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New Moon

New Moon


by Stephenie Meyer

Lies and Deceit Quotes in New Moon

How we cite our quotes: (chapter.paragraph)

Quote #7

[Laurent to Bella:] "…the restrictions are difficult… I’m surprised that any of them can keep it up for so long." He smiled at me, conspiratorially. "Sometimes I cheat." (10.114)

It’s ironic that both Laurent and Bella are cheating. Only Laurent cheats by killing humans and Bella cheats by breaking her promise to Edward. Is there a moral about the repercussions of cheating in this?

Quote #8

"…I wish I could change how I feel about you, Jacob." I was desperate, reaching, stretching the truth so far that it curved nearly into the shape of a lie. "Maybe… maybe I would change." (11.216)

Bella says she’s stretching the truth to the limit, so when does truth end and lying begin?

Quote #9

"You’re such a hypocrite, Bella – there you sit, terrified of me! How’s that fair?" [Jacob’s] hands shook with anger. (12.63)

Throughout the book, Jacob accuses Bella of having double standards when it comes to vampires versus werewolves.

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