The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

Thomas Character Analysis

The novel’s protagonist, Thomas is a teenaged boy who enters the Glade with no memories other than of his first name. Although Thomas comes to the Glade scared and confused, he shows himself to be brave, resourceful, and strong-willed when he saves the lives of the Gladers Alby and Minho. Thomas also shares a telepathic connection with Teresa, who he may have known before arriving in the Glade. With her help, Thomas struggles to uncover his memories and discover the true nature of his identity. By the novel’s end, Thomas realizes that rather than his memories, it is his actions in the present that determine his identity. Thomas also chafes against the strict rules of the Glade, introducing new perspectives and ideas that the Gladers eventually accept since they prove useful for finding an exit to the Maze.

Thomas Quotes in The Maze Runner

The The Maze Runner quotes below are all either spoken by Thomas or refer to Thomas. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Delacorte Press edition of The Maze Runner published in 2009.
Chapter 1 Quotes

And yet he didn’t know where he came from, or how he’d gotten inside the dark lift, or who his parents were. He didn’t even know his last name. Images of people flashed across his mind, but there was no recognition, their faces replaced with haunted smears of color. He couldn’t think of one person he knew, or recall a single conversation.

Related Characters: Thomas
Page Number: 2
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Chapter 3 Quotes

His memory loss was strange. He mostly remembered the workings of the world—but emptied of specifics, faces, names. Like a book completely intact but missing one word in every dozen, making it a miserable and confusing read. He didn’t even know his age.

Related Characters: Thomas
Page Number: 15
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Chapter 6 Quotes

“Out there’s the Maze,” Newt whispered, eyes wide as if in a trance. “Everything we do—our whole life, Greenie—revolves around the Maze. Every lovin’ second of every lovin’ day we spend in honor of the Maze, tryin’ to solve somethin’ that’s not shown us it has a bloody solution, ya know? And we want to show ya why it’s not to be messed with. Show ya why them buggin’ walls close shut every night. Show ya why you should never, never find your butt out there.”

Related Characters: Newt (speaker), Thomas
Related Symbols: The Maze
Page Number: 38
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Chapter 8 Quotes

Newt looked down in the Box one more time, then faced the crowd, gravely. “It’s a girl,” he said. Everyone started talking at once; Thomas only caught pieces here and there. “A girl?” “I got dibs!” “What’s she look like?” “How old is she?”

Related Characters: Newt (speaker), Thomas, Teresa
Page Number: 54
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Chapter 9 Quotes

“Think about it. Our memories are wiped. We live inside a place that seems to have no way out, surrounded by bloodthirsty monster-guards. Doesn’t that sound like a prison to you?” As he said it out loud, it sounded more and more possible. Nausea trickled into his chest.

Related Characters: Thomas (speaker), Chuck
Page Number: 64
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Chapter 13 Quotes

“This ain’t got nothin’ to do with no hate or like or love or friends or anything. All we care about is surviving. Drop your sissy side and start using that shuck brain if you got one.”

Related Characters: Alby (speaker), Thomas
Page Number: 86
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Chapter 14 Quotes

Alby spoke in a loud, almost ceremonious voice, looking at no one and everyone at the same time. “Ben of the Builders, you’ve been sentenced to Banishment for the attempted murder of Thomas the Newbie. The Keepers have spoken, and their word ain’t changing. And you ain’t coming back. Ever.”

Related Characters: Alby (speaker), Thomas, Ben
Page Number: 93
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Chapter 15 Quotes

“Order,” Newt continued. “Order. You say that bloody word over and over in your shuck head. Reason we’re all sane around here is ’cause we work our butts off and maintain order. Order’s the reason we put Ben out—can’t very well have loonies runnin’ around tryin’ to kill people, now can we? Order. Last thing we need is you screwin’ that up.”

Related Characters: Newt (speaker), Thomas, Ben
Page Number: 102
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Chapter 17 Quotes

“You don’t understand, shuck-face! You don’t know anything, and you’re just making it worse by trying to have hope! We’re dead, you hear me? Dead!”

Related Characters: Minho (speaker), Thomas
Related Symbols: The Maze
Page Number: 117
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Chapter 18 Quotes

Thomas rocked back on his heels, then ran his arm across his forehead, wiping away the sweat. And at that moment, in the space of only a few seconds, he learned a lot about himself. About the Thomas that was before. He couldn’t leave a friend to die.

Related Characters: Thomas
Related Symbols: The Maze
Page Number: 119
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Chapter 23 Quotes

“Are they changed because they want to go back to their old life, or is it because they’re so depressed at realizing their old life was no better than what we have now?”

