Clay Jensen's Character In Thirteen Reasons Why

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In the book, Thirteen Reasons Why, the main character, Clay Jensen, recalls back to a moment when he was five. He had climbed to the top of a rocket slide and was too scared to come back down. When I was younger, my dad was fixing our roof. To get to the top, he needed to climb up a tall ladder. He instructed me to not follow him up, but I was eight. I was as naive and as curious as any other eight year old would be. As you can probably guess, I followed him up that ladder and when I reached the top, I was in shock at how high up I was. I began to bawl my eyes out. What was only about thirty feet high seemed to be thousands to my young eyes. My dad had to carry me down to the ground with the assistance of our neighbor. That was the last time I disobeyed my dad. My experience relates to Clay's incident because of two main reasons; they both created a scene and involved climbing to the highest point of an object. In Clay's incident, the fire department was called, making it a big scene. In my experience, my dad called my…show more content…
Although Hannah is not physically there, Clay still treats her with high esteem throughout the entire story. In fact, he treats every girl with that; high esteem. "I've seen his wrist-grabbing stunt before. It always makes me want to grab him by the shirt and push him until he lets the girl go" (pg 50). After reading this, anyone can see how respectful Clay is. In addition to Clay's respectful quality, he is amiable. Hannah even says it herself. "And that's why I wanted to know him better. Because everything I heard-and I mean everything!-was good" (pg 198). Everyone can see that Clay is a genuine person, which is why his name doesn't belong on Hannah's list. "Clay, honey, your name does not belong on this list" (pg 200). Obviously Clay is very respectful and amiable, making that the reason why, out of all the characters, he is my

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