Reading Breaking Dawn: Chapter 28 (The Future)
August 7th, 2009 at 1:52 am by Kaleb Nation
The song for this chapter is Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups
Funny thing is how for every day I’m out of town, it usually means 1/2 a day of required rest time when I get home. It’s been three days since I left Twicon and I’m still sleepy! Twicon was loads of fun (as shown in the video evidence all over YouTube!) but exhausting at the same time. One can only take so much of videoing celebrities and eating room service food!
In Chapter 28, it’s very difficult for me to imagine a vampire actually swimming through the water. Something about just hopping off the shore into a big river and getting all wet doesn’t fit with the smooth and classy vampires I’ve seen. How fast do vampires swim anyway? Is it just like a steady zoooom through the water, or do they actually paddle their arms and legs at high speeds, making their limbs look like propellers in the process? For some reason, when vampires are swimming around, I imagine the stereotypical shark-fin sticking out of the water, with the cheesy music playing in the background.
dun dun dun…
I like how frivolous large things have suddenly become to Bella, now that she is a vampire. Oh, we’re going to take a trip down to Italy, then we’re off to study the Ticunas, but if that’s a dead end, we have friends in the Amazon who might help us out! While we’re there we might spend a million or so dollars on fresh fish and chips! All in a day’s work! With an easygoing life like this, who wouldn’t want to be a vampire? Pish-posh to all that changing pain and venom stuff.
I wonder if I was a vampire how I would feel about the new hunting grounds of the Amazon. I mean, if my diet had steadily been deer and mountain lion, I might actually welcome a jaguar or a panther or an anaconda. How different would these taste from what I’m accustomed to? Would a parrot be too small to even be worth trying out?
“Certainly you don’t mean ME…”
I am quite shocked when the Volturi decide to rally up everyone and to come take down the Cullens. What’s the reason for this? Have the Cullens just become too much trouble to keep around, and their frolicking with werewolves simply becoming too much of a nuisance to the vampire bigwigs to let them stay alive? These Volturi are beginning to irritate me. I don’t really understand why they have to stick their noses into everyone’s business. Is it really all that important that Renesmee not exist, just to keep to the purity of their laws?
Bella begins to wonder, with good reason, if there is a natural law in balancing happiness and misery in someone’s life. Is there really any way for someone to always be happy? Bella has had the best time of her life the past four months – and suddenly, the ending of those four months seem to be heading for horrible sadness. If the Volturi do succeed in killing Renesmee, even if they spare Bella and the Cullens, Bella’s life will be left in ruins. Like Bella, I wonder if this is her fate: something that will balance out the joyful and happy times for her. Is there a way to avoid inevitable unhappiness that faces everyone at some time?
The good thing about the Cullens, though, is that they have friends. From what I’ve seen of the Volturi, nobody really seems to like them, but they respect them because of their power. I’ve got high hopes that the Cullens and their friends are going to have the upper hand on this one.
Question For The Comments: If you were a vampire and heading off to the Amazon, which of the new beasts do you think you’d like to try most?
– I am in and out this month packing up to move to a new state and apartment, so my posts will be scattered! I don’t know if I’ll make my goal of being done by September 9, but I’m going to try, and also double up on some chapters this month 😀
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