Cassandra Clare’s Trilogy – The Infernal Devices

Cassandra Clare’s Trilogy – The Infernal Devices

New York’s Times bestselling author, Cassandra Clare, places her audience into an alternate universe full of mystery, love, confusion, and identity crisis in her three-volume pre-quell, The Infernal Devices. In this trilogy, Cassandra Clare follows the lives of a 17-year old American girl and her male companions who are exposed to miraculous yet terrifying events such as dark magic, mythical creatures, and true love. She keeps her audience in deep anticipation awaiting each additional book. Through fantasy and fiction, utilizing the classic hero’s journey as her guide, Clare introduces real-life dilemmas in a mystic storyline that ...

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is brought to a hidden church where Will resides and is questioned by a secret society called Shadowhunters (demon hunters). Tessa is invited to stay with them on her quest to find her brother. She becomes accustomed to the people living in the church and befriends them including a silver-haired and kind man named James Carstairs (Jem) who happens to be Will’s best friend. Finding herself falling in love with both Will and Jem, Tessa must pick between the two. She continues in her journey of magic, danger, perils of love, and growing up.

In Clockwork Angel, Clare immediately pulls in the reader with a common theme of identity crisis while entering the unknown, which is an often used in a hero’s journey narrative. Tessa learns that she is a warlock and explains how she feels alienated and has no identity stating. “If no one in the world cared about you, did you really exist at all” (Clare, Clockwork Angel 63). Not only does Tessa learn that she now must reinvent ...

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is found with characters in their journey along with the introduction of mentors to foster these “powers.” Holmes provides the argument for this by stating, “The hero often carries a magical sword or some other object that gives him or her strength on the journey” (Holmes 21). Tessa doesn’t have a sword per se but she is able to change into living or deceased beings including reading their thoughts and feelings. Deb Peterson, in her article, “The Role of Archetypes in Literature,” adds to this stating, “Mentors provide heroes with motivation, inspiration, guidance, training, and gifts for the journey” (Peterson 2). In Tessa’s case, the mentors proved to be the ...

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