Bella becomes a vampire. She and Edward are beautiful, perfect people together, and they get to live together and have as much sex as they want in their prime state. Forever. This is essentially the mormon message. Keep it in your pants now, and you can be beautiful and have sex all the time in the afterlife.
he possesed a bat-like horror of the limelight
mediæval, medieval, a. and n.
[f. L. medius middle + ævum age + -al1.]
a. Showing the severity or illiberality ascribed to a former age; cruel, barbarous. colloq.
Ex: 1994 Q. Tarantino Pulp Fiction 131, I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’m gonna git Medieval on your ass.
Where is the literature which gives expression to Nature? He would be a poet who could impress the winds and streams into his service, to speak for him; who nailed words to their primitive senses, as farmers drive down stakes in the spring, which the frost has heaved; who derived his words as often as he used them—transplanted them to his page with earth adhering to their roots; whose words were so true and fresh and natural that they would appear to expand like the buds at the approach of spring, though they lay half smothered between two musty leaves in a library—aye, to bloom and bear fruit there, after their kind, annually, for the faithful reader, in sympathy with surrounding Nature.