Jacob's Invitation To Bella's Wedding: Was It Right Or Wrong Of Edward To Extend It ? Of Jacob to accept it? (Re-post)
Introduction: I have posted over 240 discussions of different types. 90% percent of our current discussants missed out on many of our most delightful debates. There for: I have selected a few discussions, that I thought our more recent members might enjoy. If you have already sharred in this discussion feel free to ignore. Personaly I have gotten to know the participants so much better over the years that the discussion will be new to me as well.
Sincerely, Doc B (Yes, Laura: This discussion is just for you)
Question no. 1: Do you think that Edward made the correct decision when he invited Jacob, to attend his and Bella's wedding ? And why ?
Question no. 2: Having watched Jacob experience the joy, the love, the pain, and the anguish of a broken heart, would you have advised Jacob to attend Bella's wedding.
COUNTERPOINT QUESTIONS RAISED BY DISCUSSANTS:
Question no 3 : If the tables had been turned and Jacob had invited Edward to his and Bella's wedding, do you think that he would have gone ?
Question 4 Do you think that Bella didn't say that she wanted Jacob to be invited to her wedding, more to spare Edward or Jacob feelings ?
Saga relevance: Jacob was stunned when he opened the invitation to Bella Swan's wedding, and discovered that it was from Edward Cullen! (The thought: "Will there never be AN END to this pain." must have gone through his mind) The "man" that had defeated him, in his desperate fight for Bella's love, was now inviting him to watch the two of them marry. In his mind their wedding also guaranteed the death of the woman he still so desperatley loved. (The woman who had brought him both the greatest joy, and the most bitter pain of his entire life.)
On the other hand Edward had appreciated Jacob's help. But he also knew the invitation would be painful for Jacob to rieieve. And that it might turn his and Bella's wedding "quite literaly" into a blood bath.
Alice had planned a beautiful wedding for Bella at the Cullen's estate. And she had one of the fastest rising stars in the fashion world create a spectacular dress for Bella. She had instructed the designer to use Edward's mother's antique wedding ring as an inspiration.
And Alice had even personally designed the lace for Bella's dress.
But had she been able to read werewolfs' futures as easily as she did vampires, she would have foreseen Jacob, shimmering as he prepared to shift into a werewolf, to kill her brother at the wedding.
There were certainly pros and cons that both Edward and Jacob had to weigh, before they made their decisions. How would you have advised them ?
Most sincerely, your friend,