Love Is an Unstoppable Feeling

This multimedia is about the love conflict between Clary and Jace in the book City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. The main conflict about their love is being siblings. Clary and Jace love each other very deeply. However, they find out they are siblings so they can’t be a couple. A good song that sums up the love story is “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande. “I’d like to say we gave it a try. I’d like to blame it all on life” (1-2) This line from the song is what happened to Clary and Jace they loved each other and gave it a try, but they stopped loving each other because they were siblings. All the songs show the conflict of their love and what happens in the book.

 

“Almost Is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nathan Sykes:

“The truth is, everyone knows”(Grande 10)

This song shows the first stage of Jace and Clary being in love. “The truth is, everyone knows” (10) Everyone knew that they both had feelings for each other.

“Photograph” Ed Sheeran:

“Loving can hurt, loving sometimes hurt

But it’s the only thing I know” (Sheeran 1-2)

“Loving can heal, loving can mend your soul” (Sheeran 14)

The meaning of the two lines is saying that love is complicated. This represents how complicated Jace and Clary relationship is. They found out they were siblings so they can’t be a couple. However, they want to be together.

 “Stay” Rhianna Ft. Mikky Ekko:

“Round and around and around and around we go

Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know” (Rhianna 5-6)

This song is an example of what they both want to do. Jace and Clary still have feelings for each other, but they can’t show it because they are siblings. They both want to know if it is a “yes” or “no” for their relationship.

 “Back to December” Taylor swift

 “So this is me swallowing my pride

Standing in front of you, saying I’m sorry for that night” (Swift 10-11)

When Jace asks Clary she said no. After rejecting Jace, she regrets what she did because she truly wants to be with him.

“Just Give Me a Reason” P!NK Ft. Nate Ruess

 “Just give me a reason

Just a little bit’s enough

Just a second when are not broken just been bent

And we can learn to love again” (P!NK 13-16)

The love of Clary and Jace is not done, but the conflict is them being siblings. However, they can be together if they don’t mind other people’s opinion.

“Just So You Know” Jesse McCartney

“I shouldn’t love you but I want to

I just can’t turn away” (McCartney 1-2)

After deciding that they are not together, they can’t stop loving each other. Even when Clary was dating Simon for a period of time, inside her heart she wanted to be with Jace.

“Wildest Dream” Taylor swift

“I can the end as it begins

My one condition is” (swift 8-9)

This song shows what Jace did the night before he was going to find Valentine and kill him. He went to find Clary and he wanted to be with her one last time. “My one condition is”(8-9) Jace’s condition is to see Clary one last time before he dies when he tries to kill valentine.

“Clarity” by Zedd

 “Hold still before we crash cause we both know how this ends” (Zedd 3)

When Jace killed Valentine and both Clary and Jace survived, they found out they weren’t siblings and it was a lie. Even though they didn’t know what to do next the both know how it’s going to end in their relationship.

 

Lyrics found at:

“Genius Is the World’s Biggest Collection of Song Lyrics and Crowdsourced Musical Knowledge. Join Us.” Genius. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2015.

“Just So You Know Lyrics.” JESSE MCCARTNEY LYRICS. N.p., n.d. Web.

 

 

 

 

 

Love Before Blood

This is the third book of the Mortal Instruments series. If you don’t understand or you don’t want to know the ending, read the first two books.

*SPOILER ALERT*

“I fought so hard to bind Downworlders and Shadowhunters together, to protect the Accords. I thought I was chasing a sort of dream—something most Shadowhunters could hardly imagine. And now you’ve made it concrete and literal and real.” (484 Clare) Shadowhunters, demons, vampires, werewolves, faeries, and warlocks, all in one book. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare blends the themes of love and family in such a way that it leaves the reader hanging on because the book is unpredictable. A family doesn’t necessary mean you have to have the same blood. Your family members will always love you no matter what happens.

