Sunday, January 9, 2011

Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

Breaking Dawn, by Stephanie Meyer is the fourth and final book in the Twilight saga. In the previous books Bella Swan and Edward had fought to stay together. This book starts off with their marriage, because Edward said the only way he will turn Bella into a vampire is if she marries him first. After the wedding they have a normal honeymoon. But while on the honeymoon Bella becomes pregnant with Edward's child. None of the Cullens have ever seen anything like this before. And they quickly prepare Bella to go through the pregnancy, but this was no normal pregnancy. This is one of the main conflicts of the novel, Bella has to withstand the pain of a vampire baby growing inside of her. But Jacob also thinks he is still in love with Bella, which creates tension between him and Edward. The points of view switch throughout the story between the different characters and how they are reacting to the situation. Another conflict is that the Vulturi, the royalty in the vampire world are soon approaching Forks, Washington. In one of the previous books, the Cullens had promised them that they would turn Bella into a vampire. Throughout the book they prepare themselves and fellow vampires to fight the Vulturi.

1. "You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward those kinds of killers – the monsters, the enemies. When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?" In Bella's life, there were many times when she had near death experiences. But in Breaking Dawn, she put herself through the pain for her family. Would you put yourself through the pain of almost dying, hoping that you will have a better life after?

2. “The friendship that had sprung up between Edward and Seth was something that still boggled my mind. It was proof, though, that things didn’t have to be this way. That vampires and werewolves could get along just fine, thank you very much, if they were of a mind to.” Another conflict in the novel is the hatred between he werewolves and the vampires. Do you think you could ever be friends with someone that is a complete opposite of you? With someone that was raised to hate you?

7 comments:

Laura P 7-8 said...

2.)I believe that I could be friends with somebody that was opposite from me and raised to hate me, because friends are friends regardless of who they are as a person and where they come from.

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

1. I have a very low tolerance for pain. But when it comes down to love, I think I would put myself through that, knowing that i will be with my true love when I am done.
I agree with you Laura. You don't have to hate someone just because your family and other friends hate them. It is up to you and your own interests.

Nicole H. 7-8 said...

I would put myself through pain for someone I loved. It would strengthen the bond between you and that person, they know how much you care, and you discover even how much you care by looking back on what you went through. I also agree with Laura in saying that a friend is a friend no matter where they came from and who they were raised to hate.

Raechel B. 7-8 said...

1. I also have a low tolerance for pain but after all the pain, if I knew everything was going to be okay, I would go through the pain anxious for it all to be over.

2. I believe I could be friends with someone that was the exact opposite of me, unless I truly hated them. I do not hold grudges very long so I would figure out a way to make everything better between us.

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

I agree with Raechel because I also try not to hold grudges. I would try to fix the situation.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

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Hannah J. 7-8 said...

1. I probably would as long as they were really important to me. Pain can not last long and once you get used to it you become numb and you do not realize as much.

2. I think it would be possible for me to be friends that was opposite, it would open my eyes to see how other people lived and make you more culturally experienced. As long as the person did not actually hate me I would be fine with it.