Bella's basically just desperate to do something - she's tired of being left on the sidelines all the time and putting her family and friends in constant danger. Basically, she just sees the connection right away between her and the third wife. The one who is deeply in love with the person she feels she keeps putting in peril, and she snatched the victory for once and saved the people she loved. I don't blame Bella for actually thinking that way, or at least seeing the connection between the both of them.1. In what ways does Bella identify with the third wife?
The way the legend was decribed automatically made me think it was something that took place a long time ago and that Taki Aki was dead. I suppose it's possible that he could be alive, and maybe that would play a role in the next book. Then again, maybe not - I believe this legend has already been established in Eclipse. The way it came across was that Taki Aki was not alive, and I think it was supposed to be that way. I would have to say no.2. Could Taha Aki be alive today? Discuss theories.
Jacob takes pride in those legends now - after finding out that they really are true. I don't blame him for wanting to share them with the girl he's in love with - I think it's actually an honor for Bella and very kind of him. He wants Bella to kind of be more involved with this strong part of him. He probably feels as if Bella is very closley involved with the Cullens and the vampires, and he wants to show Bella what the werewolves are all about. He knows that the legends are like magic, and truthfully, he knows Bella better than anyone else and probably knew she would enjoy something like that, which she did.3. What do you think Jacob is hoping will change by taking Bella to the meeting?
I'm sure he also wanted her to really meet his friends again - she was close with them once before, and meet some people, like Kim, that she hadn't met before.
Maybe Jacob is thinking that Bella's thinking towards the werewolves will change. He knew that before Bella liked them and hung out with the others quite a bit - but he's probably wondering what Edward might say about them to her and he wants to bring her back into his circle of friends and make her feel like she belongs there.
He also probably wants Bella to know that the other werewolves aren't mad at her for accepting the Cullens back into her life, and that by going, she wouldn't be treated like an outsider. She would have fun, and feel comfortable and safe.
I'm not too much of a Heathcliff expert, but I'm going to have to go with what everyone else has said so far. We know that Edward has a much darker soul than he lets on because he's trying to protect Bella, but Bella isn't exactly aware of that. She does, however, see the darker soul in Heathcliff, and to see that Edward was comparing himself to Heathcliff probably surprised her and made her shudder for obvious reasons stated. Also, the words drank his blood freaked her out even more, because well, he's a vampire and it's a creepy passage.4. Why is Bella so disturbed by the idea of Edward's identification with Heathcliff?