Thirteen Reasons Why


Jay Asher

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Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds Symbol Analysis

Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds Symbol Icon

Hannah’s bedroom blinds represent her loss of hope. Hannah sleeps with her bedroom blinds cracked so that she can watch the stars or the lightning in the sky as she falls asleep. Keeping her blinds just slightly open is one way she can express her freedom and find joy in the world around her. But after Hannah realizes Tyler has been looking in on her through the blinds and taking photos of her, she keeps them tightly shut. The shut blinds demonstrate that as other people invade Hannah’s privacy and spread rumors about her, she loses sight of hope and can’t even rely on the smallest moments of happiness she once treasured.

Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds Quotes in Thirteen Reasons Why

The Thirteen Reasons Why quotes below all refer to the symbol of Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Rumors and Reputation Theme Icon
Cassette 2: Side B Quotes

After your visits, I twisted my blinds shut every night. I locked out the stars and I never saw lightning again. Each night, I simply turned out the lights and went to bed.

Related Characters: Hannah Baker (speaker), Tyler Down
Related Symbols: Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds
Page Number: 89
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Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds Symbol Timeline in Thirteen Reasons Why

The timeline below shows where the symbol Hannah’s Bedroom Blinds appears in Thirteen Reasons Why. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Cassette 2: Side B
Gender, Sexualization, and Agency Theme Icon
Guilt and Blame Theme Icon
...letting Tyler see in so easily, but the truth is she only kept her bedroom blinds open at a sharp angle so that she could see the sky from her bed,... (full context)