In Twilight, what is the meaning of the following quote?"I was sure it was a dream." "You're not that creative," he scoffed.

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belarafon | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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One way to interpret this quote, which comes after Edward has revealed his true nature, and that he used to watch Bella sleep, is that he is teasing her about the "ordinary" content of normal dreams. While she may have flights of fancy, she couldn't have actually thought that a real-life vampire could exist, much less fall in love with her. His choice of words:

I laid my head cautiously against his shoulder, breathing in the smell of his skin. "I was sure it was a dream."

"You're not that creative," he scoffed.
(Meyer, Twilight, Google Books)

--is not meant to be an insult, but can appear to be thoughtless on the surface. Instead, Edward is trying, in his sometimes clumsy way, to help Bella on her road to mental acceptance of the supernatural; she would normally have thought this sort of thing insane, but her "creative mind," rooted in the ordinary, has not been acclimated to the concept of vampires just yet. Instead, it is meant as playful banter between people who are romantically attracted.

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

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Edward is not insulting Bella what so ever he just plays on the fact that Bella likes to use fantasy like reference in regards to him. It is almost like when Bella kept using super hero's to describe what he was and how he got that way instead of coming up with something like being a super mind reader or something.

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thirsting4knowledge | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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He is not insulting her their relationship is like this and he is only teasing her he is refering to the fact that there is no way bella could have dreamed up all of that on her on the volturi and all that-later on in eclipse he is teasing her yet again tellin her thet she was so funny that night because she thought she was dreaming he also tells her he didnt know she had such vivid dreams.

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mahum | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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its because she's always doing stupid things.

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