| Quote #7
It seemed that most vampire myths centered around beautiful women as demons and children as victims; they also seemed like constructs created to explain away the high mortality rates for young children, and to give men an excuse for infidelity. (7.35)
From her research, Bella develops her own sort of philosophy on vampires... Most of the information she comes across doesn't seem to ring true.
| Quote #8
Only three entries really caught my attention: the Romanian Varacolaci, a powerful undead being who could appear as a beautiful, pale-skinned human, the Slovak Nelapsi, a creature so strong and fast it could massacre an entire village in the single hour after midnight. (7.36)
Bella pieces together information on vampires, looking for qualities that they might share with the Cullens. Edward is beautiful, pale-skinned, fast, and powerful, so these descriptions seem to fit him well.
| Quote #9
Something outside the possibility of rational justification was taking place in front of my incredulous eyes. (7.53)
Sometimes life isn't rational and Bella opens herself up to all possibilities, no matter how horrifying. She's not sure what's real and what's superstition anymore.