Related Characters: Thomas (speaker), Alby, Newt
Related Symbols: The Changing
Page Number: 149
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Chapter 26 Quotes

“I didn’t do anything wrong. All I know is I saw two people struggling to get inside these walls and they couldn’t make it. To ignore that because of some stupid rule seemed selfish, cowardly, and...well, stupid. If you want to throw me in jail for trying to save someone’s life, then go ahead. Next time I promise I’ll point at them and laugh, then go eat some of Frypan’s dinner.”

Related Characters: Thomas (speaker), Alby, Newt, Frypan
Related Symbols: The Maze
Page Number: 166
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Chapter 30 Quotes

Newt’s head appeared at the little glassless window, looking through the bars, a smirk on his face. “Nice reward for breakin’ the rules. You saved some lives, Tommy, but ya still need to learn—”

“Yeah, I know. Order.”

Related Characters: Thomas (speaker), Newt (speaker), Alby, Minho
Page Number: 191
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Chapter 31 Quotes

Alby continued. “I hope the Changing doesn’t give us real memories—just plants fake ones. Some suspect it—I can only hope. If the world’s the way I saw it...” He trailed off, leaving an ominous silence.

Related Characters: Alby (speaker), Thomas
Page Number: 197
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Chapter 36 Quotes

“I remember remembering,” she muttered, sitting down with a heavy sigh; she pulled her legs up to wrap her arms around her knees. “Feelings. Emotions. Like I have all these shelves in my head, labeled for memories and faces, but they’re empty. As if everything before this is just on the other side of a white curtain. Including you.”

Related Characters: Teresa (speaker), Thomas
Page Number: 234
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Chapter 39 Quotes

“No one ever understood what I saw, what the Changing did to me! Don’t go back to the real world, Thomas! You don’t...want...to remember!”

Related Characters: Gally (speaker), Thomas
Related Symbols: The Changing
Page Number: 258
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Chapter 45 Quotes

They needed more clues about the code. They needed memories.

So he was going to get stung by a Griever. Go through the Changing. On purpose.

Related Characters: Thomas
Related Symbols: The Changing
Page Number: 291
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Chapter 48 Quotes

Thomas shook his head. “No, you don’t get it. 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.”

Related Characters: Thomas (speaker), Teresa, Newt
Page Number: 301
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Chapter 51 Quotes

“I’m telling you.” Alby sounded like he was begging—near hysterical. “We can’t go back to where we came from. I’ve seen it, remembered awful, awful things. Burned land, a disease—something called the Flare. It was horrible—way worse than we have it here…Better to die than go home.”

Related Characters: Alby (speaker), Thomas, Newt
Page Number: 312
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Chapter 55 Quotes

Minho continued. “Alby didn’t wanna go back to his old life. He freaking sacrificed himself for us—and they aren’t attacking, so maybe it worked. We’d be heartless if we wasted it.”

Related Characters: Minho (speaker), Thomas, Alby, Newt
Page Number: 334
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Chapter 60 Quotes

“All things happen for a purpose,” she said, any sign of malice now gone from her voice. “You must understand this.”

Related Characters: Thomas, Chuck
Page Number: 360
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Chapter 62 Quotes

He died saving you, Teresa said. He made the choice himself. Just don’t ever waste it.

Related Characters: Teresa (speaker), Thomas, Chuck
Page Number: 371
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Thomas Character Timeline in The Maze Runner

