In Twilight, Edward says, "darkness is so predictable."  Why?In Twilight on page 204 (chapter 11), Edward and Bella are talking about how the sky is now twilight. Edward explains how twilight is...

In Twilight, Edward says, "darkness is so predictable."  Why?

In Twilight on page 204 (chapter 11), Edward and Bella are talking about how the sky is now twilight. Edward explains how twilight is the "easiest time of day" for them to be together. He then finishes with how "darkness is so predictable," which I do not understand.

 

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jessecreations eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Edward relates darkness with his life as a vampire.  He has lived in the same body, at the same age, with the same family, for a hundred years.  Time for him drags on, because he has lived all that time without someone to love.  The part of him that regrets becoming a vampire is the part that hates the night, because that's the time when their true vampire nature is most prevalent (in the fact that they don't sleep like regular people, it's a good time for hunting, etc.).  I think when Edward talks about the predictability of darkness, he's really explaining how his life has been a predictable routine for too many years; it is boring and tiring at the same time.

zumba96 | Student

Edward is a vampire and there is darkness all around for him until he meets Bella and falls in love with her. Same family, same life, no sleeping, hunting, trying to survive, with no love. He is talking about how he has lived his life the exact same for 100 years and it gets boring. 

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