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The Maze Runner Thomas Character Analysis

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“Before you can be a champion, you have to be a contender.” A contender is someone who struggles to overcome obstacles in his/ her way to achieve a goal. In order to be a contender, you have to be willing to work hard, like Thomas from The Maze Runner. Thomas is a contender as well as a Hemingway hero. Some traits he obtains is “ a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do,” endurance, and, even though it is not a Hemingway hero trait, he is brave.
In the maze, Thomas and a couple of other people were “runners” meaning that they had to try to find a way out of the maze. When they first wanted him to be a runner, he really did not want to do it. However, everyone had one goal: to find a way out. Therefore, Thomas did what he had to do and decided to accept the job. He did that because he then realized that he had to put others in front of himself, he could save the others.
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He physically had to be able to keep running and searching for an exit. However, to be able to keep a steady run, he would have had to have mental endurance, as well. He could have turned back anytime he got lost or was in danger, but he kept going even when big robot spiders(grievers) were trying to kill him. Being able to do that takes a lot of bravery, which is another trait that Thomas fulfills.
Being a runner also takes a lot of bravery. First off, when you’re in the maze, most of the time the people separate from each other. When Thomas was in the maze, being alone means having only one mind to figure out which way to go or how to solve a problem. Since he was the only one there, he had to think and act fast to make life changing decisions that can lead to life or death situations. On top of all that, runners need to keep track of time because, if not, the maze doors will squish everything inside. As for the people inside, well, they will get squished as
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