Jacob Black is the teenage son of Billy Black. Jacob falls in love with Bella and becomes her close friend. When Edward left Bella in the second book of the series, Jacob supported Bella emotionally as she tried to get through the trauma. When Edward returns in Eclipse, Jacob is angered that Bella goes back to Edward, and he often threatens to do harm to Edward. Jacob is very protective of Bella and eventually learns to control his hatred of Edward for Bella’s sake.

Billy Black is the father of Jacob Black. He is an elder of the La Push Quileute tribe and important member of the tribe’s council. Through his friendship with Charlie Swan, Billy is fond of Bella and encourages the budding relationship Bella has with Jacob. Billy is confined to a wheelchair.

Alice Cullen is the adopted daughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen, making her an adopted sister of Edward. Alice has the gift of seeing into the future. The Cullens use Alice’s gift to give them an edge in fighting adversaries and protecting Bella, as well as the other members of the family. Alice and Jasper are a couple. Alice develops a close relationship with Bella, often throwing parties for her and buying her presents to lighten Bella’s moods.

Carlisle Cullen is a respected medical doctor. He had hunted vampires as a youth and was bitten and transformed. He learned over the years that instead of existing on human blood, animal blood would keep him alive as a vampire. He is a doctor at the Forks hospital and is responsible for saving the lives of the members of his adopted family.

Edward Cullen shares the role of protagonist in the Twilight saga. He is a vampire and is in love with Bella. Edward was saved from death by Carlisle. Although the smell of Bella’s blood is almost uncontrollably alluring, Edward uses self-control not to taste it. He is overly protective and is also reluctant to change Bella into a vampire. He is concerned that vampires do not have souls and thus does not want to rob Bella of her humanity. Edward’s special gift is that he can read people’s and vampires’ thoughts. He is stumped, however, when it comes to Bella. He cannot penetrate her mind.

Emmet Cullen is an...

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