Clary thought of the cold eyes of the Inquisitor, her narrow, hard stare, and tried to feel
pity for her. “I think it made her crazy,” she said. “Really crazy. She was horrible to me—
but mostly to Jace. It was like she wanted him dead.”
“That makes sense,” said Amatis. “You look like your mother, and your mother brought you up, but your brother—” She cocked her head to the side. “Does your brother look as
much like Valentine as you look like Jocelyn?”
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Chapter 5: A Problem With Memory
I don’t know what Clare meant to write, but I pretty sure she didn’t write Amatis judging Clary by her looks to determine if she’s a good person. Honestly, that is literally the stupidest way to judge a person. There are plenty of normal look people who turn out to be horrible. The best example is Scott Peterson. Scott Peterson killed his wife and their unborn child because he wanted to be with his mistress. No one ever thought that this guy was ever capable of doing that. Scott Peterson looked a like a normal middle-aged white man with the perfect American life. Great job, beautiful wife, gorgeous home, and a child on the way. Yet, in the end, he still coldly killed his wife and unborn child. yet he was still found guilty of his crimes. Again: You can not (and should not) judge someone simply by their looks!
And Cassandra Clare is an idiot simply for writing this. By the way, you remember when I went off on Amatis just spilling every bit of tea to the daughter of Valentine? Yeah, this is Clare’s sorry excuse for that. The only people are buying this bullshit is Clare and her stans. Just like everyone in this goddamn series, Amatis is a fucking idiot! Surely, she looks like Jocelyn, so of course, Clary is the good kid.
Genetic inherent personality trait cannot simply be guessed by how someone looks. By that logic, since I look mostly like my drug dealer biological father I should be a drug dealing as well. When reality, my personality is somewhat similar to my mother than my father.
In conclusion, Clare trying to come up with a flaccid excuse for her info dump she made Amatis look rock dumb.