Actually, how we see ourselves does not come from who we really are, but rather from how we believe others see us.” This was true in Hannah’s case. Hannah’s low self-esteem was caused by her peers’ increasingly low opinion of her. She believed that her classmates saw her in a poor light, so she did as well. In the novel, Hannah said, “I have no excuse. I could have stopped it-end of story. But to stop it, I felt like I’d have to stop the entire world from spinning. Like things had been out of control for so long that whatever I did hardly mattered anymore”. She felt that her actions did not matter anymore because no one would see her differently at that point in time. Her reputation had been built up as someone who was “easy” and untrustworthy. Others’ perception of Hannah caused her to doubt and hate herself in the end. This caused severe changes in her self-identity.
Suicide is an obvious issue in the book, because it is what the book is based on. Hannah committed suicide because of the things she went through, and at the end of the book clay ends up recognizing signs thanks to Hannah’s tapes and helps his old from Skye who he sees as pushing away from others and becoming distant. In the book Hannah says. Hannah cautions those she has mentioned on the tapes to not underestimate the power and influence their words and actions may have on the lives of others. They may think their actions are secluded and not a big deal, but as Hannah reveals, everything is connected and carries power and in return can cause someone to hurt themselves or even cause them to take their own
The book 13 Reasons Why is about a mournful, sad girl who decides to commit suicide and leaves cassette tapes on why and who did what. The character who decides to commit suicide is name Hannah Baker. She is emotionally hurt by all of the lies that everyone has been saying about her. Someone who doesn’t have much money and doesn’t have many friends starting a new school, then that number of friends expands. She is a very sweet and kind person who is loving and caring.
Page after page, Thirteen Reasons Why captivated me throughout the entirety of the story and left me weeping over the pain that Clay and Hannah experienced. Clay Jensen, a hardworking, overachieving high school boy, received a box of tape recordings from a girl who he’d never thought he’d hear from again—because she was dead. She committed suicide a week before and Clay was still in shock; feelings to which I could relate. Clay scavenged around town for clues about her life as he listened to the deranged voice of the girl he liked, Hannah Baker. He then learned her “reasons” for ending her life: people and actions—like the sexual harassments that multiple boys put her through or a death she felt she could have prevented—that left her broken and isolated.
Hey, it's Clay. Clay Jensen and this is my tape.( don't worry I'm still alive ), but I'm here to tell you about my opinion on Hanna's death more specifically how 11 others and I killed Hannah Baker.
There are seven tapes and each side of the tape is for a specific person who had a role in helping Hannah commit suicide. The first tape is addressed to Justin Foley who was Hannah’s first kiss. They had a sweet, innocent kiss, however, Justin decided to spread a rumor that much more happened, which lead Hannah to be called a “slut” for the rest of high school year.
Hannah and Mitch are from two different cliques which causes a problem with their relationship. When Hannah and Mitch are together, their relationship is good and fun, but when they are around his friends, the popular crowd, it is awkward and he barely talks to her. Mitch ends up breaking up with Hannah over text message and crushed her yet again. She then is determined to get away from Warsaw. Going to California causes an argument with her parents; she wants to get away from Warsaw and claims it is bad for her. She also tells her parents she does not want to end up like them. After graduating, she does move to California to being her residency. Hannah stayed in California for eight months and realized she hated it. She then moved to New York where she began school and loved
Hannah's tapes weren't only about people and the problems they have caused her; one of the tapes is about seeking help. She really needed someone to help her out with the burden she carries every day she needed someone to give a reason to live, she needed someone there for her. She needed a friend the type of friend that would listen and tried to understand what she's been going through. Like Hannah wants help she doesn't want to end it just there she wants a reason to live so in the book she says “ I’m giving life one more chance. And this time, I’m getting help. I’m asking for help because I cannot do this alone. I’ve tried that.”(Asher 269). Therefore, Hannah is asking for help even though Clay was there for her but she pushed him away
Hannah felt like she had no one to turn to during her most vulnerable moments. Hannah encountered being known as the school slut after being lied on by a popular football player and several other students; including a lesbian student. She lost her two best friends. She made a new friend who betrayed her by leaking her most intimate poem in the school newspaper; further confirming her peers’ thoughts that she was a slut. To add insult to injury Hannah was raped by a popular football player, and no one believed her. Which ultimately led to Hannah becoming depressed, and she describes herself as a broken soul. Hannah realizes she needs to attempt to get real help, at least once. Hannah goes to the school guidance counselor and confides in the counselor that she has been raped. The counselor tells Hannah if she does not give up her rapist name, she needs to just “move on”. Hannah immediately left his office and went home and killed
Courtney Crimson, started rumors that Hannah had sex toys in her bedroom. 6. After getting matched up with Hannah through a Valentine's Day survey, Marcus tried to make a move on her in a booth at Rosie's Diner. So, she had to push him out of the booth and onto the floor to get him to stop. 7. Zach stole the notes of encouragement left for Hannah by classmates in one of her classes. 8. Ryan Shaver stealing a very personal poem of Hannah's and published it as his, (a person she trusted wholeheartedly). (9) The ninth tape involved Clay and assured him that he had nothing to do with Hannah's suicide. He was actually really good to Hannah; he even confessed his feelings to her and they kissed. 10. Justin Foley, who was featured on the first tape, allowed Bryce Walker to have sex with Jessica while she was unresponsive. 11. After a party, Jenny Kurtz offered Hannah a ride home, but knocked down a stop sign with her car. Jenny refused to report the incident to authorities, and shortly after, there was an accident at the stop
Asher based this entire novel on his life; How he was affected by bullying and how he viewed teenagers interacting with each other. Initially, Jay talks about how each character in the book is somewhat relatable to him as he was growing up, but he identified that he felt the most connected with the character Clay (Diaz). Jay describes Clay as “non-confrontational,” an attribute he himself displayed in high school, which he says “can be good, but can also be a weakness” (Diaz). Not only was Jay able to align himself with Clay, he also found that he could join with Hannah’s character traits as well. Jay describes Hannah as, “a romantic in how she sees the world, which makes it even more crushing when the world doesn’t unfold how you think it
The exposition of this book is 13 reasons why Hannah Baker committed suicide. She leaves tapes behind for the people that have caused her to taker her life. Each side of the tape has a story on why a person has caused her to take her life. The rising action occurs when Clay revives a shoe box filled with tapes from Hannah Baker who committed suicide a couple weeks earlier. The tapes are sent to the people who gave Hannah a reason to kill herself. So Clay goes through the tapes trying to figure out why he belonged on one of these tapes. On his way through the tapes, he listens to other reasons why she killed herself. After he went through each tape, he saw those people differently.
Hannah grew up as an ordinary Maldivian girl. She was the top of her class unfortunately she had to graduate in year 11 so she could take care of her grandmother. Soon she has the offer to be taken to America with fake documents and no money to soon find out the “American dream” wasn’t what she thought it was going to be. She will do whatever it takes to survive the 16 hour days and verbally abusive mother.
Clay Jensen, a shy high school student, returns home from school one day to find that he has received a mysterious package in the mail. It contains seven double-sided cassette tapes used by Hannah Baker, a classmate who has recently committed suicide. Each tape details a reason that she killed herself. The tapes were sent to various other people before arriving at Clay's door.
For Thirteen Reasons Why, I am going to explain the literary terms. Thirteen Reason is about a girl named, Hannah Baker who killed herself. Before Hannah killed herself she made 13 videos of why this person made her make that decision.