DesiringJB wrote:Well, and while we're talking about drawing our own conclusions here.. I don't believe Jacob meant that at all. One thing about Jacob is that he does have a temper, and I feel he displays it when he is hurting (whether that's at all justifiable or not is up to you). Jacob, who does also love Bella, is extremely concerned for Bella's safety by the thought of her and Edward being very physical. Not to mention, of course Jacob feels rejected, jealous, forgotten, lonely, etc.. His way of coping with these strong emotions is anger or trying to be apathetic.. Comments like you posted above truly shouldn't be taken as how Jacob really feels, IMO. Cause I think Jacob really does know better than to believe that.. However, I think he makes himself feel better by saying things like that. Jacob wants to hate Edward..He DOES have some legit reasons to. And when he's upset, Jacob wants to ignore the reasons for why he really shouldn't hate Edward and create more reasons for why he should.. It isn't necessarily right, but I think that is often human nature, and I do find it understandable..
But what everybody seems to be forgetting, when Jacob comes, Bella is Married to Edward. Marriage trumps friendships. Bella wanted to continue to be friends with Jacob, but when he is acting like that with Edward How could she. Edward is her husband. He has no say anymore, I just can't say it any better. Even parents, when their childern get married, it is their spounse who is next of kin, not the mom or the dad in which to me doesn't seem right but that is how it is. So if its that way for the parents, Jacob doesn't have nothing to stand on. Accept Edward and Bella's relationshipl or you will lose Bella as your best friend, that is just the way things work in the real world and it should.
vampirenerd wrote:Ok, I agree with HOFJ, this is all about Jacob's feelings. He was there as a friend to Bella. I don't understand why whether or not he "extended the hand of friendship" to Edward has anything to do with this. You can still support your friends without agreeing with their decisions. He didn't agree with Bella's decision to be with Edward, he had a natural, ingrained dislike for Edward b/c of the whole vampire vs. werewolf thing. He didn't have to like or be friends with Edward to support
Yes he did, when Bella said I do to Edward, Jacob had to accept Edward. Marriage changed everything,. it wasn't boyfriend it was husband and Jacob needs to respect that and he could have, by showing up and being civil and not getting so out of control about something that was none of his business, and it became none of his business when Bella and Edward said I Do
The bonds of marriage and what they do, are not to be dictated by a heartbroken, "best" friend. because this is what Bella wanted and Jacob must accept it or stay out of her life once she married Edward. I know some people just don't get that, but it wasn't a party that he ruined it was a wedding, Bella's happiest day. It just was so wrong I can't see any good about it only if Jacob would have been man enough to just dance with Bella, wished her the best. Told her that he was there for her and left. I could really give that to him and high marks, but that didn't happen because there was no way that Jacob with his temper would have been like that and thats the friend that Bella wanted there. Not the Jacob that showed up. Jacob really hurt Bella on her wedding and I just can't over look that. Sorry just my opinion.