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Quote #4

I saw down automatically, watching [Edward] with caution. He was still smiling. It was hard to believe that someone so beautiful could be real. I was afraid that he might disappear in a sudden puff of smoke, and I would wake up. (5.15)

Edward invites Bella to sit with him. She is (yet again) struck by his beauty and, of course, the unexpected invitation.

Quote #5

[Edward to Bella:] "Like I said, it's ostentatious. We try to blend in." (10.26)

The Cullens usually try to fit in, probably so they don't arouse any suspicion. But Rosalie's BMW is definitely eye-catching.

Quote #6

[Bella to Jessica:] "I can't explain it right…but he's even more unbelievable behind the face." The vampire who wanted to be good – who ran around saving people's lives so he wouldn't be a monster...I stared toward the front of the room. (10.101)

Bella tells Jessica that there is so much more to Edward than meets the eye...but Jess could have no idea how much more there is. Consider how this conversation is being interpreted: 1) Edward is listening, and Bella knows he's listening, so she's paying him a compliment; 2) Jessica probably thinks that Bella means that Edward has a nice personality under the great looks. On a separate note, despite what Bella says, do you think she's more attracted to Edward as a result of his physical appearance or his inner qualities?

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