08-30-2007 10:31 PM
08-31-2007 08:32 AM
You think that her feeling love for him is just like a mirror image of his love for her? Like she's reflecting it or something?
08-31-2007 12:26 PM
08-31-2007 12:49 PM
In real life AND in books, people fall in love with their best friends. All of my boyfriends were friends to begin with, then turned into those that I fell in love with. Feelings DO evolve.
She always felt like she SHOULD only feel a sisterly love towards Jacob. Why can't, as time goes on, she fall in love with him? If Edward wasn't there, I'm positive she'd be with Jake.
She alawys felt like her love for him was just as friends--until she REALIZED that she was in love with him, too. That's pretty well spelled out, right?
I think that it's totally possible to be in love with different people at the same time--it's just that the way you're in love with one person is different than the other.
08-31-2007 01:43 PM
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09-01-2007 03:16 PM
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09-04-2007 11:08 AM
What does Jacob have?
1. He's her best friend
2. Bella can be completely herself around him and not be self conscious
3. He would do anything for her
4. He's conscious of her reactions--and is smart about them
5. There is both a mental and phsyical connection
6. They love each other
7. They care about each other's feelings
8. He's good hearted (and has a beating heart...lol.)
etc etc etc
All of these things would make a wonderful friend and significant other.
I'm not saying Edward doesn't have all these things as well--I'm just saying Jake HAS these things, too, and it would make sense for Bella to be in love with him, too. Hell, I love Jake...in my imaginary Meyer world. :]
BUT since Edward is also in the picture, I don't think Bella will fall for Jacob. I hope they can still be the best of friends (minus Jake's crush) at the end of it all. I think Edward and Bella have a little more in common and they attraction is greater for one another.
Maybe the Cullens and the werewolves will have more than a treaty--maybe they can be allies.
09-04-2007 12:02 PM
Q. What’s the deal with Bella just falling in love with Jacob in the eleventh hour of Eclipse? Don’t you believe in true love anymore? What happened to blacken your soul, woman??
A. First of all, let me say that I do believe in true love. But I also deeply believe in the complexity, variety, and downright insanity of love. A lucky person loves hundreds of people in their lives, all in different ways, family love, friendship love, romantic love, all in so many shades and depths. I don’t think you lose your ability—or right—to have true love by loving more than one person. In part, this is true because you never love two people the same way. Another part is that, if you’re lucky, you learn to love better with practice. The bottom line is that you have to choose who you are going to commit to—that’s the foundation of true love, not a lack of other options.
Next, Bella does not fall in love with Jacob in Eclipse. Bella falls in love with Jacob in New Moon. I think it’s easy to understand why this fact doesn’t occur to her. Bella has only fallen in love one time, and it was a very sudden, dramatic, sweep-you-off-your-feet, change-your-world, magical, passionate, all-consuming thing (see: Twilight). Can you blame her for not recognizing a much more subtle kind of falling-in-love?
Does this love devaluate her love for Edward? Not for me. For me, it makes that perfect true love stronger. Bella has another option. She has a really good one. An option that’s easier in many ways, that takes nothing—like her family, present or future—away from her. She would have love, and friendship, and family—an enviable human future. But she chooses Edward over all of this. This makes it real for me.
09-04-2007 12:31 PM
09-04-2007 12:59 PM
09-05-2007 10:28 AM
That means I get Jacob, right? I mean, just as friends of course. Don't want to make my bf jealous. :]
09-05-2007 08:41 PM
09-05-2007 10:56 PM
09-06-2007 10:45 AM
I was thinking maybe (only maybe!) there was a chance that meyer brings jake and bella together at the end...
I keep remembering that Jake didn't (or couldn't) imprint on Bella...and his true love should be someone that he imprints on.
We shall find out...in a year. I can't wait that long!
09-06-2007 10:57 AM
I am SO disappointed in both of you!!! Jacob is nice and all, but Bella has no where near the passion for him as she does for Edward! In book 2, she considers the idea of him being her "Paris" ie second choice!!! Why oh why would you want to see her with her second choice???
I personally hope Jake imprints on Leah- I think she's misunderstood! And Bella just belongs with Edward-and his family- sorry, but that just makes the most sense!!!
Why do y'all prefer Jake to Edward?
09-06-2007 12:46 PM
I think Jake's misunderstood--even Stephenie can't figure out why people don't like Jake. lol. At that time, that's how she saw Jake. It's since progressed from there.
To each their own. It's undebatable since we have our own opinions. :]
I 3 edward & jacob.
09-06-2007 01:48 PM
09-06-2007 09:00 PM