I’m totally impressed by this plot twist. Seriously, I didn’t see this coming. Not! Clary gets kidnapped by totally living up to her great destiny of being a damsel in distress. If you guys don’t know I hate this fucking trope with a burning passion of a thousand suns! It’s one of the many reasons why I fucking despise Bella Swan so much, especially at the end of Twilight.
As women, we should be passed this trope. Yet, writers like Clare continues to prove me wrong. For all Clare protestations that she is such a feminist. Yet right now her main character is going to be saved by her big bad brother/love interest (no I’m not over that kiss, you can’t be surprised)!
Much like that bullshit that went down at the end of the first ‘Twilight’ book with James luring Bella into the most obvious trap EVAR! This shit with Clary does not make a lick of sense.
First of all, we just spent a very long scene stating quietly plainly that Valentine doesn’t give a shit about his kids. Much like most relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial ) in this series characters sees other people mostly as tools to be used and abused at will. Let me remind you that Clary has barely mentioned or interacted with her comatose mother at all during this book?
So why would Valentine’s demon minions capture Clary of all people, instead of you know trying to kill her? By the way, did Valentine show the demons a picture of Clary, because how the fuck did he know who they were to actually trying to snatch?
And lastly, this shit is exactly why Clarrisa Fray should have stayed her useless ass home! Despite what Clare likes to think, much like Bella Swan, Clary is the weakest link. Not because she was raised as mundane, I have never been the type of person to think that humanity equals being weak. No, Clary is the weakest links because of her unapologetic ignorance and her complete hubris in thinking that she is entitled to go into every dangerous situation without any weapons or self-defense training.