Good Day Change of Heart,
I think that you make an excellent point. Did Carlisle like Bella. I don't think so. I think that he adored her. She was his "God sent" daughter. She was loving, intellectually gifted and as he said "full of Grace." JUST EXACTLY AS HE WAS. CC to BS: "I especially appreciate the graceful you have accepted my family." (PP)
What a great point. Alice has lost all of her memories from her human life.
From Dantez Girl,
You make an excellent point. If the "Older Vampire" was working inside the asylum he must have been able to control his "thirst" to some extent. Or maybe he supplemented his diet with blood that he had transferred from the patients into transfusion bags.(No vampire venom ever had to come in contact with the patients.)
Wonderful questions to explore.
You raise so many wonderful questions. I wish that my brother the psychiatrist were here to help us. I am only a poor surgeon who has had an interest in psychology and psychiatry.
Combined with her memory loss, Alice's "manic like actions" may well be her way of masking underlying anxiety and depression. Which may someday come out.
Sincerely, Doc B