|“||I recorded 12 tapes, I started with Justin and so Jessica, who each broke my heart. Alex, Tyler, Courtney, Marcus, who each helped to destroy my reputation. On through, Zach and Ryan, who broke my spirit. Through Tape number 12, Bryce Walker, who broke my soul.||”|
|— Hannah describing the curt version of why they’re all on the tapes, in “Tape seven, Side A”|
are a set of vii cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakery before she commits suicide. The tapes consist of audio recordings on each side of the 7 tapes, except for the last i, where she left the last side blank, recording 13 audio recordings instead of 14 equal ones, however Dirt later fills this side in at the very cease. The tapes were passed downwards, in lodge, to Justin Foley, Jessica Davis, Alex Standall, Tyler Downwardly, Courtney Crimsen, Marcus Cole, Zach Dempsey, Ryan Shaver, Sheri Holland, Clay Jensen, Bryce Walker, and Kevin Porter. Before she died, she besides sent a 2d ready to Tony Padilla. They serve as the overall narrative for the entire starting time flavour of
thirteen Reasons Why. The tapes reveal the 13 reasons why Hannah chose to end her life and were created for the purpose of the subjects on her tapes learning how their actions destroyed her life and culminated in her killing herself.
The ultimate fate of the Tapes was revealed in Graduation when Jessica, Alex, Tyler, Courtney, Zach, Ryan, Tony, Clay and Ani bury the tapes in Evergreen.
*Bryce Walker never gets the original tapes, we encounter that he is told virtually them in the last episode of the first season. Over a year after Hannah’s death, Bryce listens to Tony Padilla’s copies.
Almost the tapes
Tape 7, Side B
Hannah’s Reasons Map
Who Hannah Sent The Tapes To (TV Series)
Who is Responsible for each Record (Book)
Hannah’southward Reasons Why Not
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Nearly the tapes
A box is found at the foot of Clay Jensen’s steps. Upon opening it, he discovers that it is a shoe box containing vii cassette tapes recorded by the belatedly Hannah Bakery, his classmate and emotional crush who recently committed suicide. The tapes were initially mailed to i classmate with instructions to pass them from i student to another, in the way of a chain letter of the alphabet. On the tapes, Hannah explains to thirteen people how they played a role in her death, past giving 13 reasons to explain why she took her life. Hannah has given a second gear up of tapes to 1 of their classmates, the identity of whom Clay later discovers, and warns the people on the tapes that if they do not pass them on, the 2nd set up will be leaked to the entire pupil body. This could lead to the public embarrassment and shame of certain people, while others could face up physical harassment charges or jail fourth dimension. Through the audio narrative, Hannah reveals her pain and suffering and the slide into depression that ultimately leads to her suicide. She lists her first crush, a boy who voted her “best ass in the freshman class”, a former friend, a peeping Tom, a liar, a goof who takes advantage of her, a hater, a thief who steals her poems, a member of the list that already passed, a cheerleader who crashes into a stop sign, the guidance advisor, and Clay, her soul-mate, all who thought their actions were harmless, or that they wouldn’t affect or scar her. They were wrong.
Tape seven, Side B
The B side of the seventh tape is recorded past Clay, it details Bryce’south confession to raping Hannah, merely not explicitly, as Bryce isn’t aware that what he said is a confession to rape.
Clay cycles to Bryce’s firm to effort to go an audio recorded confession out of him, in hopes of getting him to admit that he raped Hannah, he pretends to buy drugs from him and he starts to talk almost him and Hannah, to which the extent of, is him getting vanquish up. Even so Bryce eventually unknowingly confesses to seriously sexually assaulting Hannah, which is all Clay needs, nosotros see him make a sly grin before we see him bike dwelling house with a joyous and relief filled scream, withal we as viewers exercise not know that he has a recorded confession until Tony turns upward at his house, they go upstairs to his sleeping accommodation and Clay puts the record into a cassette and CD actor and plays the record, to which Tony states “He fucking confessed?!”
The tape subjects and their reasons for existence on the tapes is shown below.
|“||Oh, and the box of tapes should have included a map. I’ll exist mentioning several spots around our beloved city. I tin can’t force y’all to visit them, merely if you’d like a little more than insight, head for the stars. Or, you lot know, simply throw the map away and I’ll never know…or volition I?||”|
— Hannah Baker[src]
Along with the tapes, the box came with a newspaper map of the city that Hannah wants the listener (or in this case, Clay) to employ, in order to guide them to the places she mentioned on the city where events had taken identify. The locations marked by Hannah herself is listed beneath:
- “C-four” – First Baker Residence, where Hannah threw her first and just party.
- “A-4” – Down Residence, Hannah’due south stalker lives here.
