Maze Runner And Tears Of A Tiger: A Literary Analysis

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“Just follow me and run like your life depends on it. Because it does” (Dashner, 361). In the books The Maze Runner and Tears of a Tiger, they both share the same theme of death. In The Maze Runner, Thomas and his friends constantly live in anxiety that they will all be killed by hideous monsters and never make it out of the maze. During Tears of a Tiger, Andy had witnessed death right in front of him and had scarred him to a very threatening point in his life. Both The Maze Runner and Tears of a Tiger share a common theme of death because both Thomas and Andy are shocked by death, someone committed suicide, and they both witness a death or two.

First of all, Thomas and Andy are both characters that had been shocked by death, one way or another. Thomas had just came into the Glade not even a month ago, but already he was learning twisted secrets, growing bonds with the other Gladers and learning how not to die in the maze. Maybe he grew a fast bond with everyone to quickly because he didn’t realize what kind of danger all the Gladers were in inside of the maze, which led to him being an emotional sponge trying to make sure everyone was safe. This is a main reason how Thomas and Andy are similarly shocked. Andy had been best friends with Rob for a while they played basketball together, spent some of Christmas
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It shows how death changed the characters Thomas and Andy and how their perspective of life changed drastically for them. If nobody died in these stories there would basically be no story at all, you would be left with the sad remains with no suspense or any emotion at all. These deaths's clearly have changed their thoughts on life differently they still have very similar outlooks on the deaths. So in the end, Thomas and Andy share the common theme of death because they both are shocked by death, someone had committed suicide and lastly they both witness a death or

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