What did you think about the honeymoon chapter in Breaking Dawn?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

I think the honeymoon was a good way to introduce an important reason why Bella should change, because afterwards, it would save her life. It made Bella and Edward's relationship stronger. This is not only because of love, but because it gives them the most challenging obstacle they've ever faced.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

I've found with Stephanie Meyer's writing that she likes to give everyone a happy ending. This was a hard one to find a possible way to make a happy ending, and even though its a bit of a stretch, she managed to make it work. The critical side of me is not at all crazy about the last books in the series, but she gave people what they wanted. Bella and Edward could be together forever, and Bella didn't have to give up the human experience of raising a child. And not even Jacob was left behind in the dust -- he ends up with a soulmate. So I think that's why she chose to write the final book that way, to create a happy ending. 

As for the honeymoon scene, people have argued that it's not appropriate for young readers because of the sexual activity. However, I can think of many books that are much worse in terms of explicit content. Twilight is very chaste in comparison, and Bella and Edward were married. I don't know if it is appropriate for some of the very young readers of Twilight (I've seen third graders reading these books) but for most of the teen (and adult) audience out there, its perfectly appropriate. 

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

I think Stephanie Meyer was trying to wrap the final book up too fast.  I actually think the final book should have been two seperate books.  Meyer seemed to race through the honeymoon chapter too fast.  I would have liked to see her develop the plot a little bit more.  I agree with the first responder though.  She came up with a good plot twist in having Bella pregnant.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team