Chapter Seventeen: Alliance

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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?

I think some people, like Angela, came to celebrate with Bella, maybe even Mike's intention was pure, too, but the majority of people definitely came just to see the inside of the Cullens' house. Heck, I would! :p

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?

Honestly, yes, because I thought Jacob would never be caught dead in the Cullens' house. But I guess curiosity got the better of him, too. I would not have asked Jacob to leave because I would know the great effort it took for him to even be there.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?

Both. Of course, he wants to remind Bella of his feelings for her, but he meant for it to a be a sign for Edward, too. This part is a lot like the scene in Wuthering Heights when Cathy has a lock of hair in her locket that belongs to both Heathcliff and her husband. (Read: I may be remembering that wrong - I haven't read the book in a while!)

4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?

It was something that I wanted to happen, I recognized that they needed to join forces to fend off Victoria and her fledgling army, but I was surprised nevertheless. That part was very nicely written.

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?

I had my concerns because I knew that the younger of the wolves were still too unstable, but I had faith in the Cullens. :)
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?
i think it was the curiosity to see the inside of the Cullen's house that drove most people to the party...maybe all of them.

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?
yes i was suprised that he showed up especially since it was at the cullen's house. no i prabably wouldn't have asked him to leave, he showed up and that would have taken a lot of guts to do so.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?
it was for both. jacob just wanted bella to remember that they are friends and to not put him aside for edward. and also jake wanted to remind edward that he is a part of bella all the same and there's nothing he can do about it.

4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?
actually i thought that it was cool just becasue it shows that they would go to extremes to save bella and the town. yes it was something that i had been expecting so i wasn't that suprised.
5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?
i wasn't to sure if it would work or not just because of the whole your a vampire and i'm a werewolf thing and i'm was sure someone would lose control but i'm glad it worked out.
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?
Well, the boys probably came for Bella :) hehe and the girls came to see the Cullen house.
2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?
Well, Jacob is desperate, but I was suprised that he came. If i was bella, I wouldn't have kicked him out....... I would have had Edward and Emmett :escort" him out :wink:
3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?
Both really. Because his Bella is leaving him....... and to show Edward that at one time in her life, she DID love someone else.
4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?
I wasn't really suprised, because they said that there were too many newborns, well a lot anyway, and the story needed another twist. :?
5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?
Ummmm, I alweays thought that the alliance would work out, somply because Carlisle is very peaceful and would have enforced rules, and been "Mr. Sherriff" if need be.
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?
Haha, yeah I think most of them came just to see the Cullen's house. And to party a little. :D

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?
Actually, I wasn't surprised, I kind of knew he would come. I don't know why. And no, I wouldn't ask him to leave. He is a friend after all.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?
I think it was more for Bella. Because he realized he's losing her and that after she is changed they probably won't be spend any time together. And that way she would always have something to remind her of him.

4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?
I was really excited! I think I was a little surprised at first, but I kind of knew it would happen.

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?
I knew right away that it would work. I just did.
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?

I think the majority wanted to see the inside of the Cullens' house, but a few, like Angela, were probably there for Bella.

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?

I wasn't really surprised that Jake showed up. I would have done more than ask; I would have found someone to make him leave.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?

I think it's a combination of both.

4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?

That alliance was totally unexpected. I thought they hated each other too much to work together.

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?

I thought there might be a few arguments, but that it would work overall.
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?

To see the Cullen's house! These kids want to see the crib that the beautiful Cullen family lives in! Who wouldnt want to go and see it!?

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?

yeah i was surprised. I would have hit him in the face again, but this time with a baseball bat. Then i would have had Emment throw him and his crew out.

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3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?

I think it was all for Bella. I think at this point, Jake is playing for himself. He knows that he loves Bella, and wants to protect her.

4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?

I was a bit surprised with it, but i think it was a good move. Jasper knows his military strategies and the others wouldnt expect for a large group of werewolves to attack with the Cullens

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?

