November 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
Bella Swan – The protagonist of the series, Bella is a perpetually
clumsy “danger magnet”. She is often portrayed as having low
self-esteem and not being able to grasp Edward’s love for her.
Bella has dark brown hair and chocolate brown eyes. An important
trait of hers is her immunity to supernatural abilities that involve
the mind, such as Edward’s mind reading. After her transformation
into a vampire in the saga’s fourth installment, Bella acquires the
ability to immunize both herself and others from “mental harm” caused
by opposing vampires’ abilities.
Edward Cullen — Edward is a vampire who lives with a coven of
like-minded vampires known as the Cullen family, who feeds on animals
instead of humans. Edward has very pale skin. His skin is also rock
hard. His eyes range from caramel brown to black. At first, Edward
feels a mutual hatred toward Jacob Black due to his love toward Bella.
In Breaking Dawn, he comes to see Jacob as a brother and a friend.
Like some vampires, Edward has a supernatural ability; his gift is
mind reading, allowing him to read the thoughts of anyone within a
few miles of himself. Bella is immune to his power as a human, but
learns how to lower this “shield” after she becomes a vampire.
Jacob Black — A minor character in the first novel, Jacob is
introduced as a member of the Quileute tribe. He resurfaces in New
Moon with a much larger role, becoming a werewolf and Bella’s best
friend as she struggles through her depression over losing Edward.
Although he is in love with Bella, she initially sees him as just her
best friend. In Eclipse Bella realizes that she loves Jacob as well,
though this love is overpowered by her love for Edward Cullen. In
Breaking Dawn, Jacob finds his soul-mate in Bella and Edward’s
daughter Renesmee, thus ridding him of his heartache for Bella.