When Bella hears or sees Edward in New Moon, can he also hear and see her? Does he know what she has been doing when he reappears?

When Bella hears, or, in one instance, sees Edward in New Moon, he can't also hear and see her. After Edward leaves Bella, she discovers that she hallucinates Edward's voice in her mind when she acts recklessly. Since this voice is a product of Bella's subconscious, Edward does not actually see or hear her, nor does he know what is going on in Bella's life other than through the partial information provided by Alice's visions.

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Near the end of the novel, when Bella and Edward reunite, Edward implies that he had no clue that Bella was hearing his voice. As the other Educators have already pointed out, Bella engaged in dangerous, deadly activities in order to hear the voice of her one true love.

After Bella tells Edward about the voices, there’s a dramatic or awkward (depending on one’s interpretation) silence. After this “very deep silence,” Edward asks, “Voices?”

Edward’s question supports the argument that he was not communicating with Bella. He doesn’t know what she’s talking about. More so, another Educator has discovered that the author of the Twilight series, Stephanie Meyer, confirmed that Edward could not hear Bella.

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In Stephanie Meyer's novel New Moon, vampire Edward Cullen leaves the love of his existence, Bella Swan, after Bella inadvertently cuts herself and Jasper, Edward's brother, almost attacks her. Edward never wants Bella to be in that kind of danger again, nor will he agree to change Bella into a vampire. Instead, he declares that Bella would be better off without him, living a normal human life. He says he will go, and it will be as though he never existed.

Bella falls into a deep depression after Edward's departure, so deep that her father wonders if she will ever come out of it. After a few months, though, Bella makes an important discovery. When she puts herself at risk and adrenaline courses through her body, she can hear Edward's voice rebuking her for taking risks and telling her to stop. When she hears Edward's voice in her mind, she feels like she is surfacing “out of some dark pool.” Her mind clears, and for a moment, Edward is with her again.

Of course, Edward is not really with Bella. The voice she hears is just a hallucination produced by her subconscious mind, and she cannot see Edward, other than in her memory—although later in the book there is a moment where she seems to see him when she is about to drown, though this is either just another hallucination or a very vivid imagining.

Bella wants to hear Edward's voice again, the voice that for a few moments eases her pain, so she takes more risks. She begins riding a motorcycle, for instance, because she loves hearing Edward's voice scold her. She even tries cliff-jumping.

Since Edward's voice is a product of Bella's own mind, Edward himself cannot see or hear her. In fact, the only knowledge he has of her comes from the imperfect visions of the future experienced by Alice, his sister. Edward does not know what is going on in Bella's world. He has no idea that she is in danger from the vampire Victoria, or he would have returned to Forks almost instantly.

When Alice sees Bella jump from the cliff, she does not realize what Bella is doing, nor can she see Jacob rescue Bella, so she rushes back to Forks to find out what has happened and to comfort Charlie. Edward knows only what Alice has seen, and since she cannot see Jacob (because he is a werewolf), Edward does not know that Bella is still alive. When Edward calls Bella's house to check, Jacob only tells him that Charlie as “at the funeral.” Edward immediately assumes that he means Bella's funeral, and he sets himself on a course of self-destruction that Alice and Bella stop only just in time.

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In the book New Moon by Stephanie Meyer, Bella hallucinates when she is in danger. She purposefully acts out and participates in dangerous activities, such as riding a motorcycle, because these hallucinations allow her to hear and, once, see Edward again. Because these visions only occur in Bella's imagination, Edward is not able to see or hear her in return.

Although he is unable to see Bella, Edward is aware of many of the dangerous things Bella has done or planned to do because of his adopted sister, Alice. Alice has visions of the future, which include Bella's adventures and dangerous stunts. Even if she chose not to share these visions with Edward, Edward can still read her mind and learn about them on his own.

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According to the author of the Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer, Bella's visions of Edward speaking to her when she is in danger are actually just vivid hallucinations. In New Moon, Bella is deeply depressed as a result of Edward's disappearance and begins behaving recklessly because she believes Edward will reappear to save her. As a result, she experiences realistic delusions which Meyer states are actually her subconscious attempting to prevent her dangerous behavior. According to the author, if Edward had been physically present or psychically connected to Bella in the scene where she sees Laurent, he would have reappeared to rescue her. Meyer argues that this evidence makes it impossible to interpret the scenes with Edward's presence as anything other than Bella's imagination.

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