The Maze Runner was published in 2009 and written by James Dashener. The book is set in a strange maze like area filled with a group of teenage boys. The narrative describes an odd society in which its goal is to escape the maze and their only hope is Thomas.
With this he attempts to find anyway to prove he is to be trusted.
This fear is so large, that no one has ever lived outside The Glade walls before Thomas had arrived. This allows the reader to take away that a fear of death is put into your mind, not by the task by hand, but yourself.
This is showing the realization that the kids are pretty much starting their lives over and don’t know anything except what they were allowed to remember “That’s one of the reasons we run this place all nice and busylike. You get lazy, you get sad. Start givin’ up. Plain and simple” (Dashner 77) – Newt
This is a significant, because Newt is hinting that society can only be considered a society if it has order. Without, order then the people will eventually lose hope and give up. “I’ve seen you before. Something’s fishy about you showing up here, and I’m gonna find out what” (Dashner 50)-Gally
This is the first of many instances in which Thomas is being questioned for not belonging in The Glade or just being, overall fishy showing that there is something that Thomas did that Thomas himself doesn’t even know about. Conflicts and Symbols:
The Maze: The maze itself is a symbol. The maze is a symbol of a barrier or an obstacle. In other words, the Maze acts as a barrier that is meant to be unsolvable, and is the only thing that is not allowing them to be free from the clutches of The
Uncomplicated Vocabulary: Throughout the book James Dashner uses a more teenage vocabulary, which is fine because most of the characters are of a teenage age. James Dashner consistently uses short sentences and uncomplicated writing to keep the reader entertained.