by Stephenie Meyer
Strength and Skill Quotes in Breaking Dawn
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
[Bella:] My mind spun out, spiraling to my last human hour. Already, the memory seemed dim, like I was watching through a thick, dark veil – because my human eyes had been half blind." (20.35)
Bella believes that she has trouble remembering her human life, because her sensual perception of her surroundings was so dull compared to her superior senses as a vampire. But could there also be a disadvantage to her superior senses?
[Bella to Edward]: "I guess my brain will never work right. At least I'm pretty." (20.187)
Although Bella has changed into a vampire, she hasn't lost one of her core human personality traits: her self-deprecating attitude.
[Bella:] …was I doomed to be useless? Just another easily dispatched newborn? (30.5)
Although Bella is physically probably the strongest vampire in this battle, she's afraid that her inexperience in fighting will render as useless in a fight. This reiterates a recurring motif in the story – placing strategy over strength.