I’m on my guard for the rest of the world
But with you, I know it’s no good (♪)
When you let go / You let go / You don’t know how (♪)At this point of her life, after Edward left her, Bella’s mind is practically a dismal hell: she wants a solution; a way to escape the pain, but really doesn’t know how to go about with it. Though many people criticize Stephenie for portraying women as ‘weak’ and ‘over dependent on men’ in New Moon, I feel as though it reflects our common humanity. This is how we are when a big, painful situation hits us: its impact is so hard- we want to move on and let go, but we simply just don’t know how.
“Esme and Carlisle…?” I continued quickly, to keep him from noticing.
“Are happy to see me happy. Acutally, Esme wouldn’t care if you had a third eye & webbed feet. All this time she’s been worried about me… that I was too young when Carlisle changed me. She’s ecstatic. Every time I touch you, she just about chokes with satisfaction.” (Twilight, 327)
I was trying to gather the strength to turn my head when I saw the light. At first it was just a dim glow reflecting off the bushes in the distance. It grew brighter and brighter, illuminating a large space unlike the focused beam of a flashlight… the brightness blinded me for a moment.
“Bella. Bella, my name is Sam Uley.”
His black eyes appraised me for a second, and then he shrugged. In a quick and supple motion, he pulled me up from the ground into his arms.
(New Moon, pg. 75-76, Stephenie Meyer)
“You know, I’m not like a car that you can fix up. I’m never going to run right.”
Isn’t it supposed to be like this? The glory of first love, and all that. It’s incredible, isn’t it, the difference between reading about something, seeing it in the pictures, and experiencing it? (Twilight, 302, Stephenie Meyer)
Twilight E/B Prom Kiss Featured in the 2012 Oscars Montage