Essay Topic 1
Discuss the narrative style of City of Ashes. Is the story related from the present or past tense? Is the narrator of the story involved in the action? Is the narrator's perspective omniscient or limited? How do each of these choices influence you as a reader? How would the narrative change from a different point of view?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the character of Clary in the novel. How old is Clary when the story begins? What does the author establish about Clary's past through exposition and flashback? What are Clary's strengths and weaknesses as a protagonist?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Clary's relationship with Simon in City of Ashes. How does their relationship evolve in the course of the narrative? What causes the changes in their relationship? Do you think that Simon is a likable character? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss Clary's relationship with...
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