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Quotes

Quote #1

"The Law is hard, but it is the Law." (7.99)

And Jace and the other Shadowhunters must adhere to it. No questions asked.

Quote #2

"My oath to the Covenant binds me," [Jace] said. "No such oath binds you." (8.60)

Here, Jace is telling Clary that she can tell Simon all about the Clave, etc., because she isn't forbidden to do so. We have a feeling that Jace wouldn't tell Simon anything even if he had a gun pointed at his head. There are some rules you just don't break.

Quote #3

"I thought the Clave was pledged to protect people." (10.83)

Sure, that pledge sounds a lot like a law, designed to get the Shadowhunters to do their duty. But things get grayer when you consider the fact that who falls into the category of "people" is debatable.

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