The Maze Runner - boothcummins2012
The Maze Runner - boothcummins2012
Lang. Arts Project
By Josh, Mary, Parker and Caymen
The Glade is the area where all the characters live. It is surrounded by the Maze. People
arrive in the Maze in the Box, an elevator that carries the person after their memory is
wiped. It is located in the heart of the Maze. From the Glade, a person can enter the Maze
from the four walls that represent the four cardinal directions. It is where all of the
characters, eat, sleep, and work. Inside the Glade, there are fields, livestock farms, a
grave yard, sleeping quarters, and a kitchen. It is all centered around the Homestead.
Which is the place where all the Gatherings are held. The Glade is the main setting of the
story, where mostly all of the action takes place.
The Glade is positioned to be
in the dead center of the
The Maze is around the Glade. It is what the Runners map, and study. The walls are always
moving and seem to follow a monthly cycle. In the Maze, there are eight sections. The is
The Cliff, the Griever Hole as it is later called. Half-animal, half-machine monsters,
called Grievers, lurk in the Maze. They will kill anything that moves. Around the Maze,
there are mysterious signs that read “World in Catastrophe, Killzone Experiment
Department.” The Maze plays an important role in the story because it is a code to be
solved by the Gladers so they can escape the Maze.
The walls that make up The Maze are at
least 100 feet tall, and clearly made to
last a very long time.
Thomas is the main character in The Maze Runner. He is also
the main protagonist. He starts off in the Glade with
no memory, like everyone else. He is a dynamic
character because he changes as he learns more about
This is how we pictured
Thomas. He has brown hair
and is relatively pale.
Teresa is a main character in The Maze Runner. She arrives at The
Glade in a coma. It takes many days for her to some out of it.
Throughout the book, Teresa changes to become the person
who’s always got your back for Thomas. She helps Thomas at
all times possible, which makes her a protagonist.
Teresa has long, dark
hair and blue-green
eyes. This is what we
imagined she would
Gally is a minor/major character
in the book. He is a static
character, throughout the
book he just hates everybody
in The Glade. He is an
antagonist, because he kills
Chuck. He comes and goes in
the book and isn not usually
the main subject.
Gally is only briefly
described in The Maze
Runner. From the
we figured he’d have
darker skin with jet
black hair and eyes.
Newt is the leader of The Glade.
He is one of the boys who was
in The Glade two years ago,
when The Maze Trials began.
He is dynamic, and changes to
like Tom for who he is and
what he does. He is a
protagonist, and supports
Thomas until the end.
This is how Newt is described
in the book. He has blond hair
and almost-gray eyes.
Chuck is one of the main
characters in The Maze Runner.
He is the first boy Thomas
actually gets to know well.
Chuck is static, and always
remains funny, mischievous
and loyal to his friends. He is
a protagonist, and is always
there when Thomas needs
In the book, Chuck is
described as chubby
with red hair.
When Thomas arrives at the maze.
Thomas goes to a forest part in the glade and gets attacked by Ben.
He meets Gally, who has been through The Changing.
Gally says he remembers him and hates Thomas.
Thomas meets Chuck, who becomes his best friend
Thomas thinks about going into the maze to save Alby and Minho.
A girl arrives to the Glade in a coma
Thomas feels a connection with the girl but doesn’t want to tell anyone.
Thomas keeps it a secret that he thinks he might know the girl.
Thomas goes into the Maze
Teresa wakes up from the coma
Teresa talks to Thomas about her knowing him and being the trigger to an ending
Alby goes through the changing and doesn’t like Thomas anymore
Thomas thinks that the maze is a code.
Grievers start to come into the Maze
Gally tells the Gladers that the Grievers are going to eat all of the Gladers one by one.
People begin to believe Gally because what he said is actually happening.
Thomas says that the Gladers shouldn’t just sit around and wait for the Grievers to eat
them, so they plan to go into the Griever hole.