Hannah’s Reasons Map
was a diagram of names complied and created by Hannah Baker in order to characterization the people who had hurt her and to add on her tapes. The names are circled and connected in society of who appears on her tapes. The names crossed out are not on Hannah’s tapes. Olivia Baker discovered the diagram after she went through Hannah’due south things and later used it on her billboard to map out Hannah’s life as she described in her tapes. The map was besides used to event the subpeonas for the kids in Hannah’s degradation. At that place is a inscription at the bottom maxim “In that location ARE OTHERS”, meaning there are other people who wronged Hannah.
In order of which the names are continued:
- Tyler Down
- Courtney Crimsen
- Marcus Cole
- Zach Dempsey
- Ryan Shaver
- Justin Foley (Connects to Jessica and Sheri)
- Jessica Davis
- Alex Standall (Connected back to Tyler Down)
- Sheri Holland (Also connected from Justin)
- Clay Jensen
- Bryce Walker (Circled iii times)
- Kevin Porter
- Tony Padilla (Circled by itself with a question mark, maybe equally the passer of Hannah’southward Tapes)
NAMES CROSSED OUT:
- Skye Miller
- Montgomery de la Cruz
- Mrs. Bradley
- Jamie Garrison
- Mrs. Antilly
- Master Gary Bolan
- Jeff Atkins
Who Hannah Sent The Tapes To (Television receiver Series)
|i||Justin Foley||For taking a racy picture of Hannah on a appointment and allowing Bryce to spread the photo to the entire school and for sparking the rumors of her being a “slut” and for breaking her centre.|
|2||Jessica Davis||For mistakenly believing that Hannah was the reason for her breakup with Alex,
calling her a slut, and so slapping her. Calling her a slut meant that Jessica had started to believe the rumors that destroyed her reputation and objectified her.
|3||Alex Standall||For listing Hannah’s donkey as the best one of school in order to spite Jessica for refusing to accept sex with him, this further destroying her friendship with Jessica and her reputation.|
|4||Tyler Downward||For stalking Hannah and spreading her and Courtney’southward kiss photo over the schoolhouse, and for destroying her reputation.|
|5||Courtney Crimsen||For throwing Hannah under the coach to avoid being discovered as one of the people on the osculation’ photo, and for destroying her reputation.|
|vi||Marcus Cole||For humiliating and attempting to sexually assault Hannah in public on their One Dollar Valentine’due south date to see if the rumors of her being “easy” were truthful, this helped to destroy her already tarnished reputation.|
|seven||Zach Dempsey||For stealing the “positive notes” destined to Hannah in Communications class out of revenge for her dissing him, and for breaking her spirit.|
|eight||Ryan Shaver||For stealing a poem she wrote noting her personal problems and publishing it in the school newspaper without her consent, which further broke her spirit.|
|9||Justin Foley||For not stopping Bryce from raping his girlfriend, Jessica. Hannah includes herself on this tape as well as she did nothing to stop Bryce from raping Jessica.
|10||Sheri Holland||For abandoning Hannah after she crashed her car into a terminate sign which later caused the death of Jeff Atkins and so refusing to accept responsibility for her deportment.|
|xi||Clay Jensen||For leaving Hannah at her request, after they shared a kiss. However, Hannah notes that Clay does non deserve to be on the tapes (she confesses her admiration and like for him) only it was necessary to add him to the reasons because he was important to what happened and she wanted him to know. Hannah again includes herself on this tape as she blames herself for pushing Clay away.
|12||Bryce Walker||For raping Hannah in his hot tub, this bankrupt her soul and pushed her to suicide. In the tapes she states that Bryce had forced her to live up to her reputation, which she knew would never get away.|
|13||Kevin Porter||For non helping Hannah subsequently she described rape and her suicidal thoughts, he failed to realize she was request for help when she was giving “life one more chance.” This record includes the entire conversation that Hannah had with Mr. Porter. He tells her that if she can’t name Bryce or confront him, she needs to try to “motility on”, which ultimately, is what she does afterward the conversation.
||This tape includes a recorded confession of Bryce admitting that he raped Hannah Baker after Clay Jensen coerced and provoked him into confessing to his crime. This tape is later added to Hannah’s set up to be used against him in court.
Who is Responsible for each Record (Book)
The plot of the starting time flavour of the series is largely faithful to the book, although some details differ.
