I agree (so much) with you. Being ALONE is so different than being "a part of someone". Being together (as Jung might say) can make you psycologicaly four times as powerful as being alone.
Being together changes your entire focus. BS, Q: "Please Edward DON"T TRY AND AVENGE MY DEATH. As Bella "was dying" at James hands her thoughts weren't on herself but on Edward! When she faced Victoria BS.Q: Is MY FAMILY (the Cullen Coven) safe? Incidentally the beautiful stories of amazing courage shown by Christian and Jewish martyrs were about men and women who were never ALONE.
They all felt bound by love to heavenly presences.
Your point was "So Bella" (Should I break his nose first OR!)
Great points. Thanks for sharing, Doc
Your response is so insightful. Bella by this time is obsessed with Edward. The first day she goes to school this beautiful man looks at her with total hatred. (We later learn that she was actually looking into the eyes of "Monster." Monster correctly instinctively despised Bella because he knew that her love could destroy his power. (As it eventually did) Monster's hatred even increased the attractiveness of her blood. (EQ: "Thinking that you were dead, decreased my desire for your blood. (PP) But all Bella knew was that the hostility was directed at her. BSQ: "It couldn't be directed at me I HADN'T DONE ANYTHING!" Now what kind of man is hostile towards women for no reason other than the fact that they are women? MISOGYNISTS! Then for some unknown reason to her, Edward goes a total about face. BUT Bella is not the type of woman to leave a question unsolved. ESPECIALLY when it involves Edward.
(EQ: "You aren't going to give up on this (solving the 'phenomenon question') are you?" BQ "NO!!") Bella is intellectually gifted. And she knew that Shakespeare was a gifted observer of mankind.
And that his works described dozens of interactions and relationships between men and women. So what could be a more perfect way to help her solve her "Edward Question" than reviewing dozens of male Shakespearian characters studding their feeling towards women and then trying to deduce if the characters feeling sprank from the BARD! Or what would be a more perfect topic for Bella to choose to study than "Was Shakespeare a misogynist?"
What an insightful observation Addison. What an insightful observation indeed. Thank you for helping me understand a key point in the Saga.
Your friend, Doc B
After reading what I was writing Professor Buttons just muttered some obtuse reference about "OLD DOGS" He is so cryptic God only knows what he was refering to.
You make lots of great points. Thanks for sharing, Doc
You make a great point I agree Edward respected Charlie for hid love of Bella. Edward had had his parents love from both Carlisle and Esme. (EC to BS: "For all intensive purposes Esme is my mom.")
And I agree Charlie instinctively felt that something wasn't right with Edward. And he deeply resented the way Edward left Bella. (EC to BB, Q; "He could have called before they left.")
And I think you are so right. I think that the dye was cast the moment he laid eyes on Nesse. I bet he felt the same when he held Bella for the first time.
"BS,Q: "Nothing in MY room had been changed."
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Yours Doc, B