| Quote #1
[Jacob:] So force me to say, Sam. Take away my will. Make me a slave. (8.208)
Jacob challenges Sam to take away his choice. Do you think he intends to show Sam that he can defy his orders? Or does he hope Sam might be able to have control over him and take away his choice, as well as his pain?
| Quote #2
[Jacob:] I could feel it gathering in me, both a freedom and also a strange, hollow power." (11.30)
Jacob's feelings suggest that making choices in life gives you freedom, but also instills in you a certain kind of insecurity or loneliness with this independence.
| Quote #3
[Carlisle to Jacob:] "But I can't ignore her will. It wouldn't be right to make such a choice for her, to force her." (12.130)
Carlisle seems to believe that even if someone chooses to sacrifice his or her life, it's wrong to keep that person from doing so. What would you have done in Carlisle's situation?