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Reading Breaking Dawn: Chapter 17 (What Do I Look Like? The Wizard Of Oz? You Need A Brain? You Need A Heart? Go Ahead. Take Mine. Take Everything I Have)

June 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm by Kaleb Nation

The song for this chapter is Shape Of My Heart by Sting

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I am slowly becoming convinced that the above illustration is an accurate representation of how these chapters got to be named. I’m actually quite enjoying these long chapter titles, despite the fact that they span multiple lines across my screen and thus utterly ruin my site design. Since this long chapter title thing seems to be a quirk that isn’t disappearing anytime soon (at least until Jacob Black learns to control the length of his thoughts) I examined some other books, trying to find their longest chapter titles. The longest chapter title in THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman is the first, “How Nobody Came To The Graveyard”; in THE GOLDEN COMPASS by Philip Pullman, it is the last chapter “The Bridge To The Stars” (for those wondering, the longest chapter title I’ve written was “Sewey Wilomas Versus The Oncoming Train”). If there was a Longest Chapter Contest, Stephenie would surely have us all beat.

Edward has a wonderful variety of cars to choose from, and even though he’s probably mostly known by his Shiny Silver Volvo, the Aston Martin Vanquish is the one I’m most interested in. For those of you who don’t research much about the cars in this book, the Aston Martin Vanquish was the official car of the James Bond film Die Another Day, discontinued in 2007, and generally costs about $129,000. “BUT WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS FRIVOLOUS INFORMATION,” I see many of you shouting. “EDWARD CULLEN DRIVES IT SO THAT MAKES IT TEH HAWTNESS.”

Aston Martin Vanquish: Making Normal Men 100x More Attractive In Seconds

Aston Martin Vanquish: Making Normal Men 100x More Attractive In Seconds

Jacob had better not carry out the second part of his plan and crash this car, or he’s going to be in a bit of trouble trying to pay that off (you know, the whole, you break it, you buy it rule?). I’m sure it would also be a very interesting situation if Charlie happened to be patrolling that day, and caught Jacob going 200 MPH in Edward Cullen’s Aston Martin Vanquish.

CHARLIE, strolling up to window: Hello sir, you were going 200 in a 60 mile p–JACOB BLACK, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!

JACOB: Sorry Charlie. I can explain everything. Edward Cullen, mortal enemy of my werewolf people, gave me the keys to his $129,000 car so I could get away from the drama surrounding your daughter, who I still love despite her marrying a bloodsucker, and the painful birth of her vampire-slash-human baby, who is currently eating her from the inside out and forcing her to drink little cups of blood.

CHARLIE: Um. Can we back up to the the $129,000 car part?

I think that going on a soulmate-search is perhaps one of the best ideas that Jacob Black has had in a long time. If I was a werewolf, and I knew that there was some way to KNOW for sure who my true soulmate was, I would not be able to rest until I had crawled the world for this person. It is just insanity for him to stick around Bella, knowing that he will never imprint on her, and somewhere out there is someone for him — so much, that this ‘imprintee’ might even make him forget about Bella immediately. It’s like magic. As soon as he find her, all this pain will be gone.

However, as if to challenge what I just wrote, Jacob then says:

Magic wasn’t going to save me. I was just going to have to take the torture like a man. Suck it up.

Or perhaps Jacob, you just enjoy wallowing in your sorrows instead of sucking it up and going somewhere other than where Bella is. Whoops. I think a werewolf just ripped my head off.

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I find it interesting how Edward was able to somehow find a way to keep his treaty with the werewolves and at the same time, find a way to save Bella’s life. Jacob is the true Alpha of the pack, so Edward doesn’t really have to ask Sam or the others about this. And when it comes to Bella’s life being at stake, it might end up being the only way for her to stay alive (as alive as she can be considered as a vampire, that is). But will Sam and the others really accept this? They don’t accept Jacob’s leadership, so even though he has the right, I have strong doubts that the other wolves will just give in and let him have it his way.

And oh, what a wonderful image to leave me with as I finish this chapter. A fountain of blood you say? Good thing I stopped eating snacks while reading Breaking Dawn.

