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3rd Jan '17 9:26:58 PM zandercan
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* Once you remember that Bella is a teenager, her reckless and ill-conceived behavior actually makes perfect sense. She's headstrong, impressionable, and lacks the wisdom she would need to realize just how bad the choices she's making really are, and she sticks with Edward throughout almost the entire narrative purely because she's too immature to realize their relationship is not healthy; when the relationship is called off for a few months, she sinks into a period of depression because she's too young and inexperienced to understand that she needs to move on; and she makes choices that hurt the people around her because she hasn't grown up enough to think of anyone's happiness but her own. When you think about it, she's just making the same mistakes many other teenage girls have made in the real world, and the only thing that's actually stopping her from being relatable is the fact that the background narration is sheltering her from the fallout of her actions.

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* Once you remember that Bella is a teenager, an average teenager at the outset and barely into adulthood from the second book on, her reckless and ill-conceived behavior actually makes perfect sense. She's headstrong, impressionable, and lacks the wisdom she would need to realize just how bad the choices she's making throughout the narrative really are, and she sticks with Edward throughout almost the entire narrative purely because she's too immature to realize their relationship is not healthy; when the relationship is called off for a few months, she sinks into a period of depression because she's too young and inexperienced to understand that she needs to move on; and she makes choices that hurt the people around her because she hasn't grown up enough to think of anyone's happiness but her own. When you think about it, she's just making a lot of the same mistakes many other teenage girls her age have made in the real world, and the only thing that's actually stopping her from being relatable is the fact that the background narration is sheltering her from the fallout of her actions. fantastical elements aside.
29th Dec '16 11:49:17 PM zandercan
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* Once you remember that Bella is a teenager, her reckless and ill-conceived behavior actually makes perfect sense. She's headstrong, impressionable, and lacks the wisdom she would need to realize just how bad the choices she's making really are, and she sticks with Edward throughout almost the entire narrative purely because she's too immature to realize their relationship is not healthy; when the relationship is called off for a few months, she sinks into a period of depression because she's too young and inexperienced to understand that she needs to move on; and she makes choices that hurt the people around her because she hasn't grown up enough to think of anyone's happiness but her own. When you think about it, she's just making the same mistakes many other teenage girls have made in the real world, and the only thing that's actually stopping her from being relatable is the fact that the background narration is sheltering her from the fallout of her actions.
13th Aug '16 2:18:22 PM MiracleChange
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*** Fridge TearJerker: These types of issues often form as a result of '''severe''' neglect and/or abuse (usually the ''sexual'' kind). Suddenly this entire series takes on a sad, dark light.

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*** Fridge TearJerker: These types of issues often form as a result of '''severe''' '''severe''' emotional neglect and/or abuse (usually abuse, usually the ''sexual'' kind). kind. (and mental illness, but that's another story.) Suddenly this entire series takes on a sad, dark light.
17th Jul '16 7:34:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** You have to keep in mind, though, that Edward is supposed to be from the early 1900's. Edward himself talks about how seventeen-year-olds were more mature and allowed more responsibilities (i.e. getting married). Either his mental state depreciated, he was an exception to the norm, or Stephanie Meyer [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't bother with being historically accurate.]] Given that we never really hear his reasoning it's a tough call. Personally, I think his behavior is more like a [[CantGrowUp fifteen-year-old in an immortal body]].

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*** You have to keep in mind, though, that Edward is supposed to be from the early 1900's. Edward himself talks about how seventeen-year-olds were more mature and allowed more responsibilities (i.e. getting married). Either his mental state depreciated, he was an exception to the norm, or Stephanie Meyer [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't bother with being historically accurate.]] accurate. Given that we never really hear his reasoning it's a tough call. Personally, I think his behavior is more like a [[CantGrowUp fifteen-year-old in an immortal body]].
1st Jun '16 11:01:29 PM EvilKid
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** Or like, your head try to understand what kind of complicated thing is in the text then later you understand it's more common/dumber than you initially thought. EvilKid
16th May '16 3:03:46 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** There's a story out there called ''For You, I Will'' that pretty much lays out most of the problems for the imprinter. It has a wolf imprint on a total psychopath who makes him into an accessory to murder.
9th May '16 1:55:33 AM angelic.asmodel
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** Renesmee's middle name is Carlie, so that's the combination Bella would have picked if she'd gone down that route with a male child.
3rd May '16 11:40:09 AM zigzag722
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***This crosses over into Fridge Horror and some seriously UnfortunateImplications, when you consider that Meyer said at separate occasions that the process of turning into a vampire makes you beautiful and turns non-white people white.
3rd Apr '16 12:23:28 PM ading
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**** That would work as a justification if the books hadn't tried to explain it scientifically to begin with.
18th Jan '16 4:09:42 PM KatanaGeldar
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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms "date with Rosie Palms"]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.

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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random.random things that can happen before a woman even realizes she's pregnant. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms "date with Rosie Palms"]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.
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