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City of Bones
City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones Theme of Art and Culture

Art, like literature, can open up new worlds. Unfortunately we can't reach into a Cezanne and try a piece of fruit or ask the Mona Lisa why she's smiling, but in the world of City of Bones, it's possible for a work of art to hide tangible secrets that you can pull out of it. Plus, City of Bones not only features a main character who aspires to be an artist and whose mother is an artist, but it also features a lot of references to famous artists, both classical and modern.

Questions About Art and Culture

  1. How does Clary's art background affect the way she views the world?
  2. What other benefits does Clary's art background give her?
  3. Do the art references in the book enhance or limit your vision of Clary's world?
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