Post by ballup on May 30, 2018 0:21:43 GMT
Because seeing those wind up in court means she has to face what happened to her, and her attacker. I really liked this part, because it shows that her method of getting past her rape is that she just denies it every happened to anyone but herself and the women in the support group. She doesn't want to be known as a rape victim, she doesn't want justice, she just wants to live her life. I'm friends with a girl that was raped and that was pretty relatable to my friend's story except she eventually went public about the assault, so I assume that'll happen with Nina if she didn't burn all the polaroids.
That kinda makes sense.
I think the story reason for Bryce is because they wanted him to get off. If he's ostracized for however long he's still at that school it is some form of punishment. Instead he keeps his lifestyle, his girl, doesn't go to jail, it doesn't go on his permanent record because of his age, and he even gets to play another year of baseball at the new school. I totally get where you're coming from though, I just think that's the direction they went in. They wanted to show justice isn't always fair or right which is why Justin got a worse punishment, because of his mother being an absentee even though Justin didn't do a lot wrong. He was willing to take the fall and get Jessica some modicum of justice that she wouldn't otherwise have gotten.
That's a good way to put it. I still think Bryce can be himself/justice being unfair while being temporarily ostracized. The harassment turns onto him, but he blames the victims and he would care even less since he is leaving for another school.