Jazz Girl wrote:Una~ not that I would want to disagree with a mod, but I do think that Edward's motivations and instincts that drove the decision to rebel are appropriate topics for discussion. So much of the discussion of Edward's character revolves around his sacrifice and his resisting his own vampiric nature that deeper understanding of that is always an interesting topic. But, yes, the original question was a bit different.
Oh, please, do disagree with me Jazzgirl
, especially when discussing the characters here, that's the point...discussion, a exchange of ideas, opinions, theories, etc. all supported by facts (especially when you disagree so politely).
However, the discussion was becoming less about Edward's nature and more about vampires, biology and how that relates as a whole, not just to Edward. This thread is about Edward so any more global discussions still must come back to how that affects or effected Edward and his actions, thoughts, etc. When the discussion moved to being more about vampires in general and not about Edward specifically (or coming back to, this is why Edward...) I unfortunately had to intervene. However, I am intrigued by the discussion and that is why I strongly encourage this topic to be discussed in the Science of Twilight
thread, it's the perfect place for this discussion, especially since we can compare and contrast the veggie vs. non-veggie vamps.
Jazz Girl wrote:But, in the vein of moving on, I will pose a question which was came to my mind due to a recent script quote I saw for New Moon. At some point, charlie tells Bella (in the film) that, "you have to learn to love what's good for you?" But, I want to turn this idea around a little.
Do you believe that Bella was good for Edward?
I always support a change in topic and I find this one an interesting one that hasn't yet to be explored. The quote is interesting, how could Edward not love Bella? She was the first mystery he'd ever encountered. The first human, especially, whose mind was not open to him. Of course, Edward being the person who loves to have all the answers would be inescapably drawn to Bella, a puzzle he had to figure out. But her personality and physical appearance greatly appealed to Edward, drawing him in further, causing him to fall in love with her. Edward was always surprised by her reactions, her thoughts because of her unique view on the world and the fact that she was, in some ways, more mature than her peers. This was VERY good for Edward because he made him second-guess himself when it came to her, he didn't always know everything and it was a very important lesson he learns. That and trusting her when he couldn't read her mind. Think of how easy it must be for Edward to know whether to trust or not trust someone...he knows their inner thoughts. He had to learn faith, truly, through Bella, learning to trust her instincts, her gut-feelings about people and situations.