1810 England, the height of the Napoleonic wars. It was thought that humans walked the path of enlightenment leaving monsters and dark things behind. However, those monsters and night stalkers merely hide in the darkness, as a young maid, Bernadette, soon finds out.
Yep, totally fine, no homicidal, murderous urges here.
Twilight question for those who might know:
What was the concequence to becoming a vampire? Edward wouldn't turn Bella because he didn't want her to lose her soul. What does that mean? Edward didn't appear to be suffering in any way due to not having a soul, so what was the big deal?
While the other answer is funny, if you're looking for the real answer: Edward didn't know if he had a soul or not, he just assumed that he no longer had one. It was more just a bad case of vampire's guilt, much like Catholic guilt.
There are so many meanings of losing a soul. But specific to vampires:
Folklore: The soul goes wherever it has to go and the person/vampire come back without it.
Religion: A lost soul is often synonym of a damn soul. The vampire damn himself by killing humans.
Moral: The person, by becoming a killer/monster, lose himself (his identity), also referred as losing his soul or spirit.
In twilight, I think what Edward fear the most is seeing Bella become a blood thirsty killing monster like he did at some point. But, I only read the unsufferable first book (but seen a little bit less unsufferable movies).
I like Statistic's answer. But if you want serious then Stygma's answer. Either way, Twilight is a horrible movie. It got kids running out in the streets, jumping off of cliffs for their abusive boyfriends to show their love. Or kids trying to find a poor wolf to hump.
@Stygma and how is that different from the NORMAL Bella?
But, here is the answer, because this happens in nearly EVERY vampire romance. that and, if it did happen in the first novel, then there would be no sequels(hooray...i'm so happy...)