The Suicide Motive of Hannah Baker in Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why
- 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.093How to use a DOI?
- Motive, Suicide, Novel, Mental Health
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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TY - CONF AU - Sesha Laras Andriani AU - Mamik Tri Wedawati PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/03 TI - The Suicide Motive of Hannah Baker in Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why BT - Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 529 EP - 534 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.093 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201201.093 ID - Andriani2020 ER -