QUESTION FOR THE COMMENTS: Regardless of what ACTUALLY happens in the rest of the book, if Jacob imprinted on another girl (for example, one of the mall girls) do you think he would really be able to leave Bella, or is his love for her too powerful even for imprinting?

——NOTES——

– My big trip to Forks, WA for Summer School In Forks is coming up! I leave on Wednesday, which means I will have a hard time getting to my computer, and posts will be less than usual. But I shall return with photos and cool stuff!


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  1. YetAnotherTwilightFan

    Epic post! I think this just might be my Favorite post of yours Kaleb! I LOVED it!

    My Favorite parts are:
    “I am slowly becoming convinced that the above illustration is an accurate representation of how these chapters got to be named. I’m actually quite enjoying these long chapter titles, despite the fact that they span multiple lines across my screen and thus utterly ruin my site design.

    Edward has a wonderful variety of cars to choose from, and even though he’s probably mostly known by his Shiny Silver Volvo, the Aston Martin Vanquish is the one I’m most interested in. For those of you who don’t research much about the cars in this book, the Aston Martin Vanquish was the official car of the James Bond film Die Another Day, discontinued in 2007, and generally costs about $129,000. “BUT WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS FRIVOLOUS INFORMATION,” I see many of you shouting. “EDWARD CULLEN DRIVES IT SO THAT MAKES IT TEH HAWTNESS.”

    Aston Martin Vanquish: Making Normal Men 100x More Attractive In Seconds

    Jacob had better not carry out the second part of his plan and crash this car, or he’s going to be in a bit of trouble trying to pay that off (you know, the whole, you break it, you buy it rule?). I’m sure it would also be a very interesting situation if Charlie happened to be patrolling that day, and caught Jacob going 200 MPH in Edward Cullen’s Aston Martin Vanquish.
    CHARLIE, strolling up to window: Hello sir, you were going 200 in a 60 mile p–JACOB BLACK, WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?!
    JACOB: Sorry Charlie. I can explain everything. Edward Cullen, mortal enemy of my werewolf people, gave me the keys to his $129,000 car so I could get away from the drama surrounding your daughter, who I still love despite her marrying a bloodsucker, and the painful birth of her vampire-slash-human baby, who is currently eating her from the inside out and forcing her to drink little cups of blood.
    CHARLIE: Um. Can we back up to the the $129,000 car part?”

    Hilarious I tell you!
    Epic!

  2. Nidhi M.

    I think he would. While he certainly loves her, I think that imprinting would definitly change things. after all, it is “like magic”.

    As for the long chapter titles, you'll notice that they're only in Jacob's portion of the book. I think it just fits his personality.

  3. d A n i

    It's ok. I understand what you mean. I understand your point. I'm just really stubborn and argumentative, I get that response from people alot too, lol, even when I'm not trying to be bitchy. =(

  4. Kayla

    I love the aston martin vanquish.

  5. Feven

    Jacob's Imprintee > Bella (THANK GOODNESS)

    I love Jacob's chapter titles; they always make me laugh. 😀

    & Kaleb.. the “Or perhaps Jacob, you just enjoy wallowing in your sorrows instead of sucking it up and going somewhere other than where Bella is..” was incredibly harsh. You know just as well as I do that you can't break off love that easily, and that Bella is just as much (if not more) at fault with how much Jacob hurts. He was perfectly fine with letting her go before all this supernatural stuff happened too.. remember? It's in S.Meyer's extras
    http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/nm_extras_jac

    can't wait for the next chapter. 🙂

  6. Clara

    I think that Lizzie girl (or whatever the girls name was that was talking to Jacob at the park) would be perfect for him and steph should have had him imprint on her instead of what really happened.

  7. Jackie

    I love the conversation you made up for between Charlie and Jacob. That never crossed my mind but now that I think about it. It would have been cool to see what would happen. Thanks for the information on the car. It’s a little weird. I use to love cars when I was small like toy cars (and I’m a girl, I know weird) I guess my dad kind of influenced me and then as I grew older I wasn’t so interested. But after reading Twilight, I know more about cars so it’s cool. Haha, I totally agree with you statement “The Aston Martin Vanquish: Making Normal Men 100x More Attractive In Seconds” LOL!
    Yes I do believe that Jacob would be able to leave Bella. Imprinting is more powerful than Jacob’s love for Bella. We can kind of see that from Sam, Emily and Leah and from all the information provided to us about imprinting. Sam loves Leah but when he imprinted on Emily. He fell in love with her. It was like “magic”. He still loves Leah in a way. But it won’t be the same love as the love he has now for Emily. In saying this, Jacob would still love Bella. But it wouldn’t be as strong as his love for his imprintee. I guess imprinting has its pros and cons.

