“Oh. Great,” Clary said. Maia, she told herself, was nice. She was smart. She was pretty. She was also a werewolf. A werewolf with a crush on Simon. But maybe that was as it should be. Maybe his new friend should be a Downworlder. After all, he was a Downworlder himself now. Technically, he shouldn’t even be spending time with Shadowhunters like Clary. “I guess you’d better go, then.”
– City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 1: The Portal
Could this passage be insincere or immature? You can basically hear the tiny violins in the fucking background! CLARY CHEATED ON SIMON WITH HER OWN BROTHER RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM!!! If this was a sane and logical book, Simon would be seemingly trying to move on with a person that he has things in common with, and by all rights actually want him back.
As I said in the previous post, Simon later reveals that he was just really trying to make Clary jealous and clearly he succeeded. By the way, Clary never really considers the reason why Downworlders rather hang out Shadowhunters is that all Shadowhunters are clearly xenophobic bigots.
It’s equivalent to people asking me a Black woman why I don’t hang out with KKK members?
Honestly, it literally took Clary zero time to be just as much a bigot as Jace, to be honest. It’s even worse because she literally has two Downworlders in her life, and she never challenges the Shadowhunter’s bigotry and has the nerve to be self-righteous about it.
In the end, Clary continues to be a jealous prejudiced bitch and no one is surprised.