Jasper Jones Essay
The climax of the novel comes when Eliza tells Charlie that Laura had not been murdered, but she had in fact committed suicide. When Laura was alive, she would be absued and raped by her drunk father and this in addition to Laura thinking Jasper had left her pushed her over the edge. The inscription on the base of the tree that read “Sorry” was not Old Man Jack Lionel as they had thought, but instead was Laura as an apology for committing suicide. This comes as a huge surprise in the novel because Laura was not murdered as Silvey had led the readers to believe through the story. The characters also noticed in this point of the story that our world leads us to believe someone is who they are based off stereotypes and other forms of judgement.
Following the climax, Jeffery was finally given the chance to show his true skill in cricket and his popularity with the city had sky-rocketed. Instead of being seen as the Vietnamese kid, he was respected as a skilled cricket player. Charlie and Eliza had officially become a couple after all of the experiences they shared with each other. The boys also learned that the rumors of Mad Jack killing Jasper's mother were false, but he was too afraid to speak out