Essay On The Maze Runner

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This novel, The Maze Runner, takes place in a future dystopian world. The main events happen in a place called “The Glade.” The Glade is in the middle of a maze located in an unknown area.

The main character is a sixteen year old boy name Thomas. Thomas is the newest person to The Glade. As the “Greenie,” or newbie, he is very curious about what is going on around him. Nobody will answer any of his simple questions, and he gets very discouraged. A few of these people he talks to are Chuck, Newt, Minho, and Alby. Chuck is a nice, thirteen year old boy who was the “Greenie” before Thomas came. Newt is a seventeen year old ex-runner. Runners are the people who explore the maze and try to find a way out. Minho is the Keeper of the Runners; meaning he is their leader. There are many Keepers over the individual job groups. Alby is over all of the groups and Keepers since he was one of the first people to enter The Glade. Each person enters The Glade through a box-like elevator. The entire Glade is made up of all boys. That is, until a
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But, when Alby and Minho were in trouble, he ran into the maze and saved him. Then he became a Runner and helped the Gladers escape the maze.
The Author’s purpose was to entertain the reader with a story of dystopian world and how the people reacted to the changes. A text to text connection I made was how outcasted Thomas was at first. This is just like the main character Kit in The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Both were very curious and curiosity wasn’t accepted in their worlds. A text to self connection I made was how underestimated Teresa was just because of her gender. I feel like I am underestimated everyday because I am just a fourteen year old girl. A text to world connection I made was how each person was named after a genius. For example, Thomas was named after Thomas Edison, Newt was named after Isaac Newton, and so

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