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i like how they brought the nomads in all three books seperatlely tormenting bella :shock: :(
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Laurent was important to the story. He is the one who told Bella that Victoria was still after her. She would not have known until later in the book with Jacob, that she was once again being hunted.

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sweetlizard wrote:Laurent was important to the story. He is the one who told Bella that Victoria was still after her. She would not have known until later in the book with Jacob, that she was once again being hunted.
Amen! I second that
he had a very important role- plus- It allowed Bella to first see the werewolves...
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yeah but until that part in the meadow i actually liked laurent.
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I was never sure about Laurent. I don't think he was on either side. He was on Laurent's side... whatever it took to keep him safe. But I was secretly rooting for him to turn into a "good guy".
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Me too =[

I thought he did, but clearly he was still an evil jerk.
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I know right. He was always kind of shady, for lack of a better word.
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<center> Laurent was such a fair-weather friend
<center> He kind of used people and changed his opinions to whichever he needed at that moment
<center> He decided to be vegetarian because it meant that he could have an alliance with Tanya's Clan and the Cullens
<center> Which he needed, and it provided him with protection
<center> But the second he was hungry he completely dropped all that

<center> And with James,
<center> When his alliance with James inconvenienced him
<center> He dropped him as a friend and completely changed his way of living

<center> He worried about his own survival
<center> And no one else
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I thought he did, but clearly he was still an evil jerk.
<center> I wouldnt describe him as evil,
<center> He did warn Bella about Victoria
<center> And, he promised her death would be quick and painless
<center> He clearly wasn't intending to be malicious or evil
<center> He was just hungry

<center> It was her,
<center> Or him.
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Post by Bri53 »

haaleey wrote:
I thought he did, but clearly he was still an evil jerk.
I wouldnt describe him as evil He did warn Bella about Victoria. And, he promised her death would be quick and painless[/b. He clearly wasn't intending to be malicious or evil. He was just hungry. It was her, Or him.


I agree that Laurent was just a hungry vampire. However, Laurent wasn't warning Bella. He was talking to his food before he killed it. In his mind, she was goin to be dead in a minute, it want a warning- it was a passing comment.

Furthermore, he wasnt being quick for her benefit. And as far as "it was her or him." Laurent was the killer. HE was the one acting and choosing to kill Bella. Bella had no control in the situation. It wasnt "her or him". When the cullens killed newborns, then it was "the cullens or them". The idea of it being "him or her" only works if both people are fight or something. In that case it would be his life or hers. That wasn't the case, Laurent was the killer and Bella was the victim.

I was dissapointed, but not suprised by what happened with Laurent. (The werewolves suprised me, but not the fact that Laurent tried to kill her). He always seemed like a weasel to me. The type of person that avoids fights he can't win, sticks with more powerful people, and talks his way out of sticky situations. Its ironic that Bella was working so hard to talk her way out of death and then minutes later Laurent is in trouble but is unable to do the same, and undergoes the same fight or flight responce. Ironic.

Though I wonder, in Stephenie's extra "being jacob black" it mentions that Sam was hesitant to attack. I wonder is Laurent had a change of heart and he decided not to kill Bella and go straight back to Denali, if the wolves would have killed him.

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