The Maze Runner

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The Maze Runner There is no way out, no way out of the Maze. The book The Maze Runner is about a boy named Thomas who is put into a maze without his memory and tested for mental and physical strength. He is not the only one. Thomas makes friends and gets close to them. When his friends are in trouble he doesn't hesitate to help them. When Thomas is in trouble his friends stand with him and help protect one another. The Maze Runner by James Dashner uses friendship between each character to inspire bravery. Dashner uses humor and between the characters to show their friendship, “‘Yeah, but we’re buddies, now, right?’ Chuck fully laughed this time, a squeaky sort of snort. ‘Looks like you’re not giving me much of a choice on that one.’ But …show more content…
He moved forward. He squeezed past the connecting rods at the last second and stepped into the Maze”(113). This connects to the theme because Thomas knew his friends were in trouble so he acted fast. In this part of the book Minho is carrying Alby back to the Maze entrance. He doesn't make it in time and Thomas gets the courage to step in the Maze and help. They all get trapped in the Maze overnight and are attacked by giant mechanical spiders called greavers.
In the end end of the book, Dashner shows bravery in Chuck. “Then, inexplicably, Chuck was there, diving in front of him”(352). In this scene Galley has turned evil and has a gun pointed at Thomas. When he fires Chuck jumps in front of him and gets hit by the bullet. As all this is happening Minho throws a long pointed spear right into Galley's chest. This relates to the theme because Chuck takes a bullet for his best friend. This is bravery because Chuck gave his life for his friend.
Dashner uses friendship to inspire bravery throughout the book. Near the beginning of the book, Thomas steps through the gateway to the Maze so he can help his friends. Later on in the book Chuck saves Thomas’s life by jumping in front of a bullet speeding toward him. They were not trying to be heroes, they just wanted to protect their

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