Title of Novel: The Maze Runner Character's Name: Thomas Evidence: "He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air. Metal ground against metal; a lurching shudder shook the floor beneath him. [...] He wanted to cry, but no tears came; he could only sit there, alone, waiting.
Look at that poor shank! Hilarious isn't he?
The green bean is going to be one heck of a slopper!
Physical Description: Five foot nine, brown eyes, 16 years old Context: When Thomas and Chuck were waking around in the Maze on Thomas's first day there Cited Evidence: "The boy scanned him up and down. "I'd say your 16. And incase you were wondering, five foot nine... brown hair. Oh, and ugly as fried liver on a stick. He snorted a laugh." (Dashner 15) Explanation of Evidence: Chuck helped Thomas out by telling him this information while also trying to make friends by adding humor.
World In Catastrophe: Killzone Experiment Department
Come on Thomas, we don't have time so sight-see!
Strongest Personality Trait: Bravery Context: When Thomas saw Minho strugling to carry Alby's body out of the Maze. Cited Evidence: "He squeezed past the connection rods at the last second and stepped into the Maze. The walls slammed shut behind him, the echo of ivy-covered stone, like mad laughter" (Dashner 112). Explanation of Evidence: Thomas was brave enough to risk his life just to try to save Alby, knowing that he might've failed to save him.
Who's it gonna be?
Character Trait: (at the beginning) Clueless, Confused Context: A few hours after Thomas had first come out of the Box. Cited Evidence: "Thomas once again felt a pressing ache of confusion- hearing so many words and phrases that didn't make sense. Shank. Shuck. Keeper. Slopper" (Dashner 6). Explanation of Evidence: Thomas had never heard these words before and he didn't know what they meant. He also didn't know how all of the Gladers were saying all of those words naturally like it was part of their won language.
Character Trait: (in the middle) Context: When Thomas was in the Maze for the first time and he saw the words on the wall Cited Evidence: "Reluctantly, Thomas left the vines fall back into place and swung his backpack over his shoulders. And off they went, those six words burning holes in his mind" (Dashner 215). Explanation of Evidence: Thomas had a gut feeling that the words he saw meant something and he was determined to figure it out.
Character Trait: (at the end) Brave,Strong, Trustworthy Context: When the Keepers and Thomas were discussing the escape plan Cited Evidence: ""So your suggestion is that we throw some poor kid to the wolves so the rest of us can escape?" [...] "Oh, yeah?" Winston asked. "Who?" Thomas folded his arms. "Me." Explanation of Evidence: Thomas now truly cared about the other Gladers and was willing to do anything he could to get them out of the mess he helped put them in.