Rebel Archetype In The Forgetting And The Maze Runner

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In the dystopian novel, The Forgetting, by Sharon Cameron and The Maze Runner, by James Dashner, both authors use the rebel archetype to represent the need to stand up and revolt against the unjust society. After Nadia placed the ladder against the wall and lets Gray climb it, she begins to go over the city barrier. As Gray is on top and Nadia is at the bottom of the wall, the text states, “I ride the ladder and climb fast to the top, flip it over, and as soon as Gray’s feet hit the grasses at the base of the wall, I follow him down, get my hands on a lower rung and make the short drop.” Unsure if she should go over the wall with Gray, she finally decides to join him after she finds out that Jonathan of the Council was not coming for her. Even though…show more content…
They could get in big trouble and still take the chances. In the same way as Nadia the Dyer’s Daughter in The Forgetting, Thomas rebels against the rules of the society in The Maze Runner. On the first day of coming to the Glade, Thomas finds stairs that lead to a hallway where there are rooms that Gladers put people who were stung by a griever and are now going through The Changing. As Thomas was going up the stairs, “‘Hold on there, Greenie.’ He jerked a thumb in the direction of the upper floor. Newbies aren’t allowed to see someone who’s been... taken.‘ Newt and Alby won 't allow it.’ ... He started up the stairs. Each step groaned and creaked under his weight…” Thomas was told that he was not allowed upstairs since he was a newbie but he didn’t listen or want to be near Gally so he decided to go up anyways. Thomas shows the traits of a rebel when he broke one of the Glade’s rules. Even though he’s new to the Glade and lost all of his memories, except for his name, he still chose to go against what the Gladers said to fill his
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