I posted this in the Twilight Series spot, and I thought it might also get more perspective here :)
This is sort of an informal rant/observation.
We all know that New Moon is about tragedy and the loss of love and the aftermath. Edward left Bella. But why did he leave her?
Since New Moon is being adapted into a feature length film, I've been seeing alot of questions and accusations reguarding Edward's absense.
- Jacob's better than Edward because he didn't leave Bella!
- Why would Edward leave Bella if he loved her?
- Edward's scum. When you love someone, you don't just abandon them and leave them to die!
Despite the fact that I'm Team Edward, I find these accusations to be unjustified.
FIRST, Edward left Bella because he loved her. In Eclipse, he explained to Jacob in Chapter 22 that it was the hardest decision he had to make in his 100+ years.