Cassandra Clare has to be trolling us right? Seriously? Your boyfriend is laying dying in your arms, and you compare him to a LAMP?! Ugh, is anyone really supposed to be taking this shit seriously? Again, there is no emotion, no sadness depicted in this passage. The cherry on top of this fucked up sundae is; Clary is comparing Simon to a lamp that she broke when she was a child. I just can’t you guys with this bullshit.
*Mel’s comments: As I said in this post this doesn’t feel like Clary is in shock about any of this. It doesn’t have that robotic feel of someone experiencing this. To me, it just feels like Clary is acting like this because that’s what she thinks she has to do. Not because it is so overwhelming of an experience. I know that every one experiences something like this differently, but this scene just feels like Clare watched a bunch of movies with this type of scene and tried to replicate this with no real grasp of the emotional state that someone goes through.
The last thing on my mind when I found my friend was anything from my childhood, or breaking things. When my brother broke his arm I had a fascination with that and compared to breaking other things. Finding my friend dead was horrible and I shut down. I didn’t think of anything but what I thought I should have done to help her more. When I was talked to by the police and the paramedics I had no feeling I just shut down completely, they wanted to take me to the hospital along with her mother cause it was that bad.*