Imprinting....As good as human love?

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Post by Edward My Love » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:39 pm

Is imprinting as good as ordinary human love? For the imprinter? For the imprintee?

Does it undermine the worth of love if you have no say about it? Does it make a relationship stronger -- or less meaningful -- if there is no possibility that the imprinter will ever fall out of love?

How would you feel about either imprinting or being imprinted on?

What do you think Stephenie wants us to think about imprinting?

As many who have already posted i believe that imprinting can be both a pro and a con depending on how you look at it.Yet for some reason I'm leaning towards con.if you look closely you can see that the book closely follows the thred of religion that Stephenie values so much in her life (ex.Edward's blood can be represented as sin )Which reminded me so much of in the Bible God giving the people the free will to pick him or the world and all its evils. I personally believe that people should have the choose because like in the Bible why would somone that loves you as quil's girlfriend does him or back to religion as God does want you to be forced into loving them .Yes is it every girl's dream to find that perfect person but where's the fun in that on the imprinter or the imprintee having their love and basically their life planned out for them.Life without choice whether or not the choices made for you were good ones doesn't seem to actually be life .In a way you could look at yourself as a puppet being controled by a puppeter.While I believe that Stephenie meant for imprinting to be a positive thing you can also see wheree in it's good intentions can have its negative efffects such as Leah's pain that Sam caused her by imprinting on Emily.I think in a way it undermines the worth of love because of the way each person if perfect for you no one should be perfect for anyone .Love is about overcoming struggles and how can people have struggles if their realtionship is perfect. :?:

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Post by bananas_4_edward » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:59 pm

Personally, as the girl, I have to say it would royally suck to be imprinted on. Unless it puts the girl in a trance too. I mean think about it, one person you have to live with, and be a partner to, that you were "forced" to be with. You have no chance to fall in love on your own, you just have to go along with this person you barely know. (You probably get to know them of course, but in the less likely case you fall in love with them, why sacrifice your happiness so THEY can get what they want)

A case where it works out perfectly is simulated in my mind like that of Enchanted. In the beginning she dreams of a guy, he pops into her life 5 seconds later, and WHAMMO! "Giselle! We shall be married in the morning!"
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Post by amontilado » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:07 am

Like many posters on this thread I have to admit to mixed feelings about imprinting....I suspect that "its" main goal is the genetic good of the tribe, matching up the werewolf gene with a good partner to ensure the continued protection of the tribe...so at best, a perfect match within the local native American population. If my theory is correct, I doubt there was ever a chance for Jacob & Bella.

In the simplest cases such as Kim, imprinting worked well..she had longed after him anyway & presto, now he loves her too, not broken hearts or dissappointments there. It is the more complex case of Leah, Sam & Emily that shows us the complex difficulties of imprinting. A love that more or less forces the imprinter to sever their previous relationship & to betray their old love for a new. Of course the new love will last forever...but tainted by the pain & guilt of the past.

The other difficulty is one that others have also pointed out...what to do while waiting to imprint? Is a werewolf doomed to stay single just in case he imprints & betrays his current partner? What if he was married or had children? How could he just abandon them?

Not to mention the imprintee who may decide that she doesn't want undying devotion, does that doom the imprinter to be alone?

I also think imprinting favours the male werewolf...it is possible to picture a girl being won over by the devotion of a big strong handsome guy...but [and maybe I am being sexist here], but I can't see it working so well in reverse...can the pretty werewolf female win the guy with HER devotion? Somehow, it doesn't play out so well...
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Re: Imprinting....As good as human love?

Post by Edward_Addict » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:21 am

December wrote:Is imprinting as good as ordinary human love? For the imprinter? For the imprintee?

Does it undermine the worth of love if you have no say about it? Does it make a relationship stronger -- or less meaningful -- if there is no possibility that the imprinter will ever fall out of love?

How would you feel about either imprinting or being imprinted on?

