Breaking Dawn explores the positive and negative consequences of the characters' transformations from human life to supernatural life. While Leah is strong and her speed is unmatched as a werewolf, she can't bear children. Bella, on the other hand, quickly overcomes the negative consequences of being a newborn vampire because she chose her transformation and had thought about it for a long time. Yet, she struggles with the fact that she poses a danger to her daughter, her human father, and humankind.
Questions About Transformation
- Stephenie Meyer thinks that after Bella transforms into a vampire, she loses her relatability for readers. Do you think she's right?
- What does Bella gain and what does she lose through her transformation?
- How did you envision Bella's transformation before reading about it?
- Before reading Breaking Dawn, what did you think Bella's vampire superpower would be? Why? Were you surprised by her strength, grace, self-control, and human-shield abilities? Why or why not?