| Quote #7
[Alice to Bella:] "I saw you jump." (17.17)
To Alice, Bella’s death was a reality. She saw and experienced her friend dying.
| Quote #8
"Bella," Alice whispered. "Edward won’t call again. He believed her." (18.165)
Edward accepts Rosalie’s account as the truth. It seems that reality often depends on belief or trust.
| Quote #9
[Bella to Edward:] "I’m dead, right?" I moaned. (23.16)
Much like Edward, Bella thinks she’s died and gone to heaven after the drowning scare. In contrast to Edward though, she doesn’t recite Shakespeare, but reacts very matter-of-factly. Does that fit her personality?