Sunday, March 13, 2011

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Down is divided into three individual books. Part one is about Bella’s wedding and marriage to Edward. They spend their honeymoon on an island near the coast of Brazil. Shortly after, Bella becomes aware of her pregnancy. She contacts Carlisle who confirms her suspicions; the couple makes plans to return soon after. Part two is written from Jacob Black’s perspective, it documents the pregnancy of Bella right through to the birth of her child. The werewolves in the novel are unsure of the child and fear of the danger it poses prompts them to make plans to kill Bella to prevent its birth. Naturally, Jacob is strongly opposed to this and revolts. He cuts all ties to the pack and forms his own, with Leah Clearwater and Seth. Four weeks after conception, Bella has the child. In the process she loses a great deal of blood and suffers multiple broken bones. To save her life Edward is forced to embrace and turn her into a vampire. Immediately after the birth, Jacob imprints the newborn baby girl, Renesmee. The final part of Breaking Dawn reverts back to Bella’s view point, continuing her story as an excited Vampire who enjoys all the abilities it brings. Irina, another Vampire mistakenly identifies the baby; she believes Renesmee is an immortal child, one that has been changed to a Vampire. An act the Volturi outlawed previously. Irina informs the Volturi of the act, they then decide to destroy the Cullens and baby Renesmee based on Irina’s story. To prove their innocence and save the life of their baby daughter, the Cullens gather vampires to stand up as witnesses and help prove to the Volturi the child isn’t an immortal child. The plan works, and the Volturi realize they have been lied to by Irina and immediately sentence her to death for the mistake. Soon after, the arrival of Jasper and Alice, who too had a human-vampire child return. They prove the child presents no threat with Nahuel, their 150 year old crossbreed son. The Volturi see the truth in these words and promptly leave, safe in the knowledge that vampire-human crossbreeds can co-exist without bringing any undue attention on the vampire’s existence. Bella, Edward and their new daughter, Renesmee, return to their home.

1. Why do you think Jacob decides to leave his pack?

2. Do you think Jacob will ever forgive Bella for becoming immortal?

12 comments:

Spencer P. 1-2 said...

1.Jacob leaves his pack to fulfill a more satisfying life and to find inner happiness.
2.Yes, I believe Jacob will forgive her because deep down he truly loves her.

Rafiq O. 1-2 said...

1.) Great book! Mmm, let's see... I think he leaves the pack because of the range of emotions he was feeling at the time. He's so convinced he "loves" Bella(when he is just imprinted on her baby),he wants her to be happy, but she's pregnant with Edward's baby, plus I'm sure he eventually realizes that she's gonna have to become immortal so she can birth Renesmee and NOT die...

2.) Yeah, I think he'll forgive her. He can't really blame her, she would have died giving birth to Renesmee...

Monica J. 1-2 said...

1. jACOB NEEDED TO FIND HIMSELF SO HE LEFT SO HE COULD BE AN INDIVIDUAL FOR ONCE.
2. Yes he will forgive Bella because they are true friends and he does love her and when you truly love someone you just want them happy and in your life.

Garret Edward Patrick Graehling 1/2 said...

I agree with Monica you need to be an individual and forgive and forget.

Natesa W. 7-8 said...

1. Jacob had differing ideas than the pack. He was also young and confused. He needed to figure things out for himself.
2. If he really loved her, than he would forgive her.

Raechel B. 7-8 said...

1. I think Jacob decides to leave his pack to be with Bella because he loves her and wants to be with her. He does everything he can to make her love him back.

2. I do not think Jacob will forgive Bella for becoming immortal because he trusted her and she let him down.

AnaleeL7-8 said...

2. I think Jacob will forgive Bella because if he really does love her he can not be mad forever.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

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Sarah H 1-2 said...

Jacob loved Bella and wanted to figure himself out. That is why he left the pack.

Megan M 1-2 said...

2. Jacob is only mad at Bella because she did not chose him, and she changed her life forever and now because of history they will always be enemies even though their friendship is great. Even though she is a vampire now, Jacob will always love her.

Madi Y 7-8 said...

1. I think Jacob decides to leave his pack to start his own life based on his own beliefs. He didn't want to just be part of the pack anymore. He wanted to be something much bigger.

2. I think with how much Jacob cares about Bella he will eventually forgive her. He would still want her to be part of his life, at least as a friend.

Mrs. Sherwood said...

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