.Twilight Saga Discussion Topic KST110909 By Doc B. .
You Are My Life Now ! Did These Words Commit Edward To Bella For Life ? The Great Austin Debate, year four!
Question: Was Edward's statement to Bella : "You ARE my LIFE now !" So powerful that from that moment on they were committed to each other ? ( Edwaed made the declaration the morning after Bella said, "I would rather DIE than be without YOU ! (And if you agree that it sealed them together, why do you feel that way ?)
Reference: "The great Austin "Twilight" debate. Since 2005 a philosophic debate has raged as to exactly when Bell Swan and Edward Cullen committed themselves to each other. The Philosopher J. L. Austin 1911-1960, In his seminal work "How to do things with words" argued that certain statements are so definitive that they "in and of themselves, perform an action," and consequently alter conditions. He would say that Edward and Bella's statements, to each other, were so powerful that they constituted vows of commitment. And that from that moment on that the two of them were bonded. Had he not died in 1960, he might have argued that one of the reasons Bella was not as concerned about taking formal marriage vows with Edward, was because in her mind they were already committed to each other for life. Today's discussion is basically on whether you agree with Austin or not.
Question: Was Edward's statement to Bella: You ARE my LIFE now ! In her Bedroom the morning after she said "I would rather Die than be without YOU ! So powerful that from that moment on they were committed to each other ? (And if so, why do you feel that way ?)
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4 (G + S) Kristen Steward sometimes uses the technique of method acting. She said that the morning the film team was preparing to "shoot" Edward"s "betrayal" scene,. she sat in her car and just kept saying over and over to herself. "The man I adore is going to desert me.." She said that tears started rolling down her face after 15 minutes. After 30 she was sobbing. And after an hour she was sobbing and crying so hysterically that she couldn't even pronounce a word. She said that it was at that moment, that she knew it was time to wave for the grip to escort her to the set to shoot the scene.