City of Bones Topics for Discussion

Cassandra Clare
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One of the prevalent themes of this story is betrayal. Discuss three examples of betrayal. What are the effects?

Why does the Circle feel that all Downworlders should be killed? How does the Clave feel about this and why?

Discuss family. What family ties do the young Shadowhunters have? How do these ties affect them?

What point of view is used in this novel? Why might the author have made this choice?

3. Define and discuss elitism. List some examples of elitism in this novel and explain them. Do any of these examples of elitism mirror events in the real world?

Jace and Alec point out to both Simon and Clary that there is a big difference between magic and glamours. Discuss the difference between glamours and magic. In this story, what is the difference? Who or what is able to cast them?

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