This show is absolute trash. Not due to the screen writing or the acting or directing or anything like that. It was doomed to garbage from the very idea of it. This will contain spoilers, but don’t worry; if you haven’t watched it, you’re not missing much.
I cannot even express how much I loathe the concept and the whole story.
The whole idea revolves around how she is still active in her life after her passing.
This gives off a totally wrong message that what happens after you die will bring you satisfaction.
Sorry, but you’d be dead. Gone. Your life is literally over. (Okay, don’t get touchy here about religions or details.)
Another reason this show is terrible is that it shows her “revenge” makes another guy KILL HIMSELF! He is not supposed to be a good guy anyway. In fact, many people probably are thinking in the back of their minds “good, he deserved it.”
Not only does she make one person feel like dookie, she puts CLAY through the whole thing when he didn’t do anything wrong.
Yeah, maybe he should’ve stepped up and stood up for her, but some people are totally uncomfortable with it. It seems to me that Clay had a bit of social anxiety, but you know who cares? Not Hannah Baker.
Yes, I understand that it would’ve been worth her keeping her life, but how would he know that would lead to it? Yes, I know we don’t know what everyone is dealing with, and we should be kind to everyone. However, PEOPLE ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE PERFECT. Mistakes happen, we should realize when a mistake was made and try to not make it again in the future. Other people should also realize that those around them CAN MAKE MISTAKES.
It’s not like Clay was sitting over there going “yeah, make fun of Hannah, do it, aha!” Like, no. It isn’t his fault it happened.
She put that boy through absolute TORTURE having to listen to all of those tapes and stories and thinking that he had done something absolutely awful to make her kill herself. She says that he didn’t really do anything, but she doesn’t care. Because nobody is more important than Hannah Baker. (HEAVY SARCASM RIGHT THERE)
Hannah Baker’s life wasn’t so great so she has to make everyone else’s lives not so great.
She made herself a bully beyond the grave!
REVENGE JUST BRINGS YOU TO A LOWER LEVEL
AND IT’S NOT JUSTICE IF YOU’RE THE ONE ALREADY DEAD
Now, this sounds like I have no sympathy for suicidal people. That is so far from the truth. I am severely depressed and have had thoughts about suicide. Luckily, they stayed thoughts, and those thoughts scared me.
But this isn’t about me.
I understand that people want to kill themselves. However, I think most of us can agree that suicide is not good. We might even say suicide is bad. Therefore,
SUICIDE SHOULD NOT BE ROMANTICIZED
Which is exactly what 13 Reasons Why has done.
Now, I want to mention something that just irked me.
HANNAH COULD’VE ASKED CLAY OUT THIS WHOLE TIME
WE’RE IN THE 21ST CENTURY BRO
WE CAN SHOW OUR ANKLES, TALK ABOUT MENSTRUATION, VOTE, AND ASK SOMEONE OUT
How do you think two girls in a relationship do it? Do they wait for a guy to come in the middle and say “Hey, you two should go out. Will you go out with each other?” No.
That’s not how that works.
AND ANOTHER THING
Why does she put herself in these terrible situations all the time?
Now, I’m not victim blaming. It’s just a question. Nobody ever deserves these things! However, I feel that at some point when you purposefully put yourself in a certain situation in which things go wrong you may be insane. Well, that is the definition of insanity.
Insanity – when one repeats the same thing multiple times expecting a different outcome
C’mon Hannah Baker, just be more careful. Ask Clay out yourself. And don’t try to make other people’s lives crappy when they did it to you. Honestly, it makes you no better than them.
I wish that we could just re-do this. Of course awareness should be raised on teen suicide and depression and bullying. They’re huge issues. However, don’t romanticize it. It’s awful. It’s not the only answer. It doesn’t solve anything.
In 13 Reasons Why, it’s as though it’s the best option.