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by Stephenie Meyer

Manipulation Quotes

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Quote #7

Alice was going to get her way, mostly because she was totally unscrupulous when there was something she wanted… also because I was a sucker for guilt-trips. (21.101)

Is Bella really a sucker for guilt-trips? Or does she willingly allow Alice to guilt-trip her into a big wedding, because that's what she secretly wants?

Quote #8

[Edward to Jacob:] "I'm not such a fool as to wear it on my sleeve like you do. It doesn't help your case, you know." (22.121)

Edward thinks that hiding his jealousy from Bella is a better tactic than openly acting on it, like Jacob. How might Bella's favor change if their tactics were reversed?

Quote #9

[Edward to Bella:] "Bella, did you really believe he was that noble? Then he would go out in a flame of glory just to clear the way for me?" (24.17)

Do you believe Jacob meant what he said or that Edward is trying to make Jacob look bad?

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