The Maze Runner Character Changes
Summary: “When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.” (Amazon.com)
Throughout the book there were many different changes that the characters experienced. Several variables were thrown their way that they had to overcome. It is clearly shown that the characters reactions differed from the beginning of the book to the end. When the Gladers have to work together in the end, the audience can tell that each individual in the book has gone through situations where they had to react differently in a way they might not have done in the beginning.
The character that experienced the most changes was Thomas, the main protagonist. Considering Thomas woke up with absolutely no memory except his name, it is only suiting that he be a little confused. In the beginning, before Teresa arrives, he is mostly in shock of what is happening and is just trying to comprehend where he is and what is going on. However, when Teresa comes the next day and he starts getting specific feelings about becoming a runner, the reader grasps a more strong-headed character that is dedicated to his goals. Then when he goes into the maze against the rules to help save Alby, the leader of the Glades,...
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