Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Twilight

Bella Swan moved to Forks, Washington to live with her father Charlie. Upon her arrival, Bella finds her welcome home gift, a big red truck. Bella attends Forks High school in the small cold and rainy town. At Forks High School, Bella meets new friends, which for her, was surprising. She has a quiet and shy personality and down in Pheonix, Arizona she had never accumulated a bunch of friends. Also at Forks High School, she meets Edward Cullen. At first Edward is cold towards Bella, but as time progresses he shows more of an interest in her and even saves her life for the first time from an SUV sliding out of control in the parking lot. He grabs her and smashes the car inward to prevent it from hitting the both of them. At this point, Bella begins to suspect that the boy she feels so fond of isn't exactly human. She begins to question him and is tipped off by her friend Jacob Black the the Cullen family is actually a clan of vampires. Unphased, Bella confronts Edward about this belief and he reveals his secret to her on the condition she must keep his secret. Edward and Bella fall deeply in love and are unable to be apart for long. However, underneath Edward's love for Bella lies a lust for her blood and he must resist this longing while he is near Bella. Although the Cullens are 'vegetarians', there are still vampires that still rely on human blood to satisfy their thirst and while playing baseball with Edward's family, Bella's scent is discovered by a tracker, James, who begins to hunt Bella for sport. The Cullens do everything in their power to keep Bella safe, but James loves his sport and is cunning. He tricks Bella into thinking he has her mother, Renee, by recording an old family movie with her mother's voice and Bella gives herself up to James in return for her mother's safety. James is about to deliver the fatal blow to Bella right as Edward arrives and kills James. Bella is nursed back to health by Carlisle, and continues her life with Edward in Forks, even attending school prom.

Edward has a special power and is able to hear people's thoughts, however, he is unable to hear Bella's. Why do you think he is unable to hear the thoughts of the one most important to him?

Edward was created by Carlisle 90 years ago when he was on the brink of death because of an illness plaguing where he lived. Edward's mother had pleaded, and was also dying, to Carlisle to do everything in his power to ensure that Edward lived. Carlisle, lonely and wanting companionship, changed Edward into a vampire thinking he would teach Edward his way of hunting animals instead of humans. Do you think Carlisle did the right thing in turning Edward into a vampire, or was it selfish?

16 comments:

Sydney M 7-8 said...

1.Maybe Edward can't hear Bella's thoughts because they're meant to be with eachother. I think this is the way that he knows that. Out of everyone she is special to him, therefore he wants to get to know her. I think they are soulmates and Edward knows this by not being able to hear Bella's thoughts.

Sarah N. 7-8 said...

2. I don't think that it was really selfish, because Edward's mother wanted him to do everything in his power to save him. Its hard to say if it was the right thing, because the transformation is painful and it is not an easy life.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

Syd, I agree with you. I think Edward can't hear Bella's thoughts because they're meant to be together and this is one of the ways he knows she is his soulmate.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

Sarah, I agree with you too. Edward's mother specifically said for Carlisle to do anything to keep Edward alive, and he followed her wish. However, it is hard to say if it was the right thing to do because Carlisle subjected Edward to a very hard immortal life his mother may not have wanted him to have.

Millie W. 7/8 said...

1) Umm rather then say their soul mates etcetra etcetra I would rather say its for the plot of the author. Because if Edward could read Bella's thoughts he would know how much she loves him and everything else. And that would defeat the whole story over all of them falling in love. In fact the only plot in the book would be her finding out he's a vampire and that whole James hunt act.

2)It was selfish, because what if Edward just wanted to die and go to the great beyond?

Hannah J. 7-8 said...

1.I think edward is unable to hear her thoughts because he was meant to be with her and she does eventually get turned into a vampire.
2.no, i dont think it was selfish at all. edwards mother asked for everything to be done in carlisles power to save him and he did. carlisle saw edward was in pain.

Spencer P. 1-2 said...

1. I believe that Edward does not truly want to hear Bella's thoughts because of how much he loves her. If he were to read her thoughts he might hear something that would hurt him dearly.

2. I believe turning Edward was the right thing, but for the wrong reasons. Although he saved an innocent man's life, he did it so he would have companionship.

Renae G. 1-2 said...

2. I do not think it was selfish of Carlisle to change Edward. I think he was helping Edward out. However, Edward had no say in if he wanted to be changed. I think that was wrong.

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

1. Edward couldn't read Bella's mind because her mind was different. She had a power that protected her mind from others.

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

2. Yes, I think that he did the right thing. His mother wanted him to survive, and it makes sense that Carlisle would want some companionship.

Ashlyn W. 7-8 said...

1. Edward could not read Bella's mind because they were different, i agree with Tesa. Also, I think they were in love and that had something to do with it as well.

Ashlyn W. 7-8 said...

2. Yes, I also think Carlisle did the right thing because his mom wanted to make sure he survived. By making him a vampire, they were sure.

Kaitlyn K 7-8 said...

I think it was selfish because he dragged Edward into something that Edward had no control over and now he can not change it.

Raechel B. 7-8 said...

1. I think Edward can not hear Bella's thoughts because they are meant to be together and in that way Bella is unique to Edward.

2. Carlisle was not being selfish because without Carlisle, Edward woiuld have died.

Morgan O 7-8 said...

1)He is not able to hear her thoughts because it was the only way the Stephanie Myer was able to make the plot line work. At many times in the books Bella does things Edward may have stopped her from doing if he knew what she was planning and the only way she could make everything make sense was to have Edward be unable to read her mind.

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