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