The Maze Runner Rebirth Essay

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Unique ways of expressing ideas or actions are attempted by many authors. The author of The Maze Runner has done so with the concepts of rebirth and growth by certain actions committed by the characters as well as using descriptive writing techniques. It’s quite obvious that the author has expressed these concepts is through the actions of the characters and by providing detailed descriptions of events. The rebirth of Thomas, the main character, was explained in this quote: “A straight line of light appeared across the ceiling of the room, and Thomas watched as it expanded. A heavy grating sound revealed double sliding doors being forced open. After so long in darkness, the light stabbed his eyes; he looked away, covering his face with both …show more content…
The author almost lays out the stages of childhood through a series of quotes. A younger child’s mentality is displayed in the following quote: “He was consumed with curiosity but still felt too ill to look closely at his surroundings. His new companions said nothing as he swiveled his head around, trying to take it all in,” (Dashner). Many young children are known to express these feelings of curiosity in order to understand the world. Considering Thomas had no recall of who or what he’d been in the past life, Dashner seems to use this action as a replacement for those childhood years. From here, the author then moves on to follow the other stages of growth. The next in line is adolescence: “As he rotated in a slow circle, the other kids snickered and stared; some reached out and poked him with a finger,” (Dashner). Though the only significance of this quote is to fill in for the tween years of one’s life, it still shows that Dashner wanted to touch on all parts of growing up. He finally concludes this evolution by having Thomas follow other kids around to get a feel for how the society operated and where he would fit in it which is quite similar to actions taken by young adults in nowadays society post-high school. This concludes the growing phases expressed in these two chapters, but one