I agree. I think that maybe that was just a little plot ploy to help move the story along, maybe SM didn't want to introduce a new character, or you know, there's also that thing with Paul's [or was it Jared?] father being one of the elders. Maybe if it IS Billy, than having a Mrs. Black would just complicate things, you know?break4jake wrote:aw i'm sorry jacob_is_my_hero! (nice username by the way) *HUG*
but since he was younger, it might not have hurt him as much as his sisters, since they were older. it would still affect him yes, i never meant that he wouldn't be affected, just that maybe it wouldn't be as bad since he was young.
i don't think though, that jake is, at any time during the books, seriously down/affected by his mom not being there. he might miss her, but isn't depressed that she's not there. if he was, sam or the rest of the pack could here him when they're in wolf form.
and not to be rude, but a parent dying and parents getting divorced are 2 different things. you've had to go through those stresses and struggles for most of your life, while jake was only 6 when his mom died and he only had 6 years worth of memories. i'm not saying his mom's death wouldn't affect him, just that it might not have had a such strong affect since he was little. (how many memories do you have of when you were six and younger?)
Either way, I don't think SM planned or plans on dwelling on that little factoid, and I don't really think she ever planned on Jacob dwelling on it much either. Just no time for it in the story.
That's only my opinion though. :]