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Why is Rosalie jealous of Bella in the "Twilight" books?
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High School Teacher
Rosalie cannot understand why Bella is willing to give up her humanness to become a vampire. All Rosalie ever wanted was to be a mother, which she knows she can never be. So it makes her angry to see how little Bella values her life and possibilities. I think it is in book 3, "Eclipse," that Rosalie explains to Bella why she dislikes her so much and describes how she became a vampire.
Posted by linda-allen on January 6, 2009 at 11:21 AM (Answer #1)
High School Teacher
The passage that explains Rosalie's feelings is in Chapter 7 "Unhappy Ending" of Eclipse. Rosalie describes her human life in 1933, when she was proud and shallow, engaged to a man of a high social class who was handsome. It was a shallow engagement, based on social status instead of love. After her fiancee raped her, she was left for dead, and Carlisle found her. As a vampire, Rosalie had her revenge.
She explains to Bella that she is jealous for several reasons, first, that Edward desired Bella, and not her. Even though Rosalie isn't in love with Edward, she couldn't imagine anyone not desiring her, because she is so beautiful. Second, she explains that she is envious of Bella because of her humanness, "Don't you see, Bella?...You already have everything. You have a whole life ahead of you -- everything I want. And you're going to throw it away. Can't you see that I'd trade everything I have to be you? You have the choice that I didn't have, and you're choosing wrong!" (Page 166).
Posted by slchanmo1885 on January 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM (Answer #2)
Rose is jealous of Bella because Bella has choices and she does not. All Rosalie wanted was to live a family life as a mother. She did not want to live eternally, and now Bella is saying that she wants to become a vampire and throw away her human life. Also Rosalie doesn't know why Edward likes Bella and not her because Rosalie belives she is more beautiful than most.
Posted by neon-ice-cream on January 10, 2009 at 10:44 PM (Answer #3)
because rosalie was the most popular and most beautiful and every guy wanted to be with her but when she met eward he showed no entrest in her so she is upset that edward thinks od bella more then her
Posted by brakingdawn2 on March 21, 2009 at 8:40 AM (Answer #4)
High School Teacher
In chapter 15 we learn that Rosalie is jealous of Bella because Bella is human. Rosalie has never really adjusted to the vampire transformation and would give anything to be "human." Rosalie also has a concern about Bella being involved with Edward. She is adamant that Bella will cause the Cullen family problems. She does not agree with Bella'a desire to be "changed." Rosalie is prejudice against Bella because she is human. Rosalie carries this to the extreme when she doesn't want to help protect Bella against the "tracker" vampires. She just wants Edward to stop seeing Bella and get her out of their lives.
Posted by ladyvols1 on January 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM (Answer #5)
Middle School Teacher
Throughout theTwilight series, there is a continous conflict between Bella and Rosalie. This conflict is not explained until Rosalie tells Bella her story of how she became a vampire. Rosalie's greatest desire was to become a mother and live out her life, and she cannot understand why Bella would give up this opportunity for a simple human life and the chance to become a mother.
Posted by npoore84 on January 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM (Answer #6)
Rosalie is not jealous of Bella. She is mad that Edward told Bella the Cullens' secret, as it could cause them problems if the world found out what they really are. She is mad that Bella is willing to thow her life away to become a vampire, which Rosalie considers a curse.
Posted by bekkygirl1 on January 20, 2009 at 9:27 AM (Answer #7)
because she did not want to be a vampire and bella has a choice to become one or stay and rosalie wishes she had that same choice
Posted by futuremrscullen on March 11, 2009 at 11:49 PM (Answer #8)
BASICALLY; Rosalie wants to be a human. &&she hates Bella for being a human; and wanting to give that up.
Posted by sista10s on March 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM (Answer #9)
Posted by xxalannahxx on March 18, 2009 at 8:57 AM (Answer #10)
rosalie is jealous of bella because rosalie would trade everything to be a human and be like bella
Posted by myranda19 on April 2, 2009 at 7:31 AM (Answer #11)
Rosalie is jealous of Bella because Rosalie doesn't understand Bellas love for Edward. She doesn't understand why Bella is so willing to give up everything Rosalie has ever dreamed of having just like that. In Breaking Dawn, When Bella has Renesmee we see a nasty side of Rosalie. We see that she would give up everything, Her family, her Soul Mate Emmett Cullen all for a child. So suddenly when Renesmee enters the Cullen clan, Even though Rosalie knew that whilst Renesmee was inside Bella.., Renesmee could of killed Bella. That would have caused Edward so much pain.., But Rosalie didn't care. All she wanted was the 'thing' that Bella was carrying, And she would go to the ends of the Earth to become that child's mother. So basically Rosalie is jealous of Bella because she wanted to be Bella,
Posted by katieb09 on February 16, 2010 at 6:15 AM (Answer #12)
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