Hey, boys and girls!
Today I'm going to talk about another different family:The Quileute Werewolves. They are also in Twilight saga, but they are not a scary family... In my point of view, they are a nice family with all those good-looking guys! They are better than the vampires, aren't they?! Woooowww!!!
We all first meet The Quileute Werewolves through Jacob Black. Jacob has a small but very significant part in Twilight. He basically serves as a tool, or a device to introduce Bella (and the audience) to the Quileute legends of vampires and werewolves. He also explains the ancient peace treaty between Jacob’s grandfather and Carlisle, which stated that the Cullens wouldn’t eat humans and that the two "families" would stay off each other’s turf.
From the first time Bella meets Jacob, though, she likes to be around him, even if he is two years younger than her. She even flirts with him a bit (bad, bad manipulative Bella) to get the dirt on Edward. It works because it’s obvious that Jacob has a crush on her. Lucky Bella!!!
Getting to Know The Quileute Werewolves
No doubt Bella really likes him. She calls him "her personal sun", her "gift from the gods", her "drug". Jacob also becomes the "rock" that saves Bella from drowning. The image of Jacob as a rock as well the name "Jacob" might also be Biblical allusions. If you're interested in that angle, be sure to check out "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory."
Bella and Jacob meet again in New Moon because Bella needs a good mechanic to fix two dilapidated motorcycles. She’s surprised to find that Jacob has grown into a handsome young man. Hello-oh…
Jacob is surprised as well, and from his enthusiasm and eagerness to please Bella, we can tell the guy still has a crush on her. Even when Bella tells him that she really likes him, but that she will never be able to love him the way he deserves, he says, "That’s my problem, isn’t it?". He still seems to hope that, one day, Bella will change her mind. He says, "I’ve got loads of time".
Time runs out much more quickly than both of them expected. Jacob turns into a werewolf and, soon after, Edward returns (rather, is brought back by Bella). Still, Jacob accepts his mission to protect humans from vampires, which causes trouble between him and Bella. Until the end, though, his love and dedication for Bella otherwise remains strong and he keeps to his promise to always be there for her. Once Bella has accepted his half-humanness (which, in turn, helps Jacob accept it), their relationship seems to grow even stronger.
Leader of the pack, Sam is the alpha male. What he says goes. Sam was the first of the Quileute boys to transform into a werewolf once the Cullens moved back to Forks. Because of his new life and mission, he turned down a college scholarship. Sam helps the other boys deal with their transformations and their responsibility as "protectors" – that is, keeping humans from getting chomped by vampires. Sam is engaged to Emily. Emily bears a horrible scar, from a time when she witnessed Sam’s lose control as a werewolf. Yet, their love for each other is obvious.
In wolf form, Sam is black, "tall as a horse, but more muscular" with "dagger-like incisors" (10.164). Sam finds Bella in the woods after Edward breaks up with her. At first, both Bella and Jacob dislike Sam, because they believe he brainwashed Jacob’s friends (Paul, Jared, and Embry) into joining his weird gang. When Jacob becomes a werewolf, Sam forbids him to share his secret with Bella. After Bella finds out, though, and Sam learns that the vampire Victoria’s after her, he does everything in his power to protect Bella.
Along with Quil, Embry is one of Jacob Black’s best friends. He and Jacob make fun of Sam Uley’s gang, until he turns into a werewolf himself. Since Embry can’t tell Jacob what’s happening to him, he starts avoiding his friend. But once Jacob becomes a werewolf, they’re best friends again.
Paul is a werewolf with a temper. When Bella shows up to an emergency pack meeting, Paul loses control and attacks her.
Quil is one of Jacob’s closest friends. Quil, Jacob, and Embry all make fun of Sam’s "cult," until they all turn into werewolves too. After Jacob goes through his change and avoids Bella, it’s Quil who tells her that Jacob has joined the gang. When Bella is finally in on the whole werewolf story, she learns that Quil’s next in line to become a werewolf too.
Jared was one of the first boys to turn into a werewolf after Sam.
Though not a werewolf herself, in many ways, Emily acts as a mother to the five werewolf boys. She cooks them huge portions of food and offers them a place where they can feel like a family. Emily is very beautiful – if it weren’t for the scar she bears from a night when Sam lost control as a werewolf.
Now, watch a video with great scenes of these good-looking werewolves!
That's all for today!
Teacher Jô Piantavinha