The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

by

N. K. Jemisin

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Jasper is one of Damaya’s fellow grits at the Fulcrum. He takes part in Crack’s plot to bully Damaya, but is also seemingly sexually assaulted by one of the workers in the Fulcrum as part of a deal to get liquor for Crack and a letter for Jasper from his mother (which would otherwise be forbidden). When this is revealed, Jasper breaks down weeping in front of the other grits, and later is taken to a satellite Fulcrum in the Arctic.
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Jasper Character Timeline in The Fifth Season

The timeline below shows where the character Jasper appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: Damaya at the fulcrum of it all
Freedom Theme Icon
...shower, Damaya claims that someone has stolen her shoes again. She confronts a boy named Jasper, who says she must be lying. They start to argue until a senior instructor named... (full context)
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
...of Maxixe’s. He’s clearly confused, and Damaya follows his eyes as he immediately looks at Jasper—in this way, she deduces that it must have been Jasper who stole her shoes the... (full context)
Hierarchy, Oppression, and Prejudice Theme Icon
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
Freedom Theme Icon
Power and Control Theme Icon
Jasper denies it and then starts panicking, and when Carnelian turns to him, he suddenly points... (full context)
Hierarchy, Oppression, and Prejudice Theme Icon
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
Power and Control Theme Icon
Finally, Carnelian intervenes again and instructs Maxixe, Jasper, and Crack to come with him immediately. As Crack is leaving, she looks at Damaya... (full context)
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
History, Storytelling, and Knowledge Theme Icon
...for pushing her in the shower. After this, the other grits don’t bully Damaya anymore. Jasper is sent to a satellite Fulcrum in the Arctic, and no one sees Crack again.... (full context)