Monday, November 29, 2010

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga) by Stepenie Meyer

In Eclipse, the love story between Bella (Isabella Swan, a human), Edward (a vampire who is a part of the Cullen family), and Jacob (Jacob Black, a werewolf) continues. The story opens with the news that multiple murders have occured in Seattle, Washington. The humans around believe the murders are committed by a serial killer, but the Cullen family comes to the conclusion that the murders are being committed by a herd/ army of new vampires in the area. Throughout the novel they discover that the new vampire clan is being created by Victoria, a vampire seeking vengance on Edward for killing her love. Victoria is creating the vampire army because she knows that she cannot defeat the Cullen family by herself.
While this is going on in the story, Bella tells Edward that she misses her best friend Jacob, the werewolf and she would like to see him. Even though Edward does not like the idea of Bella being around Jacob, he permits it. Jacob however kisses Bella and tells her that he loves her and wants her to leave Edward for him. Bella responds by punching Jacob in the face, and breaking her hand.
With the battle coming soon, the Cullens ask the werewolfs for help defending the girl both sides love, Bella. The two opposing sides join forces and go over battle tactics weeks before the war. The night before, Bella is taken up into the mountains with nboth Edward and Jacob. The two men are at opposing sides all night and even right before the battle. Jacob, the next morning threatens to join the battle and die if Bella does not kiss him willingly; while kissing him, Bella realizes she is in love with him as well. Victoria soon tracks Bella's scent in while the battle is raging and fights Edward to the death. Victoria ends up dead and the rest you will have to read the book to know.
Hint: There is a special surprise of an engagemnet between Bella and one of the boys she loves.

Questions: 1) Do you believe that it is possible to love two people at once?
2) Do you think it was fair for Bella to allow both clans/families risk
their lives for her?
3) Would you be willing to die for someone you thought you loved?


Kelsey M. 11/12 said...

1) I do think that it is possible to love two people at the same time. We can love people for many different reasons and often, we find there is more than one person that we truly care about. But just because you love someone, does not mean that you are meant to be with them forever. Bella loves Edward in a different way than she loves Jacob, and this creates a lot of inner conflict. Although, she loves Jacob, I think her love for Edward is stronger. She loves Jacob more like a brother and is very protective of him.

Leah A 5-6 said...

1. Yes, I do believe it is possible to love two people at once. There are all different kinds of love. Love for family, love for friends, love for boyfriend/girlfriend. Love is about caring for someone and i believe that you can care about more than just one person.
2. No, i don't believe it was fair for both clans/families to risk their lives. If I personally was putting someone in danger, I would try to get out of that situation instead of stay.
3. I think it depends on the person, who they are, and their situation. If a person has known someone for a long time and has a deep connection with them, then yes I would. However if someone just met and they thought they "loved" each other, than I probably would not.

Laura B. 13-14 said...

I understand what you guys are saying. But to me, I had the feeling that Bella loved Jacob in the same way that she loved Edward. It just happened that her love for Edward was stronger.

MaryL11-12 said...

Yes I think that it's possible to love two people at the same time for the same reason Kelsey said; we love different people for different reasons and in different ways.
If Bella had asked the two families to risk their lives for her then I'd say no that it wasn't fair, but she specifically asked them not to and they did anyway because they care about her. It's not really her doing that they're fighting.
Yes I would die for someone I loved, absolutely.

Vanessa D. 13-14 said...

1.) I do believe it is possible to love two people at once, because like in Eclipse, Bella loves Jake but loves Edward more. I think you never stop loving people in your life, and I think you can love someone, but love another person more. (I just reread that and realized it sounds really dumb, but I can't think of another way to put it.)

2.) I think it's fair because it's the clan/families choice to risk their lives and like Jake says, he was going to fight either way. I think both the vamps and wolves are doing it because they want to, not because they have to.

3.) I would be willing to die for someone I love. I really don't have a reason why, which I know sounds stupid, but that's just kind of my nature to put other people before me. But then again, I would do that for a stranger too, so I'm not sure if that really counts hahah. :)

Laura B. 13-14 said...

Personally, I don't think it was fair for Bella to allow others to risk the lives just for her. Especially for the werewolves because she is intentionally risking thier lives while conciously knowing that she was not going o choose to be with Jacob.

JessieW 11-12 said...

1) I do believe it is possible to love two people at once. I mean we love our family and friends, plus sometimes a sigificant other. When people love more than one person it's usually because they love different things about both people. They might love certain qualities about one person, but might love different qualities about another person.

Betsy C 1314 said...

1 I do not believe that it is possible to be in love with two people at once. She might love both people in a way, but I dont think that it is possible to be in love with two. She may feel like she is, but would most constantly compare them and have a favorite.

Kali D. 13-14 said...

I don't think it's possible to love 2 people at one time because i dont think she is being fair to one of them. She must have stronger feelings for one of them, then the other.

Nick E. 13-14 said...

1. It seems everyone is saying that yes, you can love two people at the same time. However, I believe Laura and the novel itself is referring to being 'in love' with two people at the same time (like Bella's position). And in that concept, i believe you can be in love with two different people simultaneously. However, one of those sets of feelings will always be slightly/drastically stronger than the other. I don't believe in soul mates, but I do believe that there is one person out there for ever human being... you just gotta look and go through some trial and error.

Alexander C. [13-14] said...

1. This question has been the debate of many other situations besides just the twilight series. When you admit your true love to someone it means that you will be faithful and truthful to them at all times. Love entails some requirements that some cannot fulfill because they often stray away from their original feelings toward the one they thought they loved in the first place.

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