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by Stephenie Meyer

Man and the Natural World Quotes in Twilight

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter. Paragraph)

Quote #1

There was one thing I was sure of, if I was sure of anything. The dark Edward in my dream last night was a reflection only of my fear of the world Jacob had spoken, and not Edward himself. Even so, when I'd screamed out in terror at the werewolf's lunge, it wasn't fear for the wolf that brought the cry of "no" to my lips. It was fear that he would be harmed – even as he called to me with the sharp edged fangs, I feared for him. (7.59)

Bella is speaking of her dream. Her self-preservation instincts should make her afraid for her own life, but instead she fears Edward being hurt.

Quote #2

Of course I was happy about the sunlight. But that wasn't completely responsible for the euphoric mood I was in, not even close. (7.100)

Bella is a girl of the sun, and changes in nature affect her mood. However, Edward now has a greater impact on her emotions that the natural world does.

Quote #3

[Bella to Edward:] "He said you didn't…hunt people. He said your family wasn't supposed to be dangerous because you only hunted animals." (9.109)

Bella tells Edward what Jacob Black said to her about vampires, and the Cullen family in particular. The Cullens consciously suppress their natural instinct to feed on humans.

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