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Quotes

Quote #1

"You try to make up for something that wasn’t your fault." (2.48)

Bella believes that, since Carlisle didn’t have a choice in becoming a vampire, he shouldn’t feel guilty for what he is. What do you think?

Quote #2

[Carlisle to Bella:] "God and heaven exist… and so does hell." (2.63)

For Carlisle, good and evil seem to be defined very clearly. He seems to think that vampires start in hell, but that at least he can redeem himself through good acts and go to heaven. Bella often refers to the Cullens’ angelic beauty. Could vampires be considered fallen angels?

Quote #3

[Carlisle to Bella:] "There was something so pure and good about his face. The kind of face I would have wanted my son to have." (2.94)

Carlisle believed that Edward’s human qualities would carry over into his vampire existence. Was he right in his assumption?

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