How does Edward Cullen show integrity in Twilight?

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Edward Cullen is one of the main characters and Bella's love interest in "Twilight ."  He demonstrates his integrity, which is standing up for what you believe and doing the right thing even when no one is looking, several times in this novel.  One way he demonstrates integrity is...

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Edward Cullen is one of the main characters and Bella's love interest in "Twilight."  He demonstrates his integrity, which is standing up for what you believe and doing the right thing even when no one is looking, several times in this novel.  One way he demonstrates integrity is by refusing to go near Bella until he is confident that he can resist her blood.  He is so attracted by her scent that he even has to stay away from school until he regains control.  Edward also demonstrates his integrity by putting Bella's needs always before his own.  He defends her, saves her, and makes sure she is safe. When Bella is hunted and eventually attacked by James, Edward is the one who saves her life by sucking out the venom that James put into Bella.  This was very difficult because once he began it was hard to stop himself.  Another example of integrity was when he insisted on meeting Bella's dad and asking his permission to take Bella out.  Edward is a very old fashioned character and does things the way they would have been done in the early 1900's. Edward also refuses to go to the beach party at LaPush because of the treaty with the indian tribe.

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The very first moment that Bella and Edward sit near each other in Biology, Edward shows integrity by not attacking and killing her. Although the reader does not realize it in the beginning, Edward is fighting his very nature in order to spare Bella's life. And when he saves her from Tyler's van, he shows integrity by endangering himself and his family's secret by saving Bella's life.

The Cullens have a lot of integrity, because they fight their own nature in order to take a moral path and not murder people. In Carlisle's case, he even uses his abilities to help people.

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