What do you think Stephenie wants us to think about imprinting?
imprinting is very strange. i cannot truthfully say it is as good or less than human love because i haven't experienced it myself. :P but i believe that if you are a werewolf, you have no choice but to accept the reality of it, that fate has chosen who you will love instead of making that choice yourself. for the imprinter, this might be a colossal problem, like what happened with sam. it ruined his relationship with leah, and possibly ruined emily and leah's relationship as well. but it can work out well for the imprinter and imprintee, like kim and jared. kim gets her long-time crush at last and jared gets his mate.

i don't think imprinting undermines true love, but i wouldn't want it for myself. the idea that there is no choice at all is scary. suppose that the imprinter never does fall out of love with the imprintee, what if the imprintee falls out of love with the imprinter? they would never get peace because i suppose the imprinter wouldn't give up. and its hard to tell if imprinting would make a relationship stronger or not. it must jsut make it more hard to get out of i think. :?

i would not like to be imprinted upon or to imprint on someone. i imagine that it would be very hard. the idea of gravity moving just because you see a person is hard for me to comprehend because i've learned that the world cannot revolve around a single person.

i think SM is trying to show us more about the wolves, that there are more to them than being just vampire killing dogs. i love the twist about quill and claire. but sometimes it comes off icky. :P 8)
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Post by LaTuaCantante1 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:18 pm

Is imprinting as good as ordinary human love? For the imprinter? For the imprintee?
Does it undermine the worth of love if you have no say about it? Does it make a relationship stronger -- or less meaningful -- if there is no possibility that the imprinter will ever fall out of love?
How would you feel about either imprinting or being imprinted on?
What do you think Stephenie wants us to think about imprinting?



wow. id have to say that imprinting it better an ordanary human love. impriniting is extraordinary love. its flawless love. thats your match your soulmate. how could that be less meaningful. wether they have a say or not- its true love. simply put. i mean i guess it all comes down to your morals. would you take true love over free will? i would. i no i would. i wouldnt mind not haveing a say if i were able to be with the one meant for me. just because you dont have a say doesnt make it weaker. i think its sronger because it is true love. ...so what does mrs meyer want us to think about imprinting..... either true love is out there or hope a dog doesnt start drooling over you and humping your leg....
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Post by LaTuaCantante1 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:22 pm

comment for bannas 4 edward. in new moon. bella and edward have a conversation. the imprintee is allowed to chose but jacob says "why would she choose anything else". theres no reason to. thats your soul mate. wouldnt you take it if you had the chance?
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Post by emmyzed » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:10 pm

I kind of thought imprinting was like human love, just better. Both people are in love, its everlasting, and its passionate.
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Post by EdwardLovesAli » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:19 pm

Is imprinting as good as ordinary human love? For the imprinter? For the imprintee?
Does it undermine the worth of love if you have no say about it? Does it make a relationship stronger -- or less meaningful -- if there is no possibility that the imprinter will ever fall out of love?
How would you feel about either imprinting or being imprinted on?
What do you think Stephenie wants us to think about imprinting?
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I think that imprinting is as good as ordinary human love. It is like love at first sight. For the imprinter I think it is nice, but for the imprintee I think it could be a little bit shocking. Considering you might not know this person at all. It definently undermines the worth of love if their is no say in it. That's not love. That's like arranged marriage. I think that it makes the relationship weaker that he or she will never fall out of love because that makes it seem more like a spell. In reality, more than 50 percent of marriages don't last. I personally would not want to be imprinted on. I would want to find love the real way, like the attraction between Bella and Edward. I think that Stephenie wants us to think of it as love at first sight and not and not as what it sort of is.
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Post by twigeek » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:04 pm

i haven't read the whole thread, but here it goes.

Imrinting is as good as human love. Imagine to one day see the one that you were meant to be with. it would be like a fast forward button; skipping all the broken hearts and breaking herats. :)

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Post by diamond encrusted » Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:12 pm

twigeek wrote:i haven't read the whole thread, but here it goes.

Imrinting is as good as human love. Imagine to one day see the one that you were meant to be with. it would be like a fast forward button; skipping all the broken hearts and breaking herats. :)
It depends how you look at it though...The inprinted might not necessarily fall in love with the imprintee...and to be honest...I wouldn't want a fast forwarded love relationship...

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