City of Lost Souls

Topics: Protagonist, Antagonist, Fiction Pages: 3 (889 words) Published: February 11, 2014
English 1 MYP
26 September 2013

Response To Literature: City of Lost Souls
The following essay is a response to literature essay on City of Lost Souls this is the fifth installment of the Mortal Instruments. This book is 535 pages long. It is written by the author Cassandra Clare. It is a young adult fictional novel. This book is set in many places including New York, Idris (a fictional city), and Alicante (also a fictional city). This novel takes place in the present.

The main characters are Clary Fray, Jace Lightwood(Wayland), Simon Lewis, Sebastian Verlac A.K.A. Jonathan Morgenstern, Isabelle Lightwood, and Alec Lightwood. Other Characters include Magnus Bane, Raphael Santiago, and The Seelie Queen. Previously in the series: Clary Fray witnesses a gruesome murder on the floor of her favorite nightclub after seeking more information she finds that the victim was a demon and his murderers are Shadowhunters (demon slayers). This sprawls her into the world of Shadowhunters after her mother gets kidnapped and she realizes she is a Shadowhunter too. Throughout the last few books Clary and Jace fall in love. In the book previous to this Jace is killed by Clary’s father Valentine Morgenstern. Clary brings him back to life by wishing to the angel Raziel.

The fifth installment is a perfect example of a man vs. self conflict. In the beginning of this book Jace and Sebastian go missing. Sebastian being the evil antagonist, and Jace being one of the main protagonists this causes an uproar through the shadowhunter community. Clary eventually catches up with Jace and Sebastian but Jace is totally different. Sebastian had linked him and Jace together so whatever happened to Jace happened to Sebastian and vice versa. Jace acted just like Sebastian on the outside but couldn’t control it. This is an example of internal conflict because Jace knew what he was doing was wrong but he couldn’t control it. In the rising action Clary infiltrates Sebastian’s operation when...
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