by Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn Theme of Warfare
Warfare in Breaking Dawn revolves around war strategies rather than physical combat. The Volturi arrive in perfect formation to intimidate the Cullens. They use several strategies to draw the Cullens into starting a fight. Although Bella is physically the strongest vampire amongst the Cullens and their friends, it's her mental shield that causes the Volturi to withdraw. In the end, there is no war, and the Volturi and the Cullens can continue to coexist in peace.
Questions About Warfare
- Compared to the Volturi army, the Cullen team appears to be leaderless. If you could choose a leader, who would it be?
- Do you think the Volturi will come back to fight the Cullens?
- Do you think it was believable for the Volturi to leave?
- Aro mentions that human weapons are advanced enough to decimate the vampire world. Do you believe he's right?