"It was the smell that began to drive Thomas slightly mad. Not being alone for over three weeks. Not the white walls, ceiling and floor. Not the lack of windows or the fact that they never turned off the lights. None of that"(1).
Thomas woke up in a white room because The Rat Man put him in there for arguing with WICKED's orders.
I need to get out of here.
"On the twenty-sixth day, the door opened. Thomas had imagined it happening, countless times what he would do, what he would say. how he would rush forward and tackle anyone who came in, make a run for it, flee, escape"(5).
The Rat man opened the door to tak to Thomas about some "serious" stuff.
Ah Thomas, right this way.
"This is how we're going to remove the swipe from your brains, Rat Man announced. Don't worry I know these devices look frightening, but the procedure won't hurt nearly as much as you may think"(23).