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The chapter is entitled "confessions". What do you think the most meaningful confession on Bella's part, and what is the most meaningful confession on Edward's part?
The subject of humanity and what is means to be truly human constantly comes up. How do is the humanity of Bella and Edward best displayed in this chapter?
This is the chapter where we really see a romance blooming between Edward and Bella. What was the most romantic moment for you?
Well, I think that Edward's single most important confession was him telling Bella that he could never hurt her because he loved her, but leading up to the, I think that he had two or three other important confessions. Namely, him confessing how he felt upon meeting Bella for the first time, because that really let her know that he was trying so hard for her, and that he truly was extremely dangerous to her. Also, I found that, although this wasn't exactly a confession, when he bolted away from her when she leaned towards him in the meadow and snapped the branch off of the tree, was a very pivital part of the chapter, as he was showing her for the first time how powerful and volatile he could be.
On Bella's part, I think that her most important confession was telling Edward that she couldn't stay away from him. It let him know that she really loved him, and I suppose that that gave him even more incentive to keep her alive.
On the subject of humanity, I feel that this chapter really expressed the idea of it well. Bella shows the fragile, timid part of humanity. She shows how people really are breakable, and how powerless we really are when are guard is down. Although he is not human, I think that Edward shows the strength, both emotional and physical, that the human race possesses, and how, even though some have the power to break others, the kindness of the human heart can win out over temptation.