The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus

by

Dashka Slater

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TC Character Analysis

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TC Character Timeline in The 57 Bus

The timeline below shows where the character TC 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
One day during the fall, Jeff, an African American student at Oakland High School, slaps TC, a girl at school, “hard on the behind.” TC is humiliated, and Jeff’s actions constitute... (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... (full context)