In the novel "Twilight," why is Bella afraid to meet Edward`s family?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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In "Twilight," Edward and Bella have been dating for quite a while when Edward finally suggests that it is time for Bella to meet his parents.  At first she gasps, and Edward asks if she is afraid, and she replies that she is, but she goes on to explain,

"I'm not afraid of them," I explained. "I'm afraid they won't... like me. Won't they be, well, surprised that you would bring someone... like me... home to meet them? Do they know that
I know about them?"

"Oh, they already know everything. They'd taken bets yesterday, you know" ­ he smiled, but his voice was harsh,­ "on whether I'd bring you back, though why anyone would bet against Alice, I can't imagine. At any rate, we don't have secrets in the family. It's not really feasible, what with my mind reading and Alice seeing the future and all that."

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Bella is nervous because she thinks that Edward's family will not like her even though Edward has told Bella about his family and they have already excepted her as she is. 

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udonbutterfly | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Bella is nervous and afraid that Edward's family won't like her especially since she's a human being and they're vampires. She doesn't want to put Edward in an awkward position. However Edward already told his family about Bella and what she is and they are totally accepting. Just like any couple would have haha.

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twilights-biggest-luver | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

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Bella is afraid to meet Edwards family because:

1) They are all vampires and Bella only knows that she can trsut Edward and she isn't so pleased about meeting Jasper either.

2) She is afraid that Edwards family won't like her

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bekkygirl1 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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She is afraid to meet them because she fears that they will not approve of her, as she is a human. Edward teases her about not being afraid of being in a house full of vampires, but being afraid that they won't like her. Also, Rosalie may have something to do with her fears, as Rosalie shows a deep hatred toward Bella. However, in Breaking Dawn, Rosalie and Bella become attached at the hip during Bella's pregnancy. Rosalie's reason for suddenly liking Bella? Not so good...she wants the baby! Read the book, it's good!

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