The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus


Dashka Slater

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Pancha Character Analysis

A student at Oakland High School. Jeff grabs Pancha’s backside and is punished by the school using restorative justice. Because of restorative justice, Pancha and Jeff are able to resolve their conflict, and they even become friends. Like TC, Pancha serves as an example of the possible results and benefits of restorative justice as an alternative form of punishment.
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Pancha Character Timeline in The 57 Bus

The timeline below shows where the character Pancha appears in The 57 Bus. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 4: Ass Smacking
Accountability, Redemption, and Forgiveness Theme Icon
...sits down with him during the meeting, she discovers that Jeff has slapped another girl, Pancha, as well. The three students have a serious conversation about Jeff’s actions and how it... (full context)
Binary Thought and Inclusive Language Theme Icon
Accountability, Redemption, and Forgiveness Theme Icon
Now, Jeff, TC, and Pancha all joke about Jeff’s “ass smacking.” “Without the circle,” they all agree, “the whole thing... (full context)