Manipulation Quotes in Eclipse
How we cite our quotes:
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?
[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?
[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?