No, it isn't clear, but the text doesn't really support Edward attacking Jacob.daffystjob wrote:Thanks for all your replies, I does seem to make sense to me now that that little punch up might be / is due to Jacob's imprinting. I hadnt though too far from the book but as was mentioned it isn't too clear in the book what the immediate affects of the imprinting on Jacobs & Edward's relationship.
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On the other hand, I'm absolutely sure he wanted to.
This scene was always going to have to be changed. And, frankly, if there ever was going to be a time when Edward snapped, this would be it. Yeah, it places Jacob in "victim" status, but it also shows Edward as being very relatable while making it crystal clear that he is the father and is going to be enforcing boundaries on Jacob. And that is a very good thing for everyone, including Jacob.
I would take that scene as the newly updated and improved canon, and just sit back and enjoy it.
JazzGirl, we still get to see Edward "the man" during the delivery and saving Bella's life. This is Edward at his finest hour. If they screw that up, then I'll be mad.
Put those two together, Edward saving Bella's life followed by a major smackdown on Jacob, and Edward would be looking pretty good.
You want a good scene? Imagine Jacob and the Cullens downstairs arguing, and then everyone looks to the staircase and there is Edward staring at Jacob in absolute cold fury. And then he starts stalking him while Jacob starts backing up.
P.S. For Jacob fans, no insult is intended. Trust me, this will actually help him a lot. In fact, everyone will benefit. There were two main problems with that scene, which was the lack of boundaries set down for Jacob, and Jacob's inability to even recognize a need for boundaries. A state of bewilderment with a measure of chagrin would have come off much better for him, so that he is portrayed as at least being aware of the extraordinary delicacy and awkwardness of the situation. The way the canon scene comes off is that Jacob is lost in himself and totally self-absorbed, which is NOT what you want to portray following his imprinting on a baby. Boundaries, boundaries, boundaries. What isn't set in the book must absolutely be set in the movie.