Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

[Jacob to Bella:] "He's like a drug for you, Bella… I see you can't live without him now. It's too late. But would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun." (26.211)

Jacob believes that what attracts Bella to him is something natural, whereas her attraction to Edward is unhealthy, addictive, and destructive. Does he have a point?

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