1 of those differences is the verbal sequence of the tapes. Much of the same events are described, but at that place are a couple of name changes (Marcus Cooley in the books is Marcus Cole in the Netflix serial and Jenny Kurtz is Sheri Holland). Alex and Jessica’s tapes commutation places, and Dirt’due south tape comes earlier in the volume when compared to the series.
|one (Cassette 1: Side A)||Justin Foley||For giving Hannah the shoulder after their pause-upwardly, and encouraging the spread of spicy rumors later.|
|2 (Cassette ane: Side B)||Alex Standall||For list Hannah’due south ass as the best ane of school, and for destroying her friendship with Jessica and her reputation.|
|three (Cassette 2: Side A)||Jessica Davis||For mistakenly believing that Hannah was the reason for her breakup with Alex,
and for breaking her middle.
|4 (Cassette 2: Side B)||Tyler Downwardly||For stalking Hannah and spreading her and Courtney’s kiss photograph over the school, and for destroying her reputation.|
|5 (Cassette iii: Side A)||Courtney Crimsen||For throwing Hannah under the bus to avert being discovered as one of the people on the kiss’ photo, and for destroying her reputation.|
|half-dozen (Cassette 3: Side B)||Marcus Cooley||For humiliating Hannah in public on their One Dollar Valentine’due south engagement, and for destroying her reputation.|
|7 (Cassette four: Side A)||Zach Dempsey||For stealing the “positive notes” destined to Hannah in Communications class out of revenge for her dissing him, and for breaking her spirit.|
|eight (Cassette four: Side B)||Ryan Shaver||For stealing a poem she wrote noting her personal issues and publishing information technology in the schoolhouse newspaper without her consent, and for breaking her spirit.|
(Cassette 5: Side A)
|Dirt Jensen||For leaving Hannah at her request, later they shared a buss. All the same, Hannah notes that Dirt does not deserve to be on the tapes (she confesses her adoration and like for him) but information technology was necessary to add him to the reasons because he was important to what happened and she wanted him to know.|
|10 (Cassette 5: Side B)||Justin Foley and Hannah Baker||For allowing Bryce to rape his girlfriend Jessica. Hannah includes herself on this Cassette every bit well as she did goose egg to stop Bryce from raping Jessica. Hannah states that the reason she didn’t list Bryce as a reason here is because “the tapes need to be passed on. And if I sent them to him, they would stop. Think almost information technology. He raped a girl and would leave town in a second if he knew… well… if he knew that we knew.”|
(Cassette 6: Side A)
|Jenny Kurtz||For abandoning Hannah later on she crashed her machine into a terminate sign which afterward acquired the death of Jeff Atkins.|
|12 (Cassette 6: Side B)||Bryce Walker||For raping Hannah in his hot tub, and for breaking her soul.|
|xiii (Cassette 7: Side A)||Mr. Porter||For not helping Hannah later on she told him about her sexual assail and suicidal thoughts, and failing to realize she was asking for help when she was giving “life one more chance.”|
Hannah’due south Reasons Why Not
|“||11 reasons, she came upwardly only short. But she left and so many out, you know that, don’t you? No thing how many reasons there might exist ‘why?’ in that location are ever more ‘why non?’||”|
— Olivia Baker to Clay Jensen on Hannah’s Reasons Why Not list.[src]
In “Adieu”, Olivia Baker, searching through Hannah’s things, finds a list. The lists contains Hannah’south reasons why she shouldn’t ‘leave’ (impale herself). She shows this list to Clay stating that Hannah wrote it, he looks at it and she tells him that he is on in that location “at least one time, peradventure twice, did she telephone call you Helmet?”, he confirms. This makes Clay two separate reasons equally to why she should stay, she besides does this with her Mom and Dad. Unfortunately, the things and people on her listing weren’t stiff plenty to keep Hannah alive, keep Hannah on Globe. The listing contains people and things that Hannah would consider staying alive for, in her words:
Mom and Dad
– They will blame themselves, and it’southward not their mistake.
– I could get there someday. If non college, then after college. And perchance I could beginning over in that location.
– He will likewise think information technology’southward his mistake, and information technology isn’t. He’ll call back he could have saved me. But nosotros can’t save people, not that way at least–it’southward more than complicated than that.
– I might–might–write something great one mean solar day. Become it published. Fifty-fifty exist a author. It seems unlikely–but
– loves me without question. E’er wants what’south best for me. Even though I’m mad at him, it would be unfair to him to leave.
– I don’t know if she could live through information technology. She is always and then on border already. But maybe that’due south already my mistake. I know she loves me–I wish she knew that I knew.
Mom and Dad
– Worked so difficult to give me a better life. Would be letting them down.
(aka Clay Jensen) – Is a genuinely good guy. And I genuinely like him. And perchance we’re supposed to be together. Don’t know. But maybe. If I go, we’ll never discover out.
– Someday I could make a difference in someone else’s life.
– I’ll have a child of my own one day, and maybe she could exist that
– Information technology’s not equally bad every bit I recollect it is. Maybe it will get ameliorate.
See As well
|Bryce’south Range Rover • Clay’s Bike • Desert Duty • Hannah Baker’s Poems • Tape 7, Side B • The List • The Map •
• The Walkman • Tony’s Mustang • Zach’s Convertible • The Polaroids