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New Moon

New Moon

by Stephenie Meyer

Lies and Deceit Quotes

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Quote #4

"Lie," the beautiful velvet voice whispered… I did what the voice said to do. (10.103)

This is one of the few times in the story that Bella actually listens to Edward’s voice. How does her behavior prove that Edward’s voice is just a projection of her own mind and that he isn’t actually with her?

Quote #5

"He’ll know it was you," I whispered obediently. "You won’t get away with this." (10.150)

Bella lies to Laurent by saying that Edward still watches out for her. In reality, she knows that she can no longer depend on Edward to keep her safe.

Quote #6

I decided that the truth, or part of it anyway, was the best option. (10.206)

Bella believes that half-truths are more justifiable than complete lies. Is that a valid argument?

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