Chapter 20 - Impatience

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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that you have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?

I feel it to be more than true, who would want to look or have to feel what a man would feel after losing his love.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?

That he's not used to humans like the others are, no.

3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?

I was like what, then how does Edward kiss Bella with out 'infecting' her?

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?

Because he dosen't want her no know just any vampire can do it.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice clear this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?

She didn't want her to panic, and do anything rash.
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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that yu have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
It was perfect and fitting! I think at this point they've all fell in love with her so it's not just Edward that would grieve.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this
chapter?
I was never afraid of him during this portion. It made sense why he's so quiet and aloof but it was nice to hear that he actually cares.

3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
Well I had been wondering how they converted people so it was cool to find out; interesting and different too. I never worried about it because I knew their kisses had been quite chaste.

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
So she wouldn't try and make him make a mistake that involved his teeth and her skin.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and then proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice clear this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
I didn't think Alice saw Bella there. I thought Alice was watching what James would do and his actions. If that were the case, why would she see Bella?

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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that you have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?

They don't want to lose Edward because his whole life is Bella. I feel it is logical as it has been almost a century since he was changed and no one appealled like Bella did with Edward.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?

I was never afraid of him during this portion. It made sense why he's so quiet and aloof but it was nice to hear that he actually cares.

3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?

I had always wondered how they were changed. But with Edward and Bella kissing I knew he wouldn't have the heart to change her for himself.

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?

He wanted to keep it from her because he knew she would want to be changed for his sake.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice cler this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?

I didn't think Alice saw Bella there. I thought Alice was watching what James would do and his actions. I could be wrong though

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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that yu have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?

I don't know really...

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?

Nope 8)

3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?

Nah! It's great! lol :lol:

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?

He didn't want her to get any ideas, or to be scared when she kissed him. (I think)

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice cler this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?


I don't know... :(
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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that yu have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
It makes sense, none of the them can live with out Edward in there lives.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?
No i wasn't afraid of him. This is when i fell in love with his character.

3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
No it didn't make me think twice, because i thought you had to be bitten to get the venom. And i figured that they had venom.

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
He doesn't want her to get any ideas about being turned into one.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice cler this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
I don't think she saw her at the studio, because if she did they would have kept even a closer eye on her then they did.
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1.that everyone loves her & edward.and especially when theyre together!!!!

2.no,he thought of her as an,almost sister,i thought,

3.not really,i mean it's not like he has fangs or anything.

4.he doesnt want her getting any ideas about going to anyone and asking them to change her.

5.i really dont think that she saw bella there,otherwise,she wouldn't have gotten away from them.
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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that you have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
I think it makes perfect sense they know Edward doesn't want to live w/out Bella and they love Edward so they'd do anything they thought was right for them.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?
We learn that he cares about her.. and no I was never afraid of him.

3. This is the first time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
I really didn't think twice about it.

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
b/c she might get ideas.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and then proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice clear this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
Maybe she thought it was just a flaw in her vision?
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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that yu have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
I first thought that he would refuse to live without her and find a way out of his "damnation" without Bella by his side. It didn't surprise me that he would react that way because they see each other as soul mates.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?
I wasn't afraid of Jasper, he played a more important role in this chapter and connected with Bella's human side. I think he's very sweet in the way that he's willing to put himself in a difficult situation just to help out Edward.

3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
I thought it was an interesting take on vampires actually. It didn't really change my thoughts on them kissing, I think the venom has more to do with when they're hungry more then anything.

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
I think he knows how curious she is, and by telling her more, it will just drive her to want the change even more.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice cler this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
I think Alice was hoping Bella would be ... smart enough to know not to go there, especially after the vision. But we can't say for sure if Alice saw Bella there.

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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that you have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
I think that after he met Bella, Edward became a lot happier. He loves her, and that has changed him for the better. Now that he knows what life is like with her, he couldn't go back to living without her.
2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?
I think that Jasper likes Bella, he just doesn't want to freak her out, so he kind of keeps his distance from her. I thought it was nice though, that even though he didn't really know her, he was willing to do all this to keep her safe.
3. This is the frist time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
Nope. I didn't think about the fact that venom could be transferred through...kisssing.
4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
I think he thinks that if she knows what you have to do in order to become a vampire, she'll convince Alice or someone to change her so she can be with him.
5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didnt Alice clear this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
I don't think Alice saw Bella at the studio at first, because Bella had no idea that she was going to go there. Later, she did see Bella there, but she didn't think about the fact that Bella might have gone there herself. Alice thought that someone else (like James) had taken Bella to the dance studio.
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1. Alice tells Bella that the family will do what it takes to protect her because no one wants to look at Edward for the next century should Bella die. How do you feel about this line now that yu have read New Moon and know exactly how Edward would react were Bella ever to die?
-They'll be even more careful with her in the future, they don't want him depressed, I don't think they want him dead either.

2. Jasper talks more in this chapter than any other chapter. What things do we learn about his character from the way he reacts to Bella? Were you ever afraid of him during this chapter?
-He's calm under pressure, the strategic backbone of the family, by the way Alice looks to him for clearance for any tiny move. I also get the distinct feeling he has been through the process of deciphering Alice's visions Many Many Many Many Many times.

3. This is the first time we learn that the vampires are venomous. What was your reaction to this news and did it make you think twice about the fact that Edward had kissed Bella?
-Lol no. I already kind of figured the venom part out. They made it pretty obvious that it wasn't practical that the change would be Anne Rice style, it was the most obvious choice.

4. Why do you suppose Edward has been so adamant about not telling Bella how someone becomes a vampire?
-It sounds so easy. I think he feared that if she found out, she'd do exactly what she did and beg him to change her.

5. Alice has a vision of the dance studio and the proceeds to question Bella about any reasons why she might go there. It seems to me that Alice saw Bella at the studio. Why didn't Alice cler this up for Bella by explaining to her that she shouldn't go to the studio?
-Wow, good point. hmm Then it was Alice's plan all along, i would think. I was wondering why she didn't see anything when Bella decided to go to the studio. She probably saw either them stopping James or Bella being changed by James, either of which Alice was cool with.
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