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New Moon

New Moon

by Stephenie Meyer

Suffering Quotes

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Quote #1

The sound of his name unleashed the thing that was clawing inside of me – a pain that knocked me breathless… (3.315)

Bella’s pain is so vivid that it feels like a living monster inside of her, too powerful for her to fight.

Quote #2

[Bella:] The waves of pain… reared high up and washed over my head, pulling me under. I did not resurface. (3.330-331)

This is an interesting image, foreshadowing Bella's actual near-drowning later in the story.

Quote #3

[Charlie:] "You’re… just lifeless, Bella." (4.13)

Bella has given up on life since Edward has left her.

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