How we cite our quotes:
It was a crippling thing, this sensation that a huge hole had been punched through my chest…my heart must have been beating but I couldn’t hear the sound of my pulse in my ears; my hands felt blue with cold. (4.258)
Missing heart beat, constant coldness – Bella’s emotional and physical states are making her take on the characteristics of a vampire.
…and there never would be anything more for me… nothing but nothing… (5.17)
It seems paradoxical that "nothingness" can inflict pain.
It was loud… everyone talked over everyone else… laughter from one joke… I didn’t want to leave. (6.127)
It looks like joy, laughter, and a sense of family can help ease Bella’s pain.