So this is the first time we see Clary in this book, and again right off the bat she makes it very obvious that it’s all about her and her feelings. First of all, the phone rings and instead of letting Simon answer it she just blows it off and tells them not to answer.
And this is where Cassandra Clare really shoots herself in the foot by not giving us a solid time reference.It’s totally understandable if Clary was at the hospital for days on end as she was forced to go home. And then Clary wanted to hang out with Simon because she didn’t want to be alone in Luke’s apartment; that is completely understandable. However, since we have no time reference we can only assume that a few days may have passed.
So it actually looks like Clary decided to just ditch her mother for a while to hang out with Simon. And normally, I wouldn’t be judging Clary as harshly, but this is after she completely ignored or forgot about her huge chunks of time in ‘City Of Bones’ Now, meanwhile, Luke the ever dutiful stalker is glued to Jocelyn’s bedside. This makes it looks like that Clary could give a rat’s ass about Jocelyn.
I especially want to point out how selfish Clary was being when she took Jace to see their mother. Clary didn’t bring Jace to the hospital to bond with their mother for the first time since he was abducted by Valentine. No, Clary makes it abundantly clear that she only brought Jace there was because she wanted him to wake her mother out of her coma. As much and much as I despise Jace, he is still an abuse traumatized child and Clary unrepentantly used him for her own gains.
And when Jace didn’t accomplish what Clary wanted, she went off on him. Because god forbid if some things don’t automatically work out for Clary the way to she wanted them to.