James Dashner's Identity In The Maze Runner

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Running through the award winning book, “The Maze Runner
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written in his works.” As English writer Virgina Woolf quoted, the author’s identity has a large influence on the novel so, as an introduction I will explain about James Dashner, the author of The Maze Runner. Firstly, his background. Dashner was born in 1972 and lived with his 5 siblings. He loved novels as a child and wrote The in 2009. He now lives with his wife and four kids. This novel is about Thomas and his friends in an experiment that investigates if they can escape a maze. They don’t have any memory from their past life (except for basic elements like their name and the
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This Glade has buildings that are used for activities necessary in life, such as the Homestead, where residents sleep at night. The Glade also has policies jobs so that order is continuous and as an example, there is a job called the runners where people explore the maze. As an example for rules within the glade, there was an incident where a boy named Ben violated a policy and as a consequence he was executed. Secondly, I will talk about the main characters in the book starting with Thomas, who is the protagonist and the deuteragonist Teresa, the creators of the maze and also participants in it. Thomas is a dynamic character as he starts off whining about his situation, but as the story goes on, he starts to act bravely, while on the other hand, Teresa is a static character as she supports Thomas throughout the book using her special ability that allows them to use telepathy. The tritagonist is Minho who is the leader of the runners and he is also a static character as he works with Thomas as a veteran but is weak to emergent situations. There are three more main characters, Chuck, who is Thomas’s first friend and a dramatic character who evolves in a similar way as Thomas, Alby the leader of the Glade who is a dramatic character who turns berserk and Newt, who is the right hand of Alby and also is a static character. Thirdly, I will talk about the Antagonists and the summary. The antagonists of this book are the scientists, forcing Thomas and his friends to stay in the Glade, Garry a boy who despises Thomas and the monsters created by them called greivers. They try to kill the teenagers and can also cause the changing where the people stung by grievers regain their memory through strenuous pain and mostly turn berserk. The summary of the plot is that there was a powerful disease destroying the world so a group of experts
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