Jared and Melanie

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Re: Jared and Melanie

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Be My Escape wrote:In Chapter 4 we get a glimpse of Jared and Melanie and how they met. What are your thoughts on their relationship? What do you think about how they met?
i suppose the only way to explain it was Fate. In my eyes, they were meant to be together, they were able to find each other when they each had no-one [besides Jamie for Mel, of course]. Later in the book, Wanda was willing to risk her life and happiness to find Jared because of Mel and I think, maybe, Wanda was a blessing for Mel, for her to be able to keep her promise, for her to be able to find her one true love again.
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Post by Brynnie86 »

Jared is a very conflicted character. Everytime I started to get frustrated with his actions or words, I remembered what he was going through. He loves Melanie so much that he is willing to put aside everything he stands for to try to save her.

The way they met was hilarious. I agree, it was a complete act of fate. Yes, he is older than she is, but they fit together. Melanie convinced Wanda to go after Jared in the first place. Their relationship is honest and beautiful. I do wish we could see more between them.
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Post by Casper55x »

I think that Jared and Mel are a good fit together...They seem to mesh well..they are peas of a pod. It was fate they way they met and I thought it was funny that he kissed her. It was cute how excited he was to find her. He seems jaded, but as if he has a good heart...but who wouldn't be jaded in that situation?
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Post by valerrrria »

What I found intriguing was when Jared would sit guard on that little cave thing at the beginning. I appreciated the struggle he was going through, knowing that it wasn't Melanie but feeling torn between killing her body... I thought that was crazy. I liked it.

ps, how much older is Jared than Melanie again?

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valerrrria wrote:What I found intriguing was when Jared would sit guard on that little cave thing at the beginning. I appreciated the struggle he was going through, knowing that it wasn't Melanie but feeling torn between killing her body... I thought that was crazy. I liked it.

ps, how much older is Jared than Melanie again?
well Jared was 26 when Melanie was 17 [page 76] so almost 10 years...well...9 depending on when its their birthdays.
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Post by valerrrria »

Wow thats quite a bit.
But when he's the last man on earth, I suppose formalities don't run lol

w.e. they're great together,

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I suppose its the whole Age doesn't matter when you truly love someone concept...I mean...its not so much when you consider the difference between Edward and Bella, and also Carlisle and Esme...
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Post by Alpha_Wolf »

I loved Jared's and Melanie's relationship from the very beginning. I have to say that I was very suprised when the age difference was revealed. But I got over it. They (and a small group others) were the only humans left on the planet, and a 9-10 year age difference was the least of their worries. Their relationship, to me, was different from Bella's and Edward's and that was refreshing. I could relate way more to their relationship than Bella's and Edward's.

I was very dissapointed that there weren't that many scenes involving them (Melanie and Jared), though. I'll also admit that the ending with Wanda and Jared kind of, no, really irked me. I hate them together. It just made me all the more dissapointed that we didn't get to see the reunion between Melanie and Jared at the end. After that scene, it felt to me as if there needed to be a J/M moment at the end.

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