The Maze Runner
By: James Dashner
Author: James Dashner
Minho: is one of the eldest Gladers. He is Keeper of the Runners and makes maps of where he and the the other runners have searched in the Maze. Minho is respected, a strong leader, and befriends Thomas later in the novel which because a very critical relationship.
Newt: is the second leader of the Glade. He is tall, muscular, blonde, sarcastic, friendly, helpful, easy going, and steps up to the position of the first leader when things go awry at the Glade. Newt is one of Thomas' first friends when he arrives at the Glade.
Chuck: is a young, chubby, talkative, annoying, funny, innocent and awkward boy. Chuck is Thomas' guide when he first arrives at the Glade and they instantly become friends. Chuck looks up to Thomas like brother.
Teresa: is the first girl to ever arrive at the Glade. The girl knows what the purpose of the maze is and why everyone is there, but she goes into a coma, and upon awakening her memory is gone. Terese is telepathic, sweet, pale-skinned, dark haired, and shares a connection with Thomas. She is a key player to escaping the Maze.
Alby: is the leader of the Glade. He has the most experience because he was one of the first Gladers to arrive in the Glade. He is hot-headed and respected, but when Alby get stung by a Griever he goes through the Changing making him and his decisions untrustable.
Gally: is a bully, especially to Thomas. He is arrogant, self-centered, rude, out-spoken, and very opinionated. He had been stung by a Griever and went through the Changing where he saw Thomas, so his suspicion is targeted at Thomas who he believes is responsible for everything that has happened to the Gladers.
Clint and Jeff: are the Med-Jacks of the Glade. They are the doctors and care for Gladers who have been injured or have been stung by a Griever.
The Creators: are a group of people that designed the Maze to conduct experiments with the children. They put the Gladers through near-death experiments because they wanted to see who would give up or who would keep trying to escape.
This passage represents the importance of the arrival of the Girl, Teresa, who catalyzes the escape from the maze. When Teresa first arrives at the Glade she falls into a coma and telepathically reveals to Thomas everything she still has memory of, but when she awakens she has no memory of anything. This passage represents that Teresa and Thomas are the key to the escape of Gladers from the maze after two years of being trapped there without an escape plan.
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