| Quote #7
Happiness. It made the whole dying thing pretty bearable." (15.178)
The closeness Bella feels to Edward in this moment overrides her fear of death, or is it just that her body’s going into shock?
| Quote #8
[Edward to Bella:] "Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath no power yet upon thy beauty," he murmured, and I recognized the line spoken by Romeo in the tomb. (20.71)
Deep down, Edward does believe in an afterlife. Do you think he attributes this gift of afterlife to his love for Bella?
| Quote #9
[Bella:] "My mortality. I’m putting it to a vote." (23.210)
Bella makes a conscious choice to let the Cullens decide her human life and death. How might she feel about giving up her human life, if – like Rosalie – the choice would have never been hers?