Poetry Connection with the Maze Runner

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Connections between The Maze Runner and Lost Memories
Both my book, The Maze Runner, and the poem, Lost Memories, have something to do with lost memories. The main character Thomas awoke in a lift. He does not remember anything. The poems said "My mind went blank." This is similar to what Thomas feels. The book said "he didn't know where he came from, or how he'd gotten inside the dark lift" (2). He could not remember anything about his life besides his name. The poem also said "I can't even remember you." Thomas also "couldn't think of a person he knew" (2). he could not even remember who his parents were. When he got to the top, many boys greeted him into a place called the Glade. The poem states "What is this place, I ask as the tears run down my face." In the book, "Thomas suddenly felt dizzy, his eyes flickering between the boys and the bizarre place in which he'd found himself in" (5). He asked many question, but many of the boys did not tell him anything. Soon he learned about the Runners. They are the only ones who are allowed to enter the Maze. The poem said "Why do you fear, when the path to take is so clear." This relates to Thomas and that "the desire to be a Runner was the only thing driving him on" (101) despite knowing how dangerous and life risking it is being one. The poem said "Fading, wasting, dissipating, going away, sun rising on another pointless day." This also relates to Thomas and that he continues to live by the rules of the Glade until he understands what he must do.
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