Chapter 19 ~ Goodbyes

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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Goodbyes

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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?

A: Perhaps but desperate times . . . and all that jazz. Charlie would have strapped her down if she hadn't done it, I imagine. She needed out and she needed it fast.

2. There is a lot of interraction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?

A: They are definitely closer and I think that has to do with their age and abilities. Unlike the others, their minds aren't their own. Other people are constantly butting in with thoughts or visions and so they probably never feel truly at piece like the others might and in that they share a connection.

3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?

A: He's a coward. He puts on a good show but give him bad numbers and he'll turn tail and run. Though I had hoped for a good outcome with him.

4. Were you surprised that Jasper could feel that Bella was worth it? What do you think lead him to that conclusion?

A: I was not surprised. He reads and manipulates peoples emotions. And he saw and felt clearly the emotions from most of his family and especially Edward. Edward and Jasper may have issues but they are family and they care about each other.
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Re: Chapter 19 ~ Goodbyes

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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?

Poor Charlie. Not only that his own daughter was saying that, but the fact that they had been the same words said 17 years previous by the woman he was still in love with. That's like a shot in the heart.

2. There is a lot of interraction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?

They're easily the closest, more like blood brother and sister than "adopted" brother and sister.

3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?

So that he doesn't get dragged behind or slowed down. So that he doesn't have to share her. &so that if Carlisle and Edward and Emmett are still following him, they'll follow them hopefully and lose James.

4. Were you surprised that Jasper could felt that Bella was worth it. What do you think lead him to that conclusion?[/quote]

Edward, obvsly.

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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?

I don't think she went too far; it was clear that she didn't want to go to the lengths she did by quoting Renee, but she did so only because she knew Charlie wouldn't let her leave otherwise.

2. There is a lot of interraction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?

As Alice has admitted, she is extremely attuned to Edward. They are extremely close, and this is also illustrated in Chapter One of Stephenie's draft of "Midnight Sun" that she has posted on her website; right away Stephenie writes that Edward doesn't think much of Rosalie since her brain is a "shallow pool," but this contrasts deeply with his view of Alice. They're even communicating through her thoughts because she's worried about Jasper. While Edward is clearly fond of Emmett as well, I think Alice and Edward's relationship is truly a sibling-like relationship and a deep mutual respect for the other.

3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?

Strategy; Laurent was only with James and Victoria for self-preservations - he knew they were stronger than him, and the first chance he got to escape them and the Cullens (who are also stronger), he took it and fled to Denali like the coward he is. Plus, we also know he's weak with no special abilities because Jacob tells Bella in "New Moon" that he was no fun to catch and kill because he was too easy whereas Victoria was constantly giving them the slip with her gift of evasiveness.

4. Were you surprised that Jasper could feel that Bella was worth it. What do you think lead him to that conclusion?

No, I wasn't surprised. It's obvious from when Bella first goes to the Cullens' place that they're all ecstatic (except Rosalie) to see the positive change Edward's and Bella's love has made in Edward. Jasper would know that Bella was worth it, based on a happier Edward. Plus, his close relationship with Alice would also be helpful - since Alice and Edward are so close, and Alice was always supportive of Bella's and Edward's relationship, he'd trust Alice's opinion on this front as well.
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<b>1. What did you think of the tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?</b>
I don't think she goes too far. Things are desperate and she is doing it for Charlie's best interest, not because she actually <i>wants</i> to hurt him that badly. I'm sure if he knew the situation he would forgive her.

<b>2. There is a lot of interaction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?</b>
I think it shows how close they are, as if Alice is the only other one that Edward sees as really being his 'equal' among the family. It also shows his faith in her visions, as if recognizing their use to him and therefore the necessity of paying attention to her. So is she actually a valued sister or merely a useful asset?

<b>3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?</b>
Laurent is a coward. He doesn't know which side will win and wants to simply stay out of the fight. He sees going to Denali as a safe option, one were hopefully he will be protected but not actually anger anyone by going there.

