| Quote #16
[Jacob to Bella:] "Superstitious old man," Jacob muttered under his breath. (12.38)
Jacob is embarrassed because he believes his father is simply superstitious. Little does he know that the Cullens actually are "cold ones."
| Quote #17
I looked away, my eyes wandering back to his family, embarrassed and dissatisfied. His words made me feel like a science experiment. (12.113)
Bella feels unnatural when she's surrounded by a supernatural family.
| Quote #18
[Edward to Bella:] "You only have to risk your life every second you spend with me, that's surely not much. You only have to turn your back on nature, on humanity...what's that worth?" (14.202)
Edward explains what it would be like for Bella to be with someone who is supernatural. She needs to understand what she's giving up to be with him – how it will affect her 24/7.