* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

by Stephenie Meyer

Warfare Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #10

[Bella:] This was the ploy. [Caius] had not wanted Irina's complaint; he had wanted her defiance. His excuse to destroy her, to ignite the violence that filled the air like a thick, combustible mist. He had thrown a match. (37.66)

Bella realizes that Caius tried to start the war in a way that would pin the Cullens and their friends as the aggressors, and the Volturi as victims, forced to act in self-defense.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement