Key Plot Points from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
- Jacob’s Pack is still protecting the Cullen’s land
Jacob congratulates Leah on being less annoying than Paul; Leah thinks Jacob makes a good Alpha; Jacob teaches Leah how to better enjoy eating as a wolf
- All the Cullens go hunting except Edward and Rosalie
- Edward hears the baby’s thoughts: The baby is happy and adores Bella
Jacob now sees Bella and Edward as a happy little family; he feels alone and in pain
- Edward hears Jacob’s pain and gives Jacob the car keys and tells him to get away
Bonding itself seems to be an important theme in this chapter. Two important bonds are formed that will shape the rest of the story. First, Jacob and Leah come to an understanding and even compliment each other. It’s also interesting that one of the most graphic descriptions of “hunting” doesn’t involve vampires, but rather wolves. I think Jacob truly accepts his role as a leader when he helps Leah get through her meal.
But perhaps the most significant bonding in this chapter is between daddy and (soon-to-be) daughter. This is one of the scenes I’m looking forward to most in the movie – Edward’s awestruck fascination when he “hears” his child. He now (finally) starts to see their child as a blessing rather than a curse, and his cautious optimism makes me smile.
This chapter does a good job of setting up what’s to come. What do you think?