“‘I knew then that Jocelyn would never come back to me, because of you. You are the only thing in the world she ever loved more than she loved me. And because of you she hates me. And because of that, I hate the sight of you.’ ” (608) Valentine was Clary’s father but he never acted like a father to Clary. He hated Clary and never cared or loved her before.“ ‘I know that Lucian Graymark is like a father to you.’ ”(677) Luke is not her biological father. However, he was always there for Clary. When she was sad or alone he was always there. Most importantly, when she needed protection he was there to protect her, like a real father. Not only was Valentine the worst father anyone could have but Jonathan (also know as Sebastian) was the worst brother you could ever ask for.“ ‘ I’m telling you this so you won’t feel bad that you were taken in. Clary, you’ve met Jonathan. He just never told you his real name, because he was posing as someone else. Sebastian Verlac.’ ” (509) In the first two books, Clary and Jace feel in love, but they found out they were siblings. That information was false, however, they found out in the third book. Jonathan was her real brother, but nobody knew because he was posing as someone else, Sebastian Verlac. Jonathan is a despicable brother because he was on Valentine’s team of destroying all the Shadowhunters. Take Alec Lightwood for an example, Alec was a brave brother. He would risk his life to save his little sister and brother, “ It seemed strange that Alec, only a year or two older than Isabelle, was heading off to fight in a war, and the rest of them were going to stay behind. ” (539) Alec is nothing like Jonathan because he is a liar. He laid saying that he was Sebastian and helping Clary find Ragnor Fell. Valentine and Jonathan are both at the bottom of the list of being a true family member. Neither of them love or support their family. Valentine is a selfish father because Jocelyn left him to protect Clary, so he hates the sight of Clary. Jonathan does not have any affection for his mother or sister. All of the things they did was selfishness and no affection for Clary, Jocelyn, and all the other Shadowhunters around the world.

Whenever you wonder if your parents love you or not, ask this question to yourself: Do they care about you? Do they worry about you? Do they miss you when you are not at home? If you are not sure, predict what will happen if you hurt yourself. Will your parents run to you and ask if you are okay, or will they leave you on the ground and walk away. If you compare Valentine and Luke, Valentine would leave you on the ground but Luke will run to you and pick you up. You see the difference? A family will always be strong if you love, support and show affection to each other, and know that it is love before blood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via Ferrata Reflection

Above all, Via Ferrata was a trip filled with ups and down. We got to do the water activity and get wet and push people off the raft. On the second day, we got to climb but we only did the first route. The first route was short and fast so it wasn’t as fun. Because of the time, we couldn’t go on the second route but FA did.The first day could have been better if there wasn’t any rain. Because of the rain we couldn’t climb so we had to hike. I think that the hike was a waste of time because all we did was go up, took a picture and went back down. Besides that, the view was amazing and I took a lot of good pictures. The trip was unfair because FA got to do all the activities and complete all of them. Whereas, 8-1 and 8-2 had to do the water activity and climbing activity on the same day so we didn’t have time to do the second route of the climbing. The food in Via Ferrata was not as good so I didn’t eat a lot. However, I brought extra sandwich so I wouldn’t be hungry. To make Via Ferrata a better experience, I think that the teachers should let us decide who our roommates were because some of the roommate was unfair. Next year, I would suggest the new 8th graders to go to Via Ferrata in a sunny day so they would not have the same experience that we had. Other than the bad weather, hike, food, and some of the useless group actives we had to do, I had some good memories.

Be Strong and Believe in Yourself

“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, is about believing yourself, be strong, and fight self-doubt. When she wrote this song, Rachel was having a hard time. She didn’t know if she believed in herself. In the post above, there are three quotes from “Fight Song” that explains the meaning of it. When Rachel wrote this song, it was about believing yourself and being strong. “And I don’t really care if nobody else believes” (Platten 19) Rachel needed motivation because she doubted herself and didn’t think she could continue to make music. She wrote “Fight Song” because it was her motivation of believing herself and be strong to fight self-doubt.

citation:

“Rachel Platten (@RachelPlatten) | Fighting Self Doubt | via Tumblr.” We Heart It. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015.

“Rachel Platten – Fight Song.” Genius. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015.

“”Fight Song”” “Fight Song” – Presentation by Jessie.choi. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Sept. 2015.