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Edward doesn't seem to exhibit compassion as a motivating factor in his choices. In fact he often shows a great deal of (possibly justified) distain for the humans around him. He needs something to drive him to not partake in human blood. He does this through obsessive hyper(self) control and also ...
- Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:46 pm
- Forum: Quench Your Thirst
- Topic: Choices aka Ars Longa Vita Brevis
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I pretty much 99.9% agree with your sentiment, Shakespeare -- BD was a big, awkward negatory for me -- but there are some slight differences of perception that, since reading, I've adopted in an attempt to *try* and sniff out the story as I thought it was intended. For all of these, no choice is act...
[snip]In MS he doesn't sound in love; he just sounds obsessed. Creepily so. When he calls it love, it sounds more like a euphemism. There's just something about it that "love" I don't believe, as if it's contrived rather than flowing naturally. Not to mention Edward is narrating and I don't believe...