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City of Bones

City of Bones

  

by Cassandra Clare

Duty Quotes in City of Bones

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #7

"It's their job, Clary," [Simon] said gently. "Fighting demons--it's what they do. Not what you do." (19.104)

Having a duty gives the Shadowhunters a purpose, and Clary feels lost without a purpose of her own. No wonder she jumps on their bandwagon so quickly. And wanting to get her mother back didn't hurt the cause either.

Quote #8

"I may not believe in sin," [Jace] said, "but I do feel guilt. We Shadowhunters live by a code, and that code isn't flexible: Honor, fault, penance, those are real to us, and they have nothing to do with religion and everything to do with who we are. This is who I am, Clary." (19.122)

Jace's job defines him. Talk about a workaholic.

Quote #9

"Faithful unto death." (22.89)

Here, Luke is translating the NYPD motto, Fidelis ad Mortem, for Clary. It echoes the Shadowhunter motto, don't you think?

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