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…
Denotative - A threatening quality, tone or atmosphere. Connotative - scary
Maze (p.26-27) - This is important because it is where the Gladers live. Denotative - a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way. Connotative - The home of the Gladers, the place they need to escape.
Homestead (p.16) - This is important because it is where the Gladers sleep. Denotative - a house, esp. a farmhouse, and outbuildings. Connotative - a building where the Gladers live
Runner (p.45) - This is important because it is a job at the Glade which Thomas wants to do. Denotative - a person who runs, esp. in a specified way. Connotative - a job at the Glade in which a person runs and maps the Maze
Writhe (p.20)- This is important because it is a term that describes the Changing and gives the reader a better picture
Council (p.164) - This is important because the leaders, who are the council, try to make important decisions and figure things out for the rest of the Gladers. Denotative - an advisory, deliberative, or legislative body of people formally constituted and meeting regularly. Connotative - The leaders of the Glade who try to make important decisions and figure things out for the rest of the Gladers.
Ending (p.220) - This is important because when Teresa triggers the Ending bad things happen to the Gladers making them have to get out.
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