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Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

by Stephenie Meyer

Language and Communication Quotes

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Quote #4

[Jacob:] "Occasionally, the mind-reading thing saved time. For example, maybe I wouldn't have to make a big production out of the accusation about what was going on with Charlie. Edward would hear exactly how furious –." (15.164)

Jacob is glad that he can communicate his emotions to Edward instead of having to express himself out loud and discuss the matter in front of Bella.

Quote #5

[Edward to Jacob:] "Go, Jacob. Get away from here." (16.258)

After Edward reads Renesmee's thoughts to confirm that she's not monster, he also realizes the pain this revelation causes Jacob, and that being with the happy family might just break him. So he tells Jacob to leave.

Quote #6

[Jacob:] I let the practical instincts take over, letting her feel that too. She hesitated for a second, but then, tentatively, she seemed to reach out with her mind and try to see it my way. (16.75)

Jacob is able to communicate his natural killing instincts as a werewolf to Leah. Why might mind reading be a more effective tool in this instance than verbal explanations would be?

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