I thought that there was going to be some struggling with the "working together" issue, but i knew that it was going to work.
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?

I think the majority of them came to see the house. We all know Bella doesn't talk to all of those people. Angie yes, she is her real friend, so is Mike!

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?

No, I thought he might come he seems to be the persistant type!! I don't think I would have asked him to leave, he was there for her and to wish her will.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?

Both, I think he got it mainly for Bella. He wanted her to have a piece of him with her always, and it was just an added bonus that it would be a reminder for Edward.


4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?

I was not expecting it I thought they would fight each other not together. After the alliance happened I was very excited! It was a great plan!

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?

I did have concerns I thought they still might end up fighting each other. Like maybe one of the wolves would get killed and they would all blame the vampires and turn on them to kill one of there's, But luckly it went well and frienships were made. Hopefully those will come in handy in Breaking Dawn!
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?

To see the inside of the Cullens' house. Although Bella had made acquaintance with the majority of her senior class, she was never especially close with anyone, or talked to anyone more than the Cullens. Therefore, the other Forks High seniors wouldn't have felt an obligation to come to her party UNLESS there was some bonus for them--in this case, unlocking some of the mystery surrounding the Cullens. Plus, no one had ingratiated themselves with the Cullens at Forks besides Bella.

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?

No, Jake is so insistent about Bella I wasn't surprised at all. I wouldn't have asked him to leave either. Even though he was being difficult, and she was being stubborn, they are still friends.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?

Both. With Bella, she would reminded of his affections every time she saw that bracelent. Not out of sight, not out of mind, so to speak. At the same time Jacob was showing Edward that Bella would keep a piece of himself with her at all times and Edward should feel his position in Bella's heart is vulnerable.

4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?

I was a little bit surprised, since there is so much back story and hatred (maybe that's not the right word?) between the two groups. But I was happy that they could put aside their differences for their greater good. Hopefully this foreshadows a better compromise and treaty in the future.

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?

Since the threat to both groups was the same, and Bella was one of the main objects to protect, I knew that they would succeed and work together. But unless more differences are put aside in the future, I don't see this alliance as a lasting thing.
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1. Do you think the majority of the people came to the party to celebrate with Bella or just to see the inside of the Cullen's house?

I think the majority of them came to see the house. We all know Bella doesn't talk to all of those people. Angie yes, she is her real friend, so is Mike!

2. Were you as surprised as Bella was that Jacob came to the party? Would you have asked him to leave?

No, I thought he might come he seems to be the persistant type!! I don't think I would have asked him to leave, he was there for her and to wish her will.

3. Do you think Jacob's gift of the bracelet was more of a reminder to Bella or to Edward about his friendship and devotion to her?

Both, I think he got it mainly for Bella. He wanted her to have a piece of him with her always, and it was just an added bonus that it would be a reminder for Edward.


4. How did you feel about the alliance that was formed between the wolves and the vampires? Was it something you had expected for a while or were you surprised?

I was not expecting it I thought they would fight each other not together. After the alliance happened I was very excited! It was a great plan!

5. Did you think the alliance was going to work or did you have concerns over their ability to actually work together?

I did have concerns I thought they still might end up fighting each other. Like maybe one of the wolves would get killed and they would all blame the vampires and turn on them to kill one of there's, But luckly it went well and frienships were made. Hopefully those will come in handy in Breaking Dawn!
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Post by ArtisticTwilighter »

1. I think the majority of people went just to see the house
of the cullens. The only friends that Bella has that are mentioned
in the books are angela, ben, and mike lol

2.Yeah i never thought that Jacob would actually go to a house
with vampires! I would have also asked him to leave.

3. I think it was more a reminder to Edward to show him that Bella does care about him.

4. I was actually not that surprised at the alliance but i wasn't
expecting it.

5. I had my concerns but i knew that it would work out :D
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