The climax of The Maze Runner is when Teresa
triggered The Ending. It all lead up to the
escape from The Maze. After The Ending, the
walls don’t close, which only makes Thomas
plan the escape from The Glade faster.
The walls don’t close at night
The Grievers invade The Glade
Gally returns, tells the Gladers that the Grievers will take them
one at a time.
The maps are burnt, Minho and Newt save them
Thomas gets stung by Grievers in order to retrieve his memories
Thomas figures out the Maze Code
The Gladers escape The Glade and battle the Grievers in The Maze
Gally returns, and kills Chuck
The scientists are killed, their saviors take the Gladers to a bunker.
In The Maze Runner, Gally, the main antagonist, is put against his
fellow Gladers. He claims to have seen Thomas during The
Changingand that Thomas is evil. In every situation in the novel,
Gally is against whatever Thomas stands for. For example, during
the Gathering after Thomas saves Minho and Alby, Gally states
that anyone could have tied Alby up there. He recommends that
Thomas should be held in jail for a month, which seems
unreasonable. He comes back at the end of the book. If not for
Chuck’s sacrifice, he would have killed Thomas.
In the novel The Maze Runner, Thomas must fight a battle against his
own mind to unlock his memories. He does this when he feels like
he has been to The Glade, before, when he feels recognition
towards Teresa, and when he retrieves his memories from before
The Glade. In all of these moments, he tries to pass through the
“wall” and into his memories. This is obviously a man vs. self
conflict because Thomas is battling his own mind for his
An example of Character vs. Nature in The Maze Runner is when
Thomas must defeat the Grievers and escape The Maze. The Maze,
the area surrounding The Glade, is crawling with half-animal,
half-machine creatures called Grievers. If you are ever caught by a
Griever, chances are that you’ll probably die. Thomas and all the
other Runners, and later in the story Gladers, must battle these
creatures for clues that leads to a way out of The Maze. The Maze
is a hostile environment in many ways. You can get lost,
stung/killed by a Girever, or fall off The Cliff.
The theme of The Maze Runner was to always trust your instincts. This
morale helped many characters in the story. When Thomas was
out in The Maze, he didn’t run away like Minho, but saved Alby
and himself in the end. Thomas knew the only way to beat The
Maze was to purposely get stung by a Griever so the memories he
gained in The Changing would tell him what everybody needed.
He used the information from those memories the escape The
Thomas and half the people at The Glade made it out and aborted a bus to a huge
bunker where they stay for a night, but before that happened they had to fight a
bunch of Grievers into what they call the Griever Hole where a computer lies, what
they did was punch in a code which turned off all Grievers and showed them a
way out. Once they got out they met the creators of The Glade, and a woman told
them that they did amazing getting out, soon after a man shot her and told them to
run and follow him to a bus which took them all the The Flare which drives people
crazy and makes them into hostile animals. How they solved The Maze was when
Thomas got stung by a Griever on purpose to see the past and secrets to The Maze,
he saw that he helped the creators and that he knew a way out. The walls haven’t
been closing and the Grievers were taking one person a night. They had to hurry so
they could get there without losing any more people. The Gladers went to The Cliff
which housed the Griever Hole, but they were wrong about the Grievers only
taking one person at a time. Instead they killed 20 by the time they beat The Maze.
The Glade Photo: http://themazerunner.weebly.com/the-glade.html
The Maze Photo: http://www.checkitoutagain.com/?tag=the-maze-runner
Thomas Photo: http://mazerunnerfandom.net/2012/06/21/maze-runner-dream-cast-week-8-thomas/
Teresa Photo: http://mazerunnerfandom.net/2012/06/14/maze-runner-dream-cast-week-7-teresa/
Gally Photo: http://misse.hubpages.com/hub/The-Maze-Runner-Cast-List
Newt Photo: http://mazerunnerfandom.net/tag/newt/
Chuck Photo: http://beneaththejacket.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-maze-runner-cast-list.html