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Breaking Dawn

Olivia's prezi for English on Breaking Dawn, a book report.
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olivia dickerson

on 28 April 2011

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Transcript of Breaking Dawn

Jacob Black is a La Push shape-shifter or "werewolf", second in command of Sam Uley's Pack and later Alpha of his own. He is a Quileute Native American. In Twilight he is fifteen years old, and in New Moon he phases into a wolf for the first time at the age of sixteen. In Breaking Dawn he imprints on a hybrid baby named Renesmee Cullen, the daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Isabella Marie "Bella" Swan (later Cullen), was born to Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer on September 13, 1987, and is the main protagonist of Breaking Dawn. In Twilight, she is a 17 year old girl who transfers schools from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie, where she meets and falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. In Breaking Dawn, she marries Edward and becomes a full member of the Olympic Coven. She is transformed into a vampire by Edward after nearly dying giving birth to their daughter, Renesmee Cullen, a vampire/human hybrid. Bella is the daughter-in-law of Edward's father and Elizabeth Masen, as well as the adoptive daughter-in-law of Carlisle and Esme Cullen. She is the adoptive sister-in-law of Alice Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Rosalie Hale and Jasper Hale. Edward Cullen (born Edward Anthony Masen, Jr., on June 20, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois) is a vampire and a member of the Olympic Coven, as well as the main protagonist of Breaking Dawn. He is the husband of Bella Swan and the father of Renesmee Cullen. Edward is the adoptive son of Carlisle and Esme Cullen, as well as the son-in-law of Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer. He is the adoptive brother of Emmett and Alice Cullen, Rosalie and Jasper Hale. After experiencing Spanish influenza in 1918 in Chicago, Edward was transformed into a vampire by Dr. Carlisle Cullen, as the only alternative to death. Over the next ninety years the pair gathered a family of vampires around themselves, and called themselves "vegetarians". Born on September 11, 2006, Renesmee Carlie Cullen (pronounced Ruh-NEZ-may) is a half-vampire and half-human hybrid member of the Olympic Coven. She is the daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, and the imprintee of Jacob Black. On the paternal side, Renesmee's biological grandparents are Edward and Elizabeth Masen, while on the maternal, they are Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer. She is also the adoptive granddaughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen and the adoptive niece of Jasper and Rosalie Hale and Alice and Emmett Cullen.
Renesmee is considered to be Edward and Bella's "miracle", because of what it took to keep her and her mother alive through the pregnancy. Renesmee also has the special power to show people what she is thinking by touching them without their mental defenses keeping her at bay. In Breaking Dawn, true love overcomes all obstacles. True love also leaves the characters no choice but to give theirs lives to save the people they love. Bella is willing to sacrifice her life out of love of her daughter, Renesmee. Jacob stands against his own werewolf pack to protect Bella and the Cullens. When Jacob imprints on Renesmee, he dedicates his life to her. After Bella transforms into a newborn vampire, her love for Edward remains stronger than her thirst for blood. For Symbolism, the name "Breaking Dawn" refers to a new start, like the beginning of a new life. The symbolism of the chess pieces on the front cover refers to Bella going from the weakest 'player' in the game (the pawn) to the most valuable/needed 'player' (the queen). Most of the story of Breaking Dawn takes place in Forks, Washington at the Cullen house and in Bella and Edward's new cottage in the woods. There's also a short jump to Isle Esme, just off the coast of Brazil, where Edward and Bella spend their honeymoon. Breaking Dawn By Stephenie Meyer Irony in Breaking Dawn was another literary device. In the beginning of the book, Edward and Bella have a conversation about how Edward doesnt want to take the ability for Bella to have kids away from her. The ironic part is that Bella eventually does get pregnant and they have the baby. Breaking Dawn is split into three separate parts. The first part details Bella's marriage and honeymoon with Edward, which they spend on a private island, called Isle Esme, off the coast of Brazil. Two weeks into their honeymoon, Bella realizes that she is pregnant with a half-vampire child and that her condition is progressing at an unnaturally accelerated rate. After contacting Carlisle, who confirms her pregnancy, she and Edward immediately return home to Forks, Washington. Edward, concerned for Bella's life and convinced that the fetus is a monster as it continues to develop with unnatural rapidity, urges her to have an abortion. However, Bella feels a connection with her unborn baby and refuses.
The novel's second part is written from the perspective of shape-shifter Jacob Black, and lasts throughout Bella's pregnancy and childbirth. Jacob's Quileute wolf pack, not knowing what danger the unborn child may pose, plan to destroy it, also killing Bella. Jacob vehemently protests this decision and leaves, forming his own pack with Leah and Seth Clearwater. The fetus in Bella's body grows swiftly and Bella soon gives birth, but the baby breaks many of her bones and she loses massive amounts of blood. In order to save her life, Edward changes her into a vampire by injecting his venom into her heart. Jacob, who was present for the birth, almost immediately "imprints"—an involuntary response in which a shape-shifter finds his soul mate—on Edward and Bella's newborn daughter, Renesmee.
The third section of Breaking Dawn shifts back to Bella's perspective, describing Bella's painful transformation and finding herself changed into a vampire and enjoying her new life and abilities. However, the vampire Irina misidentifies Renesmee as an "immortal child", a child who has been turned into a vampire. Because "immortal children" are uncontrollable, creating them has been outlawed by the Volturi. After Irina presents her allegation to the Volturi, they plan to destroy Renesmee and the Cullens. In an attempt to survive, the Cullens gather other vampire clans from around the world to stand as witnesses and prove to the Volturi that Renesmee is not an immortal child. Upon confronting the gathered Cullen allies and witnesses, the Volturi discover that they have been misinformed and immediately execute Irina for her mistake. However, they remain undecided on whether Renesmee should be viewed as a threat to vampires' secret existence. At that time, Alice and Jasper, who had left prior to the confrontation, return with a Mapuche called Nahuel, a 150-year-old vampire-human crossbreed like Renesmee. Nahuel demonstrates that the crossbreeds pose no threat, and the Volturi leave. Edward, Bella, and Renesmee return to their home in peace. I recommend this book to readers who love romantic novels with action. It is an easy and fast read but the length allows the story to last. I recommend starting with the first novel of Twilight, followed by New Moon, then Eclipse, and finally Breaking Dawn. It was an enjoyable and a pleasure to read. I highly reccomend this book. The relevence of this book to my life would be my goals in my life. I obviously have not experienced anything with vampires or werewolves or marriage for that matter. But in the future I would like to obtain a husband that I love and possibly have a child. Also the moral values that Edward and Bella belive in and follow through with in the novel relates to my personal beliefs as well. The reason I chose this book was because I have read the rest of the series as well as watched the movies. I enjoyed them very much. The interesting draw I have to these books is the way they are unrealistic but in some ways very realistic. The way the author intertwines fiction with real life situations allows the reader to connect with the book while enjoying the imagination of vampires and powers and such. "Dont be afraid", I murmmured. "We belong together".
I was abruptly overwhelmed by the truth of my own words. This moment was so perfect, so right, there was no way to doubt it.
His arms wrapped around me, holding me against him....
It felt like every nerve in my body was a live wire.
"Forever," he agreed.
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