As with all the books in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn pitches individual choice against traditionally-set rules and group pressure. Throughout the story, the characters decide to trust and to stand by their own choices. Bella opts to sacrifice her life to give birth to her daughter Renesmee, acting against Edward, Jacob, and the majority of the Cullen family. Jacob, on the other hand, fights against his brother werewolves because he loves Bella and because he sees the Cullens as his friends, not his enemies. The right choice, it seems, arises out of an evaluation of unique, individual circumstances, not set rules.