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by Stephenie Meyer

Good vs. Evil Quotes in Eclipse

How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)

Quote #4

[Rosalie to Bella:] "I did murder five humans," she told me in a complacent tone. "If you can really call them human." (7.78)

Rosalie implies that, by committing evil, you lose your humanity. So do evil humans give up their right to be treated as humans?

Quote #5

[Billy Black:] "The stories say that the Cold Woman was the most beautiful thing human eyes had ever seen. She looked like the goddess of the dawn when she entered the village that morning; the sun was shining for once, and it glittered off her white skin and lit the golden hair that flowed down to her knees. Her face was magical in its beauty, her eyes black in her white face. Some fell to their knees to worship her." (11.101)

The beauty of the vampire woman causes some of the villagers to worship her. They obviously believe her to be good. Is "goodness" in our culture associated with beauty?

Quote #6

[Billy Black:] "Only… if a cold one was near, would the wolves return." (11.120)

The legend seems to imply that the presence of evil in the world creates the presence of good, in order to fight evil. So are good and evil just two sides of the same coin?

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