marielle wrote: I never given it any thought but yes, it would be impossible for Jasper to stand so close to Edward. In NM 1 drop of blood was enough for Jasper to loose it, and Ewdard has always pointed out that Bella's blood smells good and not just to him. and for survival instincts, 6 grown up vampires in NM wasn't enough to keep Jasper from attacking Bella... so I think the survival theory is moot...
I too, did not give the whole Jasper being near Edward while covered in Bella’s blood much thought until the excellent point was brought up here. And true, 6 vampires were not enough to keep Jasper from attacking Bella in NM. But, those 6 vampires/relatives were not trying to kill Jasper. They were trying to separate him from Bella. The wolves however, in BD1 came to the house to kill/destroy everyone who stood in their path. Hence, my reason for thinking maybe Edward could have thought Jasper would keep his control as a survival technique. I could be wrong but I think, for a vampire, survival is more important than feeding.
Oh, I also don’t see how Jasper stood in the house or near the house, while all that blood was spilling on Bella’s delivery table. But, I do understand how they needed to keep Jasper in or near the house for the wolf fight.
Plus, I think in BD1, in the wolf fighting scene, they kept Robert Pattinson/Edward bloody as a dramatic movie effect.