“In his place was a large red-brown wolf with black eyes.” Because Native Americans are just like wolves. More clumsy foreshadowing.
No, because she was told that his people were werewolves. Why not have a dream of him turning into a wolf?
“Fishing again.” I don’t know why she assumes this… he is the Chief of Police. Then again, she doesn’t seem in the least bit interested in his comings and goings.
Because he likes fishing and because there is no crime in Forks, ever or almost ever.
And she’s back to making things up. While the myth of the “Charitable Witch Doctor” (the actual translation of Stregoni benefici [why is only the first word italicized?]) isn’t too bad, it makes no sense that it would be applied to a vampire. It seems more like something that fought against vampires would be classified as something else- see Abraham van Helsing.
"It seems more like" isn't valid criticism.
“My sense of direction was hopeless; I could get lost in much less helpful surroundings.” I’m kind of torn on this. On one hand, it makes Bella into a totally helpless female yet again. On the other, I also have a terrible sense of direction. I guess I’ll take this as another token attempt at making her flawed.
From what I've read, no one saves her from anything caused by her clumsiness. I mean, come on, how is that a flaw? The worst that can happen is that you suck at sports and maybe sprain an ankle. I think Meyer knows this, and the clumsiness was an attempt to make Bella more interesting, not flawed. It actually succeeds sometimes, like this time you quoted. At other times, it fails abysmally. Sure, she's not a very good writer, but give her knowing what a character flaw is, eh? I think Bella's actual intended flaw is not caring much for friends. She's nice to them sometimes (going to buy clothes with them, for instance, as we see later), but mostly ignores them. And she's easily angered. These two last traits were, admittedly, overdone and made her unrealistic (as said in my last post), but, hey, at least she tried.
“Everyone was in t-shirts, some even in shorts though the temperature couldn't be over sixty.” And yet, two weeks ago, there was a foot of snow on the ground.
Which is quite possible, if unlikely, in Forks' latitude.
“He was so delighted to see me, I couldn't help but feel gratified.” Yeah, I totally believe he’s a huge jerk who’s just trying to get into Bella’s pants. Why is it that SMeyer has to ret-con everyone into worse than Edward?
She doesn't. All she has to do is say Bella doesn't love them. Which she doesn't. Because the central idea of the story is that love knows neither bound nor reason.
Enough of being devil's advocate for today.