The timeline below shows where the character Thomas appears in The Maze Runner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...teenage boy awakes in a moving pitch-black elevator. The boy remembers that his name is Thomas but has no memory of how he got into the elevator or who he is.... (full context)
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Growing Up Theme Icon
When the elevator stops, Thomas bangs on the walls, screaming for help. Suddenly, the roof of the elevator opens and... (full context)
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As Thomas’ eyes adjust to the light, the teenagers lower a rope into the elevator. They help... (full context)
Chapter 2
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Confused but curious, Thomas starts to take note of his surrounding. He stands in the middle of a group... (full context)
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Thomas asks where he is but the boys pay no attention to him, talking to each... (full context)
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Thomas asks Alby to tell him where they are. Alby obliges, sitting down in front of... (full context)
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...scream comes from one of the nearby buildings. Newt goes off to help and tells Thomas to find Chuck in order to find out about his sleeping arrangements. After Newt runs... (full context)
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After a few moments, Thomas stands up and notices something flash silver and red and then dart behind a tree.... (full context)
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Chuck asks Thomas what his name is, saying that Thomas must at least remember that much. Thomas tells... (full context)
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Annoyed that Chuck cannot give him any information, Thomas goes looking for answers from Newt. Thomas follows the sound of the screams to a... (full context)
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At the top of the stairs, Thomas opens a door and sees Alby and Newt sitting by Ben who is writhing in... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Outside, Thomas notices a concrete building with an iron door that has a steering wheel for a... (full context)
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Thomas goes to explore but Chuck says he shouldn’t because the big openings in the walls,... (full context)
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Thomas stares into the Door and notices the pathway keeps going straight but that there are... (full context)
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Chuck reappears at Thomas’ side and tells him he should get some sleep. At that moment the walls begin... (full context)
Chapter 5
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Before going to bed, Chuck plays a practical joke. He and Thomas hide below the bathroom window of a building called the Homestead. Chuck waits until a... (full context)
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Most boys sleep in the Homestead but since it’s too full, Chuck and Thomas take sleeping bags and sleep outside in a garden. As Thomas starts drifting into sleep,... (full context)
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In another moment of realization, Thomas tells Chuck that he’s been to the Glade before. Surprised, Chuck sits up in his... (full context)
Chapter 6
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The next morning, Newt wakes Thomas up before dawn. Newt says he’s supposed to show Thomas something before everyone else wakes... (full context)
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A few hours later, Thomas is eating breakfast with the rest of the boys. He thinks about why and how... (full context)
Chapter 7
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Alby takes Thomas to the Box, which is what they call the metal doors in the ground that... (full context)
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Alby brings Thomas to the South Door. Alby says that he’s been living in the Glade for two... (full context)
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Thomas sees another beetle blade and asks Alby what they are. Alby says that they think... (full context)
Chapter 8
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All the boys assemble nervously outside the Box. Chuck explains to Thomas that the boys got used to the routine of new arrivals coming on a monthly... (full context)
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...Alby use vines to lower themselves into the Box and bring the girl’s body out. Thomas notices that she is around sixteen years old, has dark hair and pale skin. He... (full context)
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Thomas is about to go with them when Newt and Alby ask him to stay and... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...if any of the boys touches her, he’ll be banished. As they take her away, Thomas feels sympathy for her and feels connected to her in some unknown way. Alby calls... (full context)
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Thomas and Chuck go to raid the kitchen for some food. As they eat, Thomas asks... (full context)
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After Thomas and Chuck finish eating, Thomas goes exploring and discovers a beetle blade, which reminds him... (full context)
Chapter 10
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Thomas walks deeper into the forest but loses track of the beetle blade. When he hears... (full context)
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Thomas hears another snap behind him, but before he can do anything a pale, haunted looking... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...him he’ll kill him if he tries anything with the knife. Ben shouts back that Thomas is the one they should kill because he’s not one of the Gladers. In a... (full context)
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Thomas spends the rest of the day in a blur of fear and anxiety about living... (full context)
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As Thomas leaves for lunch, he notices a Runner coming out of the East Door earlier than... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Thomas fears the Runner may have been stung, so he calls out for help and Alby... (full context)
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Thomas asks Minho if he found anything out in the Maze. Minho says that although that’s... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...They agree to haul the Griever back to the Glade tomorrow. Alby then turns to Thomas and asks again if he’s holding any information back. Thomas reiterates that he is not... (full context)
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Thomas goes into the graveyard area to find a quiet place to think. He is interrupted... (full context)
Chapter 14
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Alby wraps the collar around Ben’s neck. Ben pleads that he only tried to kill Thomas because the Changing made him crazy. Alby pays no attention and, in a ceremonial and... (full context)
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...and pleading for help, Ben looks around the crowd hoping to inspire someone to intervene. Thomas’ guilt makes him hide behind a larger boy so Ben won’t see him. As the... (full context)
Chapter 15
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Thomas goes to sleep with the images of Ben’s haunted face on his mind. The next... (full context)
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Newt tells Thomas that he was a Runner until a few months ago, when he hurt his leg... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Thomas spends the morning hours pulling weeds and doing farm work alongside the Keeper of the... (full context)
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At lunch, Newt is distraught and tells Thomas that the girl is still in coma. Newt says that the girl is saying “weird... (full context)
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...from Door to Door, hoping that Alby and Minho will return before the Doors close. Thomas goes to see Newt at one of the Doors a few minutes before they all... (full context)
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As the Door begins to close, Thomas sees Minho inside the Maze with Alby, stung by a Griever, being helped along. Thomas... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Inside the Maze, everything is dark and Thomas feels terrified, but he manages to find his way to Minho and Alby. Minho tells... (full context)
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Thomas suggests they climb the vines in order to protect themselves from the Grievers, but Minho... (full context)
Chapter 18
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Thomas feels angry at Minho