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Aside for her role as nurturing, warm mother figure, Esme doesn't contribute much to the story in Eclipse. We do learn from Rosalie that she also struggles with not being able to have children.For more info on Esme, the matriarch of the Cullen family, check out her "Character Analyses" in Twilight and New Moon.