So in ‘City Of Bones’ we were given the impression that Jace, Maryse, and Robert had a good relationship. It was also implied in ‘City of Bones’ that the Lightwoods considered Jace to be one of their children.
These snippets here completely contradicts everything that Cassandra Clare has written about their relationship up to this point. Jace pretty much spelled out here in these snippets that Maryse treated Jace more like an obligation than how a mother treats her son.
I mean, Maryse lovingly told her children bedtime stories, when she just sent Jace to bed. It’s pretty obvious from the subtext of that snippet that Maryse never goes in and try to check up on him. So, now I have to wonder why Cassandra Clare decided to write Jace and the Lightwoods relationship in this way? This is really a total 360 from everything that we been told about the Lightwoods up to this point.
I also want to talk about how horrible Maryse is being in this scene here. She is demanding that Jace just shut his feelings of love towards his own father away and tell her that he hates Valentine, his father. Maryse of all people has to know about the extensive and horrible amounts of abuse Jace has suffered as a child. She also has to realize that is very typical for the abused child (and Jace Wayland is an abused child) to protect their abusers. This is especially common for victims of parental abuse.
Yet, Maryse never seems to care about what Jace might be feeling, no all that matters is that Jace declares his hatred of the only biological parent he’s ever known. It is an unnecessarily cruel thing to say to an abused child.
I also want to point out that Maryse was lying out of the crack of her ass when said that both heard her and her husband denounced Valentine. This is yet another contradiction to what Cassandra Clare wrote in the first book. The subtext made it pretty damn clear that the only reason they denounced Valentine was because they would’ve gotten a harsher sentence than they got if they didn’t. Hodge basically confirmed this when betrayed them in ‘City of Bones’. So Maryse is not only being a horrible person by verbally abusing Jace (and yes I do call this verbal abuse ), she’s also a fucking hypocrite as well.
So as you can see any kudos I gave Maryse for being one of the first women Shadowhunters to go out in the field is pretty much gone now. Maryse is pretty much a selfish bitch, and like every parent in this damn series, a is actually a horrible parent to boot.