| Quote #7
[Mike to Bella:] "Don’t kid yourself, Bella. The guy’s head over heels for you."… "I know," I sighed. "Life is complicated." "And girls are cruel," Mike said under his breath." (15.9-11)
Mike thinks that Bella is selfish to not acknowledge the lop-sided nature of her friendship with Jacob. He seems to think that it’s a "girl thing" to do. Is it?
| Quote #8
"Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris" would have never been a hit. (16.75)
Bella thinks that Shakespeare’s play stood the test of time because Romeo and Juliet ended up dying for their love. Does that mean that tragedy outlives happiness in people’s minds?
| Quote #9
[Jacob to Bella:] "You could stay here with me. You could stay alive. For Charlie. For me." (18.218)
Jacob is asking Bella to make a choice and decide whom she loves more: Edward or him. Might it also be a choice of love for Edward’s family over her own family?