The Maze Runner Analysis

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Introduction “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, Dashnerlived with his 5 siblings and loved novels as a child and wrote The maze runner 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). About half of them are able to escape the maze. Moving on, Dashner mainly had two types of inspirations for…show more content…
Before I get into the analysing, I would like to tell my interpretation of this text. As I stated above, I thought the characters' in the maze represented the children being forced to work and Dashner showed how they felt by focusing on them. Within the text, there were many times where the kids expressed their feelings towards the unfair situation such as,“He fought the urge to run out there, slip past the moving stabs of rock before they shut, flee the Glade.” I believe this book represents the hatred Dashner holds against child labor as he presented children working assomething bad. Moving on to the analysing, even though I thought this was a bad product, the way Dashner got the reader’s attention was great because of two different aspects. Firstly, the book starts off with Thomas waking up without his memory, trapped in a location called the Glade. Even though this is a bit confusing, the reader’s immediately consider three questions, who he was, where he was, why he was there and Dashner kept these three questions unanswered until the climax, making readers intrigued. Secondly the majority of the paragraph’s end with a cliffhanger which made me want to know what happened next. With the combination of keeping questions unanswered and using cliffhangers, this book catches the reader’s

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