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

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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 "see" and "hear" 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 appearing or 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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