13 Reasons Why
The main conflict in the story is that Clay doesn’t know what he did to Hanna that made him a reason as to why she committed suicide.As a reader I don’t know what Clay did that became a conflict. The problem affects Clay and his emotions towards Hannah and what he has to do with her suicide. Clay continues to listen to the tapes and visits places that had a strong meaning towards Hannah. The conflict is definitely affecting Clay internally because he thinks of Hannah and how shy he was to talk to her and how much he regrets it. The conflict is obviously personal to Clay. “As the stories go by one by one, I find myself relieved when my name isn’t mentioned. Followed by a fear of what she [Hannah] hasn't said yet, of what she’s going to say, when my turn comes. Because my turn is coming. I know that. What did I do to you, Hannah? ” (pg.73) This quote shows how anxious and how scared Clay is to know what he did. It also shows how Clay doesn’t know at all about what he did. This next quote shows Clay visiting one of Hannah’s meaningful places.” In honor of Hannah, I should order a hot chocolate. At Monet’s they serve them with tiny marshmallows....”(pg.69)
In 13 Reasons Why, the characters are, Hannah Baker, Clay Jensen, Justin Foley, Alex Standall, Jessica Davis, Tony, Tyler, and other teenagers and teachers that are mentioned. Hannah is the girl that committed suicide and recorded all of the tapes that state the 13 reasons why she killed herself. There are seven loose audio tapes each tape has a number on each side. The tapes involve people and what they did that made them a reason as to why Hannah killed herself. Clay, Justin, Alex, and Jessica represent 4 of those people. In the book Hannah states this,”Alex Standall it’s your turn.I’m sure you have no idea why you’re on here Alex.”(pg.36) She also says this,”But it’s more than just a scratch. A punch in the stomach and a slap on the face. It’s a knife in my back because you would rather believe some made-up rumor than what you know to be true.” (pg.68) This statement is being told to Jessica in one of the tapes. She is telling her this because Hannah feels betrayed by her, deeply. Hannah isn’t static,she feels happy and in love for some parts and then betrayed and hurt the for other parts of the book.