He falls in love with Bella soon after she arrives in Forks.Edward knows that he could kill Bella easily, a fact that torments him so much that, in the book New Moon, he decided to leave Forks with his family so they wouldn't be able to hurt her.Carlisle Cullen was the son of an Anglican priest, born in 1640s London, England, during a time of religious upheaval.His father and other pastors hunted creatures such as witches, werewolves, and vampires, often mistaking humans for them.
However, she soon discovers that the family is a coven of vampires.
As his father grew older, Carlisle assumed his role.
One night, he was attacked by a vampire and left to die on the streets.
Bella expresses a desire to become a vampire herself, against Edward's wishes.
In the second novel, New Moon, Edward and the other Cullens leave Forks in an effort to keep Bella safe from the vampire world.