by Stephenie Meyer
Strength and Skill Quotes in Breaking Dawn
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
[Edward:] "She won't listen to me, because she thinks I'm underestimating her. She thinks she's strong enough for this." (9.180)
Edward seems to think that Bella is trying to show him that she's stronger than he believes her to be. How much of her decision to have the baby while she is human might have to do with Bella's need to prove her human stamina to Edward?
[Alice to Edward:] "You would be mortified, too, if you realized that you were handcuffed by your own nature." (19.145)
Alice's self-confidence is closely tied to her special power of foreseeing the immediate future.