Thirteen Reasons Why Themes & Motifs

Jay Asher
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Effects of One’s Actions on Others

One of the main lessons that Hannah seems to be trying to teach through her suicide tapes is the effect that one person’s actions have on those around them. While one could see Hannah’s recorded “letters” as blaming those to whom she speaks, it seems most likely the letters are actually more of a plea for these people to consider the effect their actions and words might have on others.

While Hannah seems deeply hurt by the lies and rumors that students choose to believe about her, she seems most disturbed by her own actions that she knows will affect other lives. Hannah is sickened by her own action as she stands by as a girl is raped and does nothing to stop the rape. Hannah is again angry with herself when she does not find some way...

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