And we are back! We are starting on Chapter Four of City of Ashes, and this chapter is choked full of fuckery.
So first of all, am I the only person who finds it strange that Cassandra Clare is actually pointing out in her own canon what’s wrong with the Shadowhunter Community? I mean, it’s one thing to be completely oblivious to the faults of your heroes much like Stephanie Meyer was with her vampires in her ‘Twilight’ Series.
However, this is Cassandra Clare telling us again in her own canon exactly why the Shadowhunters are all horrible people. The Shadowhunters community actually behaves and operates very similarly to a cult. They indoctrinate and isolate their children early on, and it’s almost impossible to leave on your own. I actually found this cult checklist and it’s pretty alarming they managed to fit every characteristic on that list.
So the only thing reason I can think why Cassandra Clare would even write this scene in the first place, is that she consciously knew how problematic The Shadowhunters are and she doesn’t seem to care.This actually fits into her usual modus operandi, so I’m not surprised in the slightest.