- Alternative Character Interpretation: Hannah. Why does she resent her privileged upbringing? From what Janie's parents said when they explained about Hannah to Janie, it seemed like Hannah was a deeply unhappy child. Whenever she tried to tell anyone about her feelings, the only answer she had received was being reminded that she had no reason to be unhappy: she had the perfect childhood that any other girl would have wanted. Hannah's problem seems more rooted in mental illness, so those well-meaning reminders of her wonderful life might have left Hannah feeling like if her parents had not been so wealthy and loving, people would have taken her problems more seriously.
YMMV / Janie