| Quote #7
I watched [Alice] in fascination for a long time. (19.72)
When Alice is in her trance state, she doesn’t notice time passing.
| Quote #8
[Edward to Alice:] "Aro needs physical contact to hear your thoughts, but he hears much more than I do. You know I can hear only what's passing through your head in the moment. Aro hears every thought your mind has ever had." (21.50)
Aro can hear a lifetime of thoughts. How might his gift change his perspective of time?
| Quote #9
The clock tolled again. (20.48)
The clock represents "real" time, which can’t be stopped, even by human tragedies.