The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

by

N. K. Jemisin

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Maxixe is an older grit at the Fulcrum, originally named Arkete. One day at lunch, he joins Damaya and starts a one-sided conversation with her. She is initially wary but eventually opens up to him some, as he is likeable and gregarious. After this, however, the other grits begins a campaign of bullying Damaya, and Maxixe is involved.
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Maxixe Character Timeline in The Fifth Season

The timeline below shows where the character Maxixe 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
Hierarchy, Oppression, and Prejudice Theme Icon
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
Freedom Theme Icon
History, Storytelling, and Knowledge Theme Icon
...handsome older boy comes over to sit with Damaya at lunch. He introduces himself as Maxixe. Damaya is immediately suspicious, but she lets her guard down as he jokes with her... (full context)
Freedom Theme Icon
Assuming that Maxixe must be somehow involved, they decide to target him first. One morning while he’s in... (full context)
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
...punished if she’s wrong. The boys open their chests, and Damaya’s shoes are inside of Maxixe’s. He’s clearly confused, and Damaya follows his eyes as he immediately looks at Jasper—in this... (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... (full context)