In The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Thomas is the main character. In the novel, it states "He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air"(Dashner 1). Thomas was in a box coming to enter the Glade, and stay there forever.
Thomas finally arrives to the Glade. He is pulled out by some strangers. "'Nice to meet ya, shank,' the boy said. 'Welcome to the Glade.'" Thomas is confused about the place. So, he just stands there.
There's the cliff! Hurry!
Thomas is very brave. He feels as if he needs to be a leader. "Somehow he knew he had to do it. It was such an odd thing to feel, especially after what he'd just seen"(Dashner 39). Thomas was shown a griever, but he still wants to try and get out of the maze.
"'The cliff?' Thomas asked, blood draining from his face." Thomas keeps asking questions, and it is getting Alby angry and impatient. Thomas realizes that he should ask a few questions a day, because everyone would get annoyed at him. He shows a lot of generosity. He wants to be caught up with everything, so he knows about the maze.
Thomas is loyal to the Gladers. He will always help fighting the grievers, and protects Teresa. "Let them do the fighting---we have to get through that hole"(Dashner 336). Thomas leads Teresa to the hole to put in the code. Thomas gets help from the other Gladers to protect them.
Thomas has good friendship with Teresa and the rest of the Gladers. He has gotten very close with everyone. "But it hurts. Feels like I lost a brother"(Dashner 371). Thomas and chuck were like brothers. It hurt Thomas a lot, but he just has to.