Chapter Three: The End

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1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?

--I'll admit, I was pretty dense. I thought Edward was going to go into his 'are you sure you're in love with me?' speech or something, but once they went into the woods, I knew something bad was going to happen. When it did happen, I sort of felt like Bella in that chapter. :(

2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?
--Yes, I have. With my friends on the 'net, mostly. We're still friends, though some of them sort of slipped away from me.

3. Edward speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?
--Ugh, thats a hard question. I think I believed him at first, and as the story went on I started to feel a little better about the situation, since Jake was pretty awesome. Then Alice shows up, and I'm wondering "Oh my God! Is Edward here, too?! Sweet!"

4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.
--I really didn't care. I noted he was there, but I was still stunned that Edward broke up with her.

5. Describe your reaction as you read the Months pages.
-- :shock: "I'm going to kill Edward.
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kind of a random thought- of course relating to Chap. 3: The End. but for some reason everytime i think of new moon and losing true love, i think of music! besides the playlist- i feel like their could be said more about bella's situation and feelings toward her losing edward.

any music that relates?!

just to start look for options by chimaira- i feel like bella is stuck in this situation.

sry. if you think this is COMPLETLY off topic, somethin new.
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1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?
I knew what was going to happen, but I did felt extremely sad. I was sad through all the time of Edward's indifference, and I expected something. It was pretty much a little bit obvious.

2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?
I've never been into a relationship THAT serious. I mean, Bella & Edward were soul mates, they had a history.

3. Edward speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?
I knew the whole reason behind it all the way, but I felt exactly like Bella at the moment. I did not think he didn't love her, but everything seemed to crack when he said he didn't want her to come with him. I knew all the way he loved her, but it was heartbreaking.

4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.
I didn't really pay much attention to him. I just thought it MIGHT have something to do with Jacob, but when he didn't appear, I just thought Sam might show up later in the book. Later I thought they were going to blame the Cullens, but got it out of my mind.

5. Describe your reaction as you read the 'Months' pages.
I cried, like I did on Edward's speech. They didn't return? I imagined Bella's state, and cried even more. I didn't cry that much-well, yes- but grief sweeps over me every time I remember that moment. My heart sank so deep, and it keeps sinking every time I see the months. What happened? Is there life without the Cullens? I doubt so.
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1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?
Sadly, i had friends who were in the middle of the book saying how boring it was without edward. so i already knew he was going to leave

2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?
nope, not really

3. Edward speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?
as i read, i felt as if i were bella, so i felt so sad. I felt like i could never forgive edward for the words that were coming out of his mouth. I guess i did believe him in some sort of way, or maybe it was just anger.

4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.
I hadn't payed much attention to him from twilight, so i didnt really think much of it, just another person searching for bella.

5. Describe your reaction as you read the 'Months' pages.
Each page i turned was bringing me closer to actually crying. i dont know how SM does it, but I felt as if I were bella, and those pages felt like I went through those months without edward. I think it was the sadest part from the series.
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Post by leahfellinlovwithtwilight »

when i read it, i was actually starting to dread that edward was going to do something drastic after her party. it took me by complete suprise that he left, but not that he did something extreme.
no, i never have
i was honestly expecting him to return much sooner then him.
when sam came, i thought maybe it was something dangerous coming to get her as soon as her protector aka edward left her.
when i read the months pages, i cried. i know that it was a little extreme to cry, but it was really, really, sad. i couldnt believe it. and when she finally "woke up", it was even harder to read.
i have to admit, that i had to read new moon over again a couple times before i finally read the whole thing, because i kept on skipping pages to find edward. even now, when i re read it, its hard to read it because bella's so sad.
oh, and freekin team jane! hope she finds a nice vampire boy thats not quite as hot as edward, but pretty freekin close!

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1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?

At first, I thought it wasn't going to be so bad. I thought maybe Edward was just upset over the thing with Jasper and that he would eventually see that he was worrying Bella and snap out of it.
I knew something was coming when he was parked in the spot that meant he wasn't staying. When he said, "Come for a walk with me." I knew right then that something bad was about to happen. I just knew it and I felt nervous for Bella. An Empathy knot was forming in my stomach and I still can't read it without getting tense.


