Hannah was a teenage a girl, new to the town she’d just move in. She became associates with a few people who attending school with her. As time went on, Hannah saw that she couldn’t be friends with most of the other teens. They were back stabbers and betrayed Hannah a lot. Living a normal teenage life, rumors started to spread about Hannah around the school. She had a poor reputation. Hannah joined a poetry class hoping to find happiness. The class wasn’t a success for her. After feeling like no one cared, Hannah started to consider suicide as her next decision.
She wanted help and someone to be there for her. But after telling Mr. Porter she was going to kill herself, he didn’t do anything to stop her. Hannah felt hopeless and unimportant. She later committed suicide by swallowing pills. Compare/Contrast (Thirteen Reasons Why Vs. If I Stay) It’s a life and death situation for both Hannah and Mia. Both teens go through different situations, but they both must choose to live or die. As Mia lies in a coma, her mind wanders back over her life. As Hannah records her tapes her mind wanders back over her life too.
The back-story of Mia’s life (if you want to call it that) blends in with her current situation, where she lies in hospital, on the outside giving no indication that she is there whilst very much being aware of what is going on around her. We see friends and her extended family rallying around her and she watches as they struggle to cope with the loss of her parents and her baby brother, and the possibility of maybe losing her too. Hannah on the other hand, her situation was nothing like that. She felted as if there was no way to go or no one to run to.
Her parents seemed to barely in her life. Maybe it was because she hardly mentioned them in the book. Her life was affected by others. She allowed them to push her into considering death as an option. Hannah gave up on herself because others did too. Major Characters Clay Jenson: Clay is our main man here, our narrator and guide through the frightening world of Hannah Baker's last hours. Much of the action in this story takes place in Clay's head, which means we have some pretty good insight into his character.
His character played a big part in the story. He was the “Good Guy” that Hannah wanted to get to know because everything she heard about him was all good. He was the only person in the story that didn’t have a negative impact on Hannah’s life. He never hurt, lied, betrayed, or used Hannah for his own selfish purposes. Clay was my favorite character in the story. I believe he was important, because if he would’ve gotten the chance to really know Hannah, could’ve changed her mind about committing suicide.
I think Clay could be best explained as a Dynamic character. Mr. Porter: Mr. Porter is older, but not so wiser and for someone who wasn’t mentioned as much as the other characters were, Mr. Porter surely did play a big part. Mr. Porter is the twelfth and final person on Hannah's list. His role in the story is simple: he fails to get help from a mental health professional or even to call Hannah's parents to alert them when she admits to him that she is suicidal. More than anybody else, Mr. Porter had the direct power to stop Hannah from killing herself.
Adults supposed to be the ones to save you from the bullies, get you out of bad situations, and make you feel better about yourself, sometimes. Mr. Porter, Hannah's guidance counselor, sure doesn't fit the bill. Because he's an adult, is he even more to blame for Hannah's death than the young kids who maybe just don't know any better? Tony: He had a big responsibility, which was to make sure all the tapes got passed around to everyone who was on it. Tony is a likeable guy, which is just one reason he isn't on Hannah's list.
In fact, when she sends him a copy of the tapes, he immediately calls her parents to warn them. After Hannah has taken her own life, Tony spends his afterschool time following the twelve people on the list, making sure they carry out her wishes. If you think about it, Tony is also playing an important role that Hannah – in her unstable and therefore selfish state – might not even have seen the need for. Tony is there for Clay throughout this process: he seems to be concerned for Clay and makes sure he is okay before he lets him out of the car. It's possible that Tony is the unsung hero.