05-03-2008 03:11 PM
05-03-2008 03:11 PM
05-03-2008 03:41 PM
I agree. I think Edward is trying to delay Bella’s “eternal damnation”. We all know that Edward likes to distract Bella when it’s convenient for him so what’s better than the ultimate distraction and delay…marriage. I found it extremely confusing and surprising at the end of eclipse when Edward completely changed his mind. I had to read that part at least 5 times to get it straight. I think Edward realized that he cant keep protecting Bella from the fate she has already chosen for herself. He realized that in the end all he wants is Bella’s happiness, no matter what. Even if that happiness means being with Jacob Black, or Edward himself leaving Bella for what had thought was forever… only for her happiness.
It all kind of clicked for Edward when Bella so easily accepted Alice’s extravagant plans for their wedding. (we all know how Bella can be a party pooper to the extreme).
But also I think that the wedding is as much as a delay as it is what Edward really wants to be married to Bella. He says to Bella. “I was always that boy”. Bella talks about how she doesn’t want to be, “That girl”, the kind of girl from a small town that marries her high school sweetheart and then people assume that she’s been knocked up. You have to admit, she has a point. She’s 18, I wouldn’t want to be “That girl” either. Edward’s very old-fashioned. That’s what people did back then. By 17, they were probably already married with kids.
The Bella and Edward marriage- definitely something to consider.
“I could see it in your eyes, that you honestly believed that I didn’t want you anymore. That most absurd, ridiculous concept- as if there were any that I could exist without needing you!”- my favorite masochistic vampire.
05-26-2008 07:30 PM
05-26-2008 09:01 PM
But they love each other, and they do want to be together. I think why Edward gave in in Eclipse is because he hates seeing Bella unhappy, and he knows how hard Alice making the wedding a big deal would be on Bella, especially if it's not what she wants.
But I hope they do get married!