2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?

yes. And I reacted much of the same as Bella did. I tried to run after him, (only not through a forest, into my front yard.) I sobbed and wasn't thinking clearly, and I shut down after he said (in the same manner of Edward, now that I think of it.) "I don't want to be with you anymore." Unfortunately, in my case, he wasn't a vampire that would want to return when he found out I didn't die after all. ha ha.

3. Edward speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?

I knew he was leaving because he didn't want to hurt her. Instantly. Otherwise...why would there be two more books after this one? ha ha.

I didn't believe him. It's in his nature to deny himself what he wants if he thought it was better for the person he loves. I knew it was a matter of time before he snapped out of it and ran back to his soul mate.


4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.

hmm...I might have to re-read it for that one...
Well, I knew that he was a good guy. He didn't seem like a crazy rapist or anything like that. I was glad that she was finally found, although I was sobbing really hard at the part and I might not have been giving it 100% of my attention. Bella seemed to be in a daze, she seemed to be in a confused stupor. So that's what I felt.


5. Describe your reaction as you read the 'Months' pages.

Holy crap!!
What happened during those months? What had been going on? How did she find the strength to carry on?
Half the year...down the drain!! What about high school? What about college? What was she going to do? And what exactly was she thinking about during those months?
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Questions prepared by Cocoa

1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?
Well, I did definitely feel that something VERY negative was going to happen....just good ol' foreshadowing clues. I felt it almost at the beginning of this book...or maybe at the end of Twilight when he won't promise to stay forever. But, I will admit that my reaction was extremely strong the first time I read it, and I (sadly) still cry when I read it...even though it's the fourth time!

2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?

Yes....not pleasant.

3. Edward's speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?

I knew when he walked (ran) away, "This is it!" I had the urge to yell out, "Why, Edward? Why?" But my husband probably would have thought I was crazy. I didn't truly believe him...I knew this was probably a heart-wrenching decision for him, but if you think you're hurting someone (or will), what choice do you have?

4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.
I felt like there were lots of foreshadowing clues about him, too. The first time through, of course I didn't know he was a werewolf, but I knew something strange was occurring. I didn't feel she was in any danger...but that he truly expected her to be "harmed" by Edward, more than emotionally.

5. Describe your reaction as you read the Months pages.
I LOVE the concept. I mean, when your world has just fallen apart, and you're just trying to get by day-by-day, what better way to describe the emptiness than by just simply having a month with no description. Genius, Stephenie Meyer!!
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1. Did you feel a sense of foreboding in this chapter? At what point did you feel what was coming? Or did it take you by surprise?
I did not take me by surprise at all. I had a sense of dread since the whole birthday incident.

2. Just as Bella did, have you ever felt that subconscious desire to grasp a hold of a relationship slipping away?
Yes, but it wasn't a romantic realtionship...just a friendship.

3. Edward speech was definitely a harsh one, but did it grasp reality for you as it did for Bella? Or were you expecting him to run back to her at any moment? Did you believe him as readily as Bella did?
I did not think that he would be running back to her. I really did believe Edward. I tend to be like Bella in that way, I am quite gullible and ready to believe.

4. When Sam appeared during the search, describe your gut reaction to his presence.
Uh oh, who is this? '

5. Describe your reaction as you read the 'Months' pages.
My heart hurt.
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the whole time i'm reading this chapter, i think that Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy would be the perfect song for this scene if it were a movie... it brings tears to my eyes.
You are calm and reposed. Let your beauty unfold. Pale white, like the skin stretched over your bones. Spring keeps you ever close. You are second hand smoke. You are so fragile and thin. Standing trial for your sins. Holding onto yourself the best you can. You are the smell before rain. You are the blood in my veins. Call me a safe bet. I'm betting I'm not. I'm glad that you can forgive. I'm only hoping as time goes, you can forget.
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Post by jaspersfanpire »

1. I knew something was up because Alice wasn't at school and Edward was acting really strange. I just never imagined that it would be that bad.

2. Yes. It's a horrible feeling.

3. I believed him because he was pretty darn serious about it. But, I couldn't stand not knowing if he would come back or not so I cheated and skimmed over the ending to see if he did.

4. I was like- who the heck is this guy? I've had enough surprises!

5. I felt really bad for Bella and I was sad. Very sad. And I still couldn't believe what was happening.
"I was with Edward in my happy place."
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