You are my life now, Rather die than not be with you, Silly Lamb and Masochistic lions. Scene analysis “ The Meadow”
“ .THE DECLARATION”
In a novel love can be expressed, through the use of external or internal dialog or actions. “Twilight uses all three.
Bella “ I knew three things. One: Edward was a vampire. Two: A part of him, and I didn’t how potent a part that might be, thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irreconcilably in love with him.”
Later in the day as Edward listens in on Bella’s admissions to Jessica he hears:
Bella: I reached out one finger and stroked the back of his shimmering hand.
Edward: “I wish you could feel the complexity, the confusion I feel, that you could understand.”
Bella: The decision was all ready made.
Edward: “I don’t know how to be close to you.” He admitted. “I don’t know if I can.” Bella leans forward very slowly. And placed her cheek against his stone chest.
Bella: I was afraid… because, for, well, obvious reasons, I can’t stay with you. And I’m afraid that I’d like to stay with you, much more than I should.
Edward: I should leave now BUT I DON”T KNOW IF I CAN”
His eyes were tender. “Isabella. He said. “then playfully ruffled my hair. A shock ran through my body at his casual touch. “To never see you blush scarlet again. I couldn’t stand it he said,”
Bella: You already know how I feel of course. I’m here, which roughly means that I would rather die, than stay away from you!”
Bella: “I’m an idiot!
Edward: “Be very still he whispered.”
He took my face in his hands again. I couldn’t breath. He hesitated. Not in the normal way. Not the way a human man might kiss a woman. To gauge her reaction. To see how he would be received. Perhaps he would hesitate to prolong the moment. The ideal moment of anticipation, which was sometimes better than the kiss itself. Edward hesitated to test himself, to see if this was safe. And then his cold marble lips pressed very softly against mine. What neither of us was prepared for was my response… the blood boiled in my lips, my fingers knotted in his hair clutching him to me……
The next day: Bella jumps out of bed and into Edwards waiting arms. And she asks if she said any thing in her sleep. “You said you loved me” Edward said.
As always we look forward to learning your opinions on this topic.
Thanks for the follow up. Buttons was saying that just maybe I had become your second favorite bear.
You couldn’t be more right about Professor Buttons. He was the one that ended up, making me spend a week in bed for retrieving a single puppy biscuit. He has an endearing face. But just like Sneaky Cat you never know what lurks behind it.
Sorry I am late in responding. After I posted this discussion I had a two hour lunch discussion with a Psychiatrist friend. He was nice enough to do a clinical analysis for me of Bella, Edward, and Jacob's relationship. So I have been writing a blog on his enlightening incites.
So every normal man and every normal woman’s psyche (their mental being that made them who they are) had to have part of their nature which was feminine, masculine, loving, hating, kind, cruel, maternal, paternal, and on and on.
And similarly Stephanie can portray Edward so perfectly, because he actually is a part of her.
But that is also why they can suffer and delight with Edward. Because a part of each of them, is Edward.
As Mr. Buttons likes to say. “Go figure!” ..