<b>4. Were you surprised that Jasper could feel that Bella was worth it? What do you think led him to that conclusion?</b>
I wasn't surprised that Jasper could feel it, I'm sure that of all the family he must be one of the ones who has the greatest understand of Bella's affect on Edward. I was more surprised that he actually <i>said</i> it. I think it really raised him in my esteem.
I'm sure he reached that conclusion in two parts: one from Edward and the other from Alice. From Edward I'm sure he has not only seen the changes that the rest of the family is noticing but also felt the emotions from him. We've seen Edward open up and become more true to himself, I'm sure those changes are magnified in his emotional openness, something jasper would have intimate knowledge of. Alice is very accepting of Bella and Jasper seems to follow her unquestionably.
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1 I'm not sure how anything else would've worked. I mean, Charlie was hurt, but it didn't seem to permanently damage anyone.
2 I think Edward and Alice are just as close as any normal brother and sister (well, at least it's that way with me and my sisters) Like sometimes I'm the only one who can get my littlest sister to take a bath or eat dinner, I don't know why, it just works like that. My bigger sister can't get Kait (she's 9, she won't listen to anyone) to do anything, but I listen to her (even though I normally regret it)
3 I don't think he wanted to get hurt, the Cullens are a large family, but he also was truly wondering why they chose that lifestyle.
4 I was crying, but I was kind of...proud of Jasper. Because nobody else had told Bella this and she needed to know that the whole family really cared about her. If Jasper, who couldn't even go very close to her because of her blood, thought she was worth it, then she should've known she was (but, I'm guessing she's like me because she still didn't think she was.).
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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?

As harsh as it was, I think it was ultimately the best way for her to go.

2. There is a lot of interraction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?

They are obviously very close, since they bear most of the burden of the family with their gifts. Edward realizes that Alice is entirely able to help him, he just has to be willing to listen to her, as he has previously.


3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?

Simply to avoid the trouble. He makes it perfectly clear that he knows what James and Victoria are capable of and that he's safer staying out of it. I kind of see it as a cowardly escape.

4. Were you surprised that Jasper could felt that Bella was worth it. What do you think lead him to that conclusion?

Probably the emotions of the family and mainly the emotions from Edward. I can't see any of them doing what they're doing simply to for their own benefit. Also, Alice has probably seen visions of Edward/Bellas future, updated, at this point.

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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?
It was extremely harsh, I don't know if I could have done it. I think that she does go too far, I think the way she did it really hurt Charlie. Although I look at the tactic as being harsh, I don't think there really is any other way she could have escaped without putting Charlie or herself at more of a risk.

2. There is a lot of interraction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?
I think it shows that Alice and Edward are confidants. They have been through each other through thick and thin. It shows that there is a deep compassion between the two and that they will always be there to rescue each other.

3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?
Because I think Laurent knows what James is capable of doing. I don't think he wants to get caught up in the drama of the hunt.


4. Were you surprised that Jasper could felt that Bella was worth it. What do you think lead him to that conclusion?
No. I think that Jasper got to the conclusion because he could tell how special Bella was to Edward and that Bella really cared for Edward. I also think the general feeling of the family made him realize how special she was.

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Post by jaspersfanpire »

1. No, I think the way Bella handled the situation and what she told Charlie was probably the only way he would have let her go.

2. It says they are very close and good friends. They are closer to each other than any of the other Cullens (except for Jasper)

3. He was too worried about himself and didnt want to get involved in the fight.

4. A little suprised that he could pinpoint exactly what she was thinking through her emotions.
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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?

Yeah I think so. Charlie wouldn't have let her if she had asked anyways.

2. There is a lot of interaction among the Cullen's. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?

It shows that they are really close. Like 2 peas in a pod : )

3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?


Because he knew that if the Cullen's and them had a fight, they would lose.

4. Were you surprised that Jasper could feel that Bella was worth it? What do you think lead him to that conclusion?

He obviously felt the emotions that Edward had towards Bella.
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1. What did you think tactic Bella uses to get out of her house? Does she go too far?
No, I think she used to right amount of leverage to get out and keep Charlie safe and oblivious.

2. There is a lot of interaction among the Cullens. Aside from Carlisle, the one person who can get an upset Edward to listen is Alice. What do you think that says about their relationship?
I think their added abilities bring them closer. They have no secrets from each other, so out of all the Cullen's, I think they understand each other the best.

3. Why do you think Laurent chose to leave James and Victoria and head to Denali?
I think he's curious. Also, he knows how to count. 7 against 3 is bad odds. Even if James is cunning and experienced. I don't think Laurent thought they stood a chance. Which they didn't, until Bella got stupid again.

4. Were you surprised that Jasper could felt that Bella was worth it. What do you think lead him to that conclusion?
There are no secrets in the Cullen family. Also, Jasper loves Alice like nothing else so he understands what Edward feels for Bella.
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