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Thirteen Reasons Why Analysis

  • Date Submitted: 05/30/2013 07:19 PM
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Tone                                                                                                                                                                             The tone that Jay Asher uses is somewhat tricky. The tone is foreboding; a strong inner feeling of a future misfortune. Hannah is having indecisive feelings, about whether to commit suicide or not, after so many people keep adding to her list. The examples provided next are the reasons why Hannah Baker committed suicide. For example, in chapter 6 page 88, it states “So who were you? I saw your height and you hair, but I couldn’t see your face clearly enough. Still, you gave yourself up, Tyler. The next day at school I asked so many people the exact same question, Where were you last night? Some said they were at home or at a friend’s house. Or at the movies. None of your business. But you, Tyler, you had the most defensive—and interesting—response of all.” In this section, the author shows us via narrator that he does feel bad for Tyler, when he says “Tyler, wherever you are, I am sorry. You deserve this, but I’m sorry.” Another example, chapter 15 page 278, is when Hannah is talking to her guidance counselor, and he suggest for Hannah to move on. “Or two, and I’m not trying to be blunt here, Hannah, but you can move on.” There, exactly there, is when Hannah decided to commit suicide, since her own counselor didn’t even try and help.
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