The Maze Runner Conflict

The Maze Runner Conflict
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  • Everything we do-our whole life, Greenie- revolves around the Maze, tryin' solve somethin' that's not shown us it has a solution, ya know?
  • Newt
  • Thomas
  • Griever
  • Thomas
  • Thomas
  • Has anyone ever been caught outside the walls at night and lived through it?
  • Never.
  • Minho
  • "Everything we do-our whole life, Greenie- revolves around the Maze, tryin' solve somethin' that's not shown us it has a solution, ya know?" (Dashner 38). This is when Thomas is first introduced to the main conflict, solving the Maze because Newt was explaining it to him.
  • We have to get out there and try to solve the Maze!
  • "A large, bubous creature the size of a cow but with no distinct shape twisted and seethed along the ground in the corridor outside," (Dashner 38). Thomas sees a Griever for the first time and realizes how dangerous they are. Grievers are part of the main conflict because they live in the Maze and try to kill Gladers who try and solve the Maze.
  • "'Has anyone ever been caught outside the walls at night and lived through it?' 'Never,'"(Dashner 115). This proves that the Maze is very dangerous and the Gladers are far from solving it since no one has even lived through being trapped in the Maze overnight, which adds to the conflict.
  • We need to do one last test to make sure the survivors are the best.
  • "If anything, gives us even more reason to get our butts out there. If the sun's really gone, won't be long before plants and animals drop dead, too. I think the desperation level just went up a notch," (Dashner 220-221). The 'ending' starts and the Gladers are more desperate now to try and find a way to escape because they are running out of time now that the sun disappeared.
  • Thomas
  • Minho
  • "I think...I think we're here as part of some weird experiment, or test, or something like that. But it's supposed to end somehow. We can't live here forever-whoever sent us here wants it to end. One way or another," (Dashner 243). Thomas thinks that people called 'Creators' may have sent the boys to the Glade as a experiment, and now they want it to end.
  • Creators
  • "They're weeding us out, seeing if we'll give up, finding the best of us. Throwing variables at us, trying to make us quit. Testing our ability to hope and fight. Sending Teresa here and shutting everything down was only the last part, one more...final analysis. Now it's time for the last test. To escape," (Dashner 301). Thomas finds out that the Creators made the Maze to test them, and now they need to find a way to get out.
  • Creators
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