I was always wondering about that.twilight4life wrote:At first i kind of thought imprinting was sort of like arranged marriage... but after i really thought about sam and emily's relationship, i realized its almost like true love. Even though sam loved Leah before, he just suddenly stopped and loving her (or atleast its seems like it, maybe he still kind of loves her ). Its not exactly fair for the other person. I don't really think Jacob will imprint on Bella because what would he do? I don't think Bella would leave Edward just because Jacob imprinted on her.
For me,imprinting is one of the bizzarest things in the whole Twilight saga and I couldn't be more torn between the two sides.
On one hand, I do believe that we were made as couples. I think that there is just this ONE person out there for us - the one we were made for. The moment you meet this person, your heart seems to start beating for the first time.
The moment you meet this person, you feel complete.
Many of you will tell me, this idea is exactly what imprinting is, but I can't wholeheartedly agree with that.
What if Jake HAD imprinted on Bella? Would she have had any choice? Maybe. There would've been no need for her to change her mind - because Edward gives her all the love, affection and admiration in the world and most important: she loves him the same way .
The point is, that to me, imprinting dosen't seem like equal love on both sides - there is the wolf that loves and the girl (or in Leah's case boy) that loves to be loved.
True love is something that hits and affects both sides at the same time - Like magnets. When they're around each other,they both feel that this is meant to be, that they will never want anyone else.Now think about Jared and Kim. Would he have fallen in love with her anyway? We will never know. He never noticed her before his instincts started to react. Can this really be true love? The more I think about it, the more I have to disagree.
Of course, the idea of imprinting is comforting to most of us - how could it not be? Beeing loved, admired and protected for the rest of your life, knowing your wolf has no choice but to stay with you - how could anyone not want that?
But like so often in real life, the easiest way's not always the best.