Stephenie Meyer presents Twilight's star, Bella, as a selfless character. Not only does she risk her life to keep her mother safe, but she also endures a lot of personal discomfort for her parents' happiness. Bella makes other sacrifices, which may not be entirely altruistic: she sacrifices her own personal safety for the sake of love, and is even willing to give up her own human life to be with Edward forever as a vampire. Besides Bella, the Cullens endure a monstrous sacrifice (pun intended!) by not eating humans, and they all accept a certain amount of inconvenience just by welcoming Bella into their lives. Edward is willing to give up absolutely anything to ensure Bella's safety.