Blood Phobia is a fear of blood, whether one's own or someone else's. Symptoms include, as in Bella's case, fainting.
Q&A with Stephenie Meyer
Q: Other than Debussy, what kinds of music does Edward listen to? Does he prefer classical or has he a favorite modern style of music?
Stephenie Meyer: Edward likes a wide range of music (he has a lot of time on his hands for listening). He likes classical, jazz, progressive metal, alternative rock, punk rock, and some emo. He prefers indie rock to mainstream. He doesn’t prefer rock over classical–he appreciates both. As a general rule, he doesn’t like country.
Clair de Lune is French for moonlight.
It is thought to have been inspired by a poem of the same name by Paul Verlaine (1844 – 1896) :
Your soul is a chosen landscape
Where charming masked and costumed figures go
Playing the lute and dancing and almost
Sad beneath their fantastic disguises.
All sing in a minor key
Of all-conquering love and careless fortune
They do not seem to believe in their happiness
And their song mingles with the moonlight.
The still moonlight, sad and beautiful,
Which gives the birds to dream in the trees
And makes the fountain sprays sob in ecstasy,
The tall, slender fountain sprays among the marble statues.
Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1607.
It tells the story of Macbeth, who after receiving a prophecy from three witches, is fuelled by dark ambition to become the next King of Scotland. Consequently, he murders King Duncan, takes the throne for himself, but is soon maddened by grief and forced to commit murder after murder. The play ends with madness and death for the King, and his equally ambitious wife.
A curious superstition amongst actors requires that they never speak the name of the play, calling it instead "the Scottish play".