have half a thought about that. Not that they would imprint - they'd seen each other way too many times for that - but that they might end up falling for each other in a human way. Leah's characterisation is brilliant and I love the interaction between her and Jacob in BD, their developing relationship.1. Jacob tries to find his imprinte by scanning the crowds at the park. Do you think it is a realistic plan? How do you interpret his banter with Lizzie? Why does Jacob not pursue Lizzie?
No, it wasn't realistic at all and he knew that really, but he was desperate for a way to escape his pain. Lizzie sounded like she was exactly the kind of girl he would have been interested in if it wasn't for Bella - I felt that was kinda the point, that here was someone who was obviously ticking so many boxes for Jacob as it were - pretty, funny, caring, likes cars - and yet she doesn't really interest him or touch his heart or help his pain at all...hence why he doesn't follow things up with her. 2. How do you interpret the actions of Leah when she confronted Bella. What do you think she said?
Leah and Jake are definitely becoming friends at this point and Leah has a really protective, maternal streak to her. She understands better than anyone how much he's hurting at this point and it makes her mad that Bella is doing this to Jacob.3. Why is Jacob, who is not the Alpha of the La Push wolves, the tribal chief, able to grant the Cullens a leniency in the treaty? What are the ramifications of his granting the Cullens this mercy when it comes to the other wolves and the tribe? What would Sam say?
He's the hereditary Alpha, the one whose Ephraim's power passed on to. That he wouldn't claim his birthright and then wouldn't challenge Sam when he did doesn't change that. As Ephraim's heir, he is the only one who can make the exception without being challenged - any decision Sam made, Jacob would always be able to challenge, but not the other way round. 4. Do you feel that by this time, Bella and Jacob have resolved their issues? Or do you feel that their relationship will still be uneasy?
Their relationship was never really uneasy - just painful. It's still really painful for everyone involved that Bella loves Jacob even though she loves Edward (and the baby) more.5. When you first read this chapter, what were your reactions to the end? What did you predict would happen in the next chapter?
Wasn't sure, but I figured Bella wouldn't actually die.