At first,I was COMPLETELY anti-Jacob because of the manipulative way he tries to win Bellas heart.But,after careful analysis of the facts,I am Switzerland and have come to a new conclusion. Bella, whether she is diliberately trying to be or not, is the true temptress of the Twilight Saga. And Edward and Jacob are her primary victims.(I have decided to change charactorization of Bella from "Villain" to "Temptress" because there are some that think "Villain" is too Harsh. And I don't think ANYONE can deny that "Temptress" fits her perfectly
Like all Temptress',Bella is a master manipulator(Not Jacob as I originally thought). She leads Jacob on like a little puppy(no pun intended lol) when she knows shes going to choose Edward in the end. And she dangles her So-called "friendship" with Jacob in front of Edwards face. It's cruel!!! And let's be honest. We all know its not JUST a friendship.In reality,it's an emotional affair.There are more ways to cheat than just physically.If you think about it,an emotional affair is worse. Atleast there is no REAL love behind a physical affair.There are those of you out there that would disagree that it is an emotional affair.My question to those people is-when does it go from a simple friendship to emotional infidelity?Where is the line drawn?if what Bella does with Jacob is not being emotionally unfaithful to Edward,then what is??I know she was emotionally vulnerable when Edward left and was looking for a shoulder to cry on.But, that doesnt give her the right to push the boundaries of her casual friendship with Jacob.I find it very interesting when women complain about how they are portrayed as weak and vulnerable in movies,books etc.Yet when something like this happens,they use that same vulnerability to justify their actions--Ironic isnt it????And Bella is a PRIME example. now,I am not talking about ALL women. I don't want to receive threatening emails lol.But,lets face it,some women do that) And lets not forget the "well shes just a poor teen girl in love" defense. If this was a guy doing this to 2 girls. That guy would be called a player and a cheat.Bella manipulates Jacob by asking him to fix the bikes.(I say "manipulates" because she knew EXACTLY what she was doing when she asked him to do it. She knew he was looking for any opportunity he could to spend time with her in order to get her to love him and she used that to her advantage.Even though she had no intention of returning those feelings. That is calculated, pre-meditated manipulation)This only fuels his ego and his determination to get her to fall in love with him.And YET,she wants him to quit trying to win her over!! I mean make up your friggin mind, Bella!!
Not to mention all the other people she manipulates to get her way-The Cullens and The Blacks. And she just keeps her mom,Charlie and her friends in the dark altogether. True,she is trying to keep them safe by hiding everything from them.But that's not her only reason. She also knows that if Charlie and Rene knew about what was going on, they would do everything in their parental rights (and maybe even BEYOND their parental rights)to keep her safe and as far away from that hostile and dangerous environment as possible.(Which should have probably happend to begin with.But I understand that there would have been no Twilight Saga if that did happen)
Now, lets talk about the worst thing she does to Edward and the main thing that makes Bella a true temptress. Unlike other vampire stories in which the vampire is trying to corrupt the human, BELLA is trying to corrupt Edward by making him go against his morals and values and everything the Cullens stand for by seducing him into sleeping with her before marriage and turn her into a vampire.(These are the very values that prove to Bella that Edward still has a soul and she is asking him to just go against them. She even admits to doing this at one point in the story. But this does not stop her from doing it)So,as I said,whether Bella is diliberately trying to be the Temptress or not, she has all the charactor traits OF a temptress.Including manipulation and corruption.Yes,shes only human.However,Even humans can be selfish and manipulative.It doesnt justify it