  8. shemus

    before i got to this part, i realized the question you are asking. what if? could/would/should? as i sat and thought about it (for about two seconds before i jumped into the next chapter:P), i suddenly realized the only solution that made sense. and (NOT that i consider myself a brain, or smarter then stephenie meyer, or any other author!) i realized there was only one solution that would make everybody a winner, and make the most sense.. well, the most sense in the storyline of a book like this:) and, as it turned out, i was right in my guess.. and it did and does make the best of this currently awkward situation.

    so keep reading kaleb nation.. trust me. when you get to the things that finally answer your question, you will realize that it was the only way for it to work out and have everybody happy in the end.

  9. Sydney

    Hey kaleb!
    So that's the car I've wanted since Last summer.
    But last time I checked it was $330,000…. Guess money is bad right now. Which is good for me, 'cause I'm 14 and already have over $500 saved up for that car…. 😀
    Anyways, thought I'd mention that I've met taylor, and got to hug him. He smells VERY NICE! And really is utterly warm. I think he plays the part great! He is so nice.

  10. kris

    lol ^^ the jacob titles are awesome! i enjoyed reading them as if i was actually reading the book!
    and when jake imprints yes, he FINALLY leaves bella alone (i bet u know that now kaleb!) 😛
    and btw ashton martin is my fav twilight car too

  11. Sydney

    The V12 Vanquish? ***BEST CAR EVER***

  12. Kristin

    That cartoon is absolutely amazing. *ROTFL*

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  14. GraceLautner

    what a beautiful image! Hey! I saw you in the movie “Twilight in Forks”!!!!!! hahhahahaha you were FUNNNNNY!!

  15. clarymorgenstern96

    Yes, of course he would. Just check out Sam Uley And Emily Young…and poor,poor Leah Clearwater. I actually cried when I found out what happened between them. sad,sad,sad…. But, Jake's love for her wasn't actually for BELLA. It was just there…because he loved her daughter. and her daughter wasnt born yet…..

  16. Kayy_22

    no he wouldnt
    he loves bella so much he cant get her out of his mind
    i like the storyline about him imprinting on renesmee
    (even though is a little sick)
    he is inlove with someone who has bellas blood running within them

    p.s he can get used 2 da smell

  17. Kayy_22

    no he wouldnt
    he loves bella so much he cant get her out of his mind
    i like the storyline about him imprinting on renesmee
    (even though is a little sick)
    he is inlove with someone who has bellas blood running within them

    p.s he can get used 2 da smell

  18. Jasmyne

    Okay so this is the first time I've ever left a comment here, I know it's pretty pathetic, but honestly I see these comments dated back from two years ago and really didn't think anyone would really care to see one review so late in the game. But regardless if you see this or not, I just HAD to comment about something that had me dying laughing.

    the whole bit with Jacob taking the Vanquish and Charlie pulling him over, and how Jacob gets into this long winded explanation revealing everything… but the part that brought tears to my eyes from fits of laughter was “and forcing her to drink little cups of blood” I was DYING after reading this lollolol. Why LITTLE cups?? Haha too funny I tell you!!

    And after reading your reviews so far of BD, I had a feeling you would like the fact that Jacob went out soulmate searching, though many people I've discussed this with found his attempts to be futile and useless. I tend to agree with you on this, even if he was never destined to find his soulmate that day, i think he need to look regardless. It was just something he needed to do for himself I believe.

    And to answer to your question, if he had imprinted, he would definitley been able to put his feelings for Bella behind him, because the person he imprinted on would become the center of his universe, the thing that holds him to the earth. He could finally love Bella the way he is supposed to, in a brotherly fashion.

    Sorry for my lack of comments and i also apoligize for this ridiculously long one, and I just wanted to let you know that your insight on these books are amazing, and I really value your reviews  🙂

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