| Quote #13
[Carlisle to Laurent, James, and Victoria:] "Please don't take offense, but we'd appreciate it if you'd refrain from hunting in this immediate area. We have to stay inconspicuous, you understand," Carlisle explained. (18.23)
Carlisle's family attempts to keeps up appearances in order to maintain a semi-permanent home. If this new group of vampires feeds on the local population, people may become suspicious of the Cullens.
| Quote #14
I'd never seen him dress in black before, and, with the contrast against his pale skin, his beauty was absolutely surreal. That much I couldn't deny, even if the fact that he was wearing a tuxedo made me nervous. (Epilogue.6)
Despite spending more time with Edward, Bella continues to be struck by his beauty. She doesn't seem to get used to it. If Bella became a vampire, do you think she would still find Edward as attractive?
| Quote #15
[Bella to Edward:] "Do you remember when you told me that I didn't see myself very clearly?" I asked, raising my eyebrows. "You obviously have the same blindness." (Epilogue.189)
Edward and Bella don't see themselves the way the others see them. All the same, do you think that Edward is a particularly attractive vampire, or an average looking one?