The Maze Runner. By James Dashner. S. Chapter 1- Setting.
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By James Dashner
The story takes place in the Glade. The Glade is a place where there are only teenagers; there way of surviving is to grow crops, with the water provided for them. The Glade has a climate that is dry and nice, it never rains in the Glade and there is never a cloud in the sky. The Glade is also surrounded by a maze in which there are monsters called Grievers that can bring severe damage to the human it attacks. A new teenager comes once every month. They also have a farm in which they have many animals. Lastly there is a maze around the Glade that is unsolvable, in which there is Grievers.
Alby is one of the main characters in the book The Maze Runner. Alby is a hard headed leader in the glade. He eventually in the book gets stung by a griever but Thomas saves him. Alby is a protagonist in the book because he is trying to get out of the maze. Alby is a dynamic character because he gets stung by a griever and goes through the changing. After he goes through the changing he is saying that Thomas is bad just like Ben and Gally.
Thomas is the main character in the novel The Maze Runner, By James Dashner. Thomas is a very curious character in this book. Thomas eventually becomes a runner. He has thought that he should have always been one and he thought he had been to the glade before. Thomas is a protagonist because he did help to create the maze but now they had tried to erase his memory and sent him into the maze to try to solve it. Thomas is a dynamic character because he gets sung by a griever and goes through the changing.
Newt is one of the main characters in the book The Maze Runner. Newt is almost always nervous and is worrying about bad things happening. Newt is a protagonist. He was sent to the Glade and want to get out of the maze as soon as possible. Newt is a static character and never changes.
Chuck is one of the minor characters in the book The Maze Runner. He is a younger boy in the glade and is Thomas’ guide of the maze. He is a very talkative boy and that kind of annoys Thomas in the book. He is a protagonist and wants to solve the maze. He is a static character during the book.
Minho is one of the main characters in the story The Maze Runner. Minho is one of the runners in this book. He is a fast running Asian teenager. One of his many character traits is he is very brave because he travels out into the maze every day and fights the optical illusions within. Another character trait of his is that he has a sense of humor. Minho is protagonist. Minho is a static character.
Minho, Chuck and Newt
The climax is the part of the story which is like the big moment in the story where everything just comes together.
This for me is a rather good replica of the metallic rod coming out of the griever. http://www.thetechgame.com/Forums/p=15209473.html
Moodisthe felling a reader gets when reading the book.
In this story the mood changes various times.
The first example of this is at page 343 : “A skinny metallic rod burst out of the Grievers moist skin, unfolding into a long appendage with three spinning blades, which moved directly toward Thomas’s face.”(Dashner343) When I read this I feel fear for Thomas because his life is in danger.
This is a good representation of what Griever might look like. http://mazerunner.wikia.com/wiki/Grievers
Another example of mood is: “"It looked like an experiment gone terribly wrong-something from a nightmare. Part animal, part machine, the Griever rolled and clicked along the stone pathway. Its body resembled a gigantic slug, sparsely covered in hair and glistening with slime."(Dashner126)The mood is that there is a lot of suspense.
The closing doors represent when Thomas walks in as they close to save Alby and Minho. http://www.holyrosarycatholicschool.org/hrs/7th%20Classroom/Web%20Pages%202010/jessicar%20web%20page.htm
SChapter 5- Mood (continued)
"Thomas knew he had no choice. He moved. Forward. He squeezed past the connecting rods at the last second and stepped into the maze. The walls slammed shut behind him, the echo of its boom bouncing off the ivy-covered stone like mad laughter."(Dashner112)
We picked this part because we thought it very intriguing and it was scary as well.
RChapter 6- Theme and Resolution
This is an example of a lab that looks like the one of the creators. antarctica.gov.au
The theme is the moral or the lesson of the story. The theme of the story is always be brave, never give up.
An example of this theme is when Thomas gets out in the maze to save Minho and Alby. A quote from the book to prove this is: "Thomas knew he had no choice. He moved. Forward. He squeezed past the connecting rods at the last second and stepped into the maze. The walls slammed shut behind him, the echo of its boom bouncing off the ivy-covered stone like mad laughter."(Dashner112)
Another example is when Chuck jumps in the way of the blade to save Thomas. This is an act of bravery.
The Gladers get out of the maze and the creators are revealed but they are not good people. They also learn about the Flare.