Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

The Suicide Motive of Hannah Baker in Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why

Authors
Sesha Laras Andriani, Mamik Tri Wedawati
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Sesha Laras Andriani
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.093How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Motive, Suicide, Novel, Mental Health
Abstract

Suicide has been one of the most significant issues in the world. Thus, this topic is very interesting to be discussed. The study aims to analyze the suicide motive of Hannah Baker. The study is focus on what the suicide motive of Hannah Baker is. The study applies descriptive qualitative methodology using the theory of needs by David McClelland to analyze the suicide motive of Hannah Baker. The result of the study reveals that Hannah Baker is lack of human needs fulfillment. Hannah cannot reach human needs like achievement needs, power needs, and affiliation needs. Those three aspects are supported by her personality. She is an introverted person who prefers to be alone and keep all her sadness within herself. In the end of the story, she tries to tell everything she feels to her counselling teacher, her teacher does not give the advice that she needs. It makes her feel helpless and worthless. She ends her life by cutting her wrist.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.093How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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