Chapter Seven: Repetition

Our chapter by chapter discussion of New Moon.
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1)Why did Bella want to try cliff diving? Do you think it was because she wanted to hear Edward’s voice again or she wanted to be “absolutely free—unthinking and utterly irresponsible?� OR do you think there was another, deeper issue?
-i think it was to hear edward's voice only, but i could be wrong. :P

2)Why wouldn̢۪t Billy tell Jacob what was going on with Sam, and Jacob̢۪s friends? (as to why the were acting strangely). Do you feel Jacob could̢۪ve handled and understood the truth if he was told at the beginning of New Moon?
-it was supposed to be a secret wasn't it?

3)Another albino comment is made, not by Bella this time but by Jacob.
“I’ve never seen anyone paler than you except for---,� Jacob says.
Why do you think Bella’s paleness is mentioned yet again? Is it a comparison between the “light� side and the “dark� side, an innocent comment on Jacob’s part or†something else?
-maybe its just a comment? :P

4)Bella calls Jacob her “fixâ€� on page 162. A “fixâ€� is something to make you feel temporarily better in regards to your physical or emotional health. Do you think Bella realizes that her close friendship with Jacob, throughout the first ¾ of the book, might only be temporary? Do you think he will continue to be her fix throughout “Eclipseâ€� if something upsets her about Edward?
-i think that for the moment, bella took jacob when she needed someone, and thats just sad for jacob.
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1)Why did Bella want to try cliff diving? Do you think it was because she wanted to hear Edward's voice again or she wanted to be absolutely free unthinking and utterly irresponsible? OR do you think there was another, deeper issue?

Definitely a deeper issue. I think it was a combination of wanting to have nothing on her mind to clear it and to be irresponsible on the way but I honestly think she was certainly in a state of depression and almost going towards a suicidal stage of that depression but not quite the same as with other people.

2)Why wouldn't Billy tell Jacob what was going on with Sam, and Jacob's friends? (as to why the were acting strangely). Do you feel Jacob could've handled and understood the truth if he was told at the beginning of New Moon?

Well technically, he isn't supposed to tell him and I don't think any of them were 100% sure about everyone phasing until later on when everyone really was starting to phase then tey just came out and told everyone. I think he would have handled it like any teenage boy. He likely would think it was a lie at first but then once he believed it he may have been freaked out a little bit but at least he would have handled it better when he evntually did phase.

3)Another albino comment is made, not by Bella this time but by Jacob.
"I've never seen anyone paler than you except for---," Jacob says.
Why do you think Bella's paleness is mentioned yet again? Is it a comparison between the "light" side and the "dark" side, an innocent comment on Jacob's part or something else?


It may be a sort of connection that she has with the vampires even though it's a simple physical one it's something that makes her similar to them. I don't know much about the comparison of "light" and "dark" but I think the fact that she had herself seperated from humaity for a few months (when the Cullens first left) has to do with it.

4)Bella calls Jacob her "fix" on page 162. A "fix" is something to make you feel temporarily better in regards to your physical or emotional health. Do you think Bella realizes that her close friendship with Jacob, throughout the first ¾ of the book, might only be temporary? Do you think he will continue to be her fix throughout Eclipse if something upsets her about Edward?

I don't think she necessarily sees it as temporary but she knows that she'll need him constantly. Like she's an open wound and he's an endless supply of band-aids. He'll fix her but he has to constantly do it.
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1. She wanted to hear Edward's voice.

2. Yeah, you know, I've never thought about that. I think Jake had a right to know. It would have taken the surprise off of him. But maybe if Jake knew what would happen to him eventually, he might've stayed away from Bella sooner.

3. I thought it was just a regular comment on her skin.

4. She doesn't want to see it as temporary.
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1. To hear Edward's voice! I think she was also testing to see if Alice was watching her...maybe I'm giving her too much credit there :?
2. Billy was probably sworn to secrecy, but (for the record) Jacob wouldn't have believed him anyway.
3. I think to Jake, it was an innocent comment, but it reminds both Bella and us that months after everyone is still scared to even mention Edward's name around her, which gives the riding more of an impact. TRANSLATION:it was a transition
4. I think Bella is scared that Jacob's presence will stop comforting her, so she sort of views it as temporary. There's also that part (that one making Edward noises :wink: ) that hopes it will be temporary and Edward will come back. In Eclipse, Bella doesn't view Jake like that anymore...he's a friend not a fix (that would make a good chant)
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1)Why did Bella want to try cliff diving? Do you think it was because she wanted to hear Edward's voice again or she wanted to be 'absolutely free'"unthinking and utterly irresponsible?' OR do you think there was another, deeper issue?
I think that Bella wanted to try cliff diving because she wanted to hear Edward's voice. I think that she also did not mind being irresponsible because it could be a way to end the pain.

2)Why wouldn't Billy tell Jacob what was going on with Sam, and Jacob's friends? (as to why the were acting strangely). Do you feel Jacob could've handled and understood the truth if he was told at the beginning of New Moon?
I think that Billy didn't tell Jacob at the beginning of New Moon because of the fact that Jacob did not believe in the legends. I think that he would have just put it up to Billy being weird and supersitious.

3)Another albino comment is made, not by Bella this time but by Jacob.
'I've never seen anyone paler than you except for---,' Jacob says.
Why do you think Bella's paleness is mentioned yet again? Is it a comparison between the 'light' side and the 'dark' side, an innocent comment on Jacob's part or' something else?
I think that it was just an innocent comment made by Jacob. I don't think that he meant any harm by it.

4)Bella calls Jacob her 'fix' on page 162. A 'fix' is something to make you feel temporarily better in regards to your physical or emotional health. Do you think Bella realizes that her close friendship with Jacob, throughout the first ¾ of the book, might only be temporary? Do you think he will continue to be her fix throughout 'Eclipse' if something upsets her about Edward?
I don't think Bella realizes how close their relationship will become. I think that she thought it was more of a temporary fix.

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