Thirteen Reasons Why Essay
High school junior Hannah Baker is a young teen who has moved to the town of Cresmont, looking forward to a brand new high school, with high hopes of making new friends. Little did she know, making friends was harder than it seemed, especially when little rumors turned into big rumors. Rumors are followed by lies and betrayals that greatly hurt Hannah. Eventually she feels there is no solution to solve her ruined reputation and decides to commit suicide. She takes a bottle of pills, ending her life. However, just before her death, Hannah sends a box of audiotapes and a map around to thirteen of her classmates, all of whom played a part in the events leading to her death. Each one of the thirteen tapes addresses a different classmate and how they affected her life in a negative way. Each classmate must listen to all of the tapes including the tape that discuses their own role in her suicide.
Clay Jensen, former lover of Hannah, was one of the last peers to receive the tapes. Clay is shocked when he hears Hannah’s voice on the tapes, and even more shocked when he finds out that he was among one of the thirteen reasons why, Hannah Baker, ended her life. Clay, after listening to the tapes, is sickened to hear of all the things that had happened to her, but relieved to know that of all the thirteen people to receive the tapes he is the only one that did not have a negative impact on Hannah. However the tapes did greatly impact him and change his life, forever.
Justin Foley, Alex Standall, Jessica Davis, Tyler Down, Courtney Crimsen, Marcus Cooley, Zach Dempsey, Ryan Shaver, Clay Jensen, Jenny Kurtz, Bryce Walker, Mr. Porter; all people listed on Hannah's tapes, all the people that connected to the issue's in which led to Hannah's suicide. Who imacted her decision the most? Would Justin have affected Hannah's life the most? He was her first kiss, in a way he began everything. If not for Justin,...