Now some of you might have noticed the paralles that have been drawn to our attention by Cassie, the fact that both Clary and Julian are the artistic types and drawing is their second life/hobby and Jace and Emma being the blonde, sacrastic fighters of their series, who can kill you right on the spot.
Interestingly what strikes me most about the Julian/Clary parallel is that they are not the fighter types (not as Jace and Emma), but there are chracters that constantly remind them of their ruthlessness, which sparkled my interest in them even more, because in a previous post I did discuss the Morgenstern side of Clary in which she came up with the plan how to kill her brother and then lied to him and stabbed him in the chest without giving it a second thought.
As gentle as they both seem, both Jace and Emma, even though strong fighters, couldn’t do what Julian and Clary did: Clary killing her father without grieving, while Jace was not able to do that and then later killing her brother in cold blood as well, Julian doing things that scare Emma. It doesn’t matter how much of a badass Jace and Emma are, in the end the quiet reserved ones are the ones who push people to do what they want them to do and not feel sorry about it.
Here are some of the examples:
“You have a dark heart in you, Valentine’s daughter,” he said. “You just won’t admit it. And if you want Jace, you had better accept it. Because he belongs to me now.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls
“A gentle boy with a gentle soul, but every soul contains its own opposite, and the opposite of gentleness was ruthlessness—the beautiful wreckage of mercy.” ― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight
‘’You are ruthless,“ said Magnus. “Even with yourself.’’ — Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows
Not to mention that Kieran has told him that as well, other faeries in the Unseelie Court have also acknowledged him as ‘‘the ruthless one’‘. I am just waiting for the moment when Julian loses his shit and Clary gets sick and tired of the Clave and their nasty nazi games and just look at them go wild. Especially Julian after that end of LoS.
“Desire is not always lessened by disgust. Nor can it be bestowed, like a favor, to those most deserving of it. And as my words bind my magic, so you can know the truth. If she doesn’t desire his kiss, she won’t be free.”
Clary Fray, Jace Herondale & Simon Lewis, City of Ashes
For a split second I relive [it]. My heart begins to race, and a tidal wave of pain comes crashing back. An incredible, inconsolable sadness overcomes me. The sadness is so great it suffocates me. I can barely breathe as a deluge of tears stream down my face. My hands become hot and red and tremble with fear. I try to control the shaking by clenching my fists, but I cannot make it stop.
I am alone. No one can help me. No one understands, and I am plagued by the senselessness of it all. Just for a split second, I am home again.
“No One Said Life Was Fair” a poignant and humorous memoir about growing up in an alcoholic family by Mary Kate DeCraene.
Being the child of an alcoholic is like being the only person awake in the back seat of a car, while the rest of the occupants sleep peacefully—the car careens out of control and flies off the side of a cliff.
“No One Said Life Was Fair" is a poignant and humorous memoir about growing up in an alcoholic family by Mary Kate DeCraene.