The Maze Runner


James Dashner

Teachers and parents! Our Teacher Edition on The Maze Runner makes teaching easy.

The Maze Runner: Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

Thomas admits that he and Teresa helped design the Maze. He says he doesn’t know why the Creators picked them to help but it may have something to do with them being telepathic. This revelation about their telepathy makes everyone go silent. Before anyone can interrupt, Thomas tells them that they forced him to help construct the Maze.
In the Glade, where real-life monsters live inside a giant Maze, the existence of telepathy doesn’t seem so farfetched. It’s just another example of how distorted any sense of normalcy can become in the Glade.
Stability and Order vs. Change and Chaos Theme Icon
Newt tells the group that the Creators are their enemy, not Thomas and Teresa. Minho agrees and encourages Thomas to tell the Keepers his plan for escape. Thomas says that inside the Griever Hole is a computer and that plugging the code into the computer will disarm the Grievers and open an exit. Thomas says that the Grievers will come at them with all they’ve got if they try getting into the Hole, but that it’s their only shot at survival.
Newt and Minho’s support of Thomas reveals that it doesn’t matter what he did before coming to the Glade because he has proven himself to be an invaluable ally. Their support illustrates that one’s actions in the present matter more than who one was in the past.
Memory and Identity Theme Icon