The Maze Runner by James Dashner Essays

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In the beginning, the main character, Thomas, has his memory wiped so he doesn’t know anything. Over time though, he begins to accept where he is (the Glade) and that the people in the Glade have nothing but each other. Thomas also adapts to the Glade’s slang, and talks like a Glader. He also saves the lives of some Gladers who are his friends, such as Alby. At the end Thomas became a sort of leader, trying to make the best decisions when the rest of the Gladers didn’t know what to do. Thomas talks to the other Gladers like someone would talk to their friends or family, and Thomas does his best to help protect the Gladers. Thomas is hard and cold to the people from WICKED, as at the end one of their workers kills Chuck, one of Thomas’s …show more content…
In the beginning, the main character, Thomas, has his memory wiped so he doesn’t know anything. Over time though, he begins to accept where he is (the Glade) and that the people in the Glade have nothing but each other. Thomas also adapts to the Glade’s slang, and talks like a Glader. He also saves the lives of some Gladers who are his friends, such as Alby. At the end Thomas became a sort of leader, trying to make the best decisions when the rest of the Gladers didn’t know what to do. Thomas talks to the other Gladers like someone would talk to their friends or family, and Thomas does his best to help protect the Gladers. Thomas is hard and cold to the people from WICKED, as at the end one of their workers kills Chuck, one of Thomas’s best friends at the Glade. He also has a crush on a girl named Teresa, and her and Thomas work together during the book.

The main idea of the story is that the Gladers need to get out of the Maze. At first you see all the Gladers doing different jobs to help each other survive. One of the jobs is a runner. Runners go out into the Maze and they map it, trying to figure out a way to get out of the Maze. They leave a sunrise and come back during meals. Thomas wants to become a runner, and eventually he does, after saving Alby and showing Newt, Alby, and Minho that he does have the skills to become a runner. Thomas learns the ropes of being a runner and maps out sections of the Maze. Eventually, he and Teresa figure out the code of the Maze, and
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