The Maze Runner Rhetorical Analysis

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The unknown not knowing where you are, how you got there or the purpose of being there. The Maze Runner written by James Dashner, is a fictional novel based in the future. Dashner uses many literary devices to help portray his imaginative story, and paint a picture in the reader’s head. The characters are described in great detail and the reader can quickly imagine their personalities and appearance. The theme used is very basic but, is fully expressed throughout the book. The Maze Runner is an adventurous novel that takes that takes the reader on a journey of teamwork and survival. The main characters in The Maze Runner are Thomas, Teresa, Minho, and Alby. The story is told through Thomas point of view. Thomas character is described as being …show more content…

The flashbacks were a key in the book because it made Thomas know he was part of the awful act, but led to their escape. Dashner also used irony when the reader realizes that Thomas and Teresa both use to work for the people that placed them in the maze. This was ironic because they were angry at whoever put them there in the maze. The author’s tone is a key element because it makes the reader feel worried along with everyone else in the maze. Each word the author uses helps to express the feelings and theme of The Maze Runner. Dashner expresses his theme of teamwork throughout the whole book. From the moment the first person was placed in the maze there was teamwork. Each person had a specific job, and they knew that each job was important. Not one person was greater than the other, however the runners seemed to be the ones more in charge. The teamwork that these complete strangers showed by working together to find and fight their way out of the maze was amazing. Teamwork is a good characteristic that each person needs in their lives, and Dashner does a great job in explaining it throughout the

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