Cellophane, Mr. Cellophane shoulda been my name
Mr. Cellophane ’cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me and never know I’m there
— John Kander, Fred Ebb (Chicago)
Yesterday, we discussed why Clary is a convenient friend and I basically came to the conclusion that Simon really needs to cut Clary out of his life and make some real friends. However, these snippets concretely show that Clary doesn’t really give a shit about anyone but herself. Simon basically spelled out why Clary has only one friend. It’s because Simon has such low self-esteem that he will just take any crap she gives him. I mean Simon said outright that he thinks that Clary doesn’t need him, and often forgot him.
I’m socially awkward and introverted as fuck but for me, Clary comes off as someone who thinks that the only people worth her time are people who give her their undivided attention and never ever questions her shitty behavior. Well, unless your Jace Wayland, but Jace gets a pass because he’s hot. At this point, I’m beginning to realize that much like Edward and Bella from Twilight, Clary and Jace really do deserve each other.