Wow, Cassandra Clare just keeps shooting herself in her foot doesn’t she? First of all, how nice for her to prove me right by having Clary tell Luke that Jace would rather die than have to live his life as a normal human. Basically, telling us that Jace is such a huge racist anti-human bastard that he would rather die than be a normal human like the rest of us poor schmucks.
The second thing I wanted to point out is that Clare just outright said that the only thing that makes Shadowhunters better than normal humans are their ability to use runes. Without the runes, their only powers are to see the shadow world. Yet, they still think that they are superior to us simple paltry humans.
No, they are not and never have been superior to mundanes. Their society is both technological and socially backward, their government is corrupt, and their only power is to use runes.
The Shadowhunters and their xenophobia are completely based on nothing and Clare just stupidly showed that by writing this passage.