Isolation appears in two forms in Twilight. There's physical isolation – Forks is a small, secluded, rain-soaked town – and emotional isolation. Bella shares with the Cullen family a feeling of isolation from the community around her. At first Bella isn't exactly complaining – she enjoys being alone – but before meeting Edward, she is lonely. Edward may be the loneliest character we meet in the novel, as he went about 90 years looking for someone to love before he found Bella. The Cullens as a family are also isolated. They must keep themselves somewhat separate from the human society in which they live, but they are also isolated from other vampire communities because of their choice to maintain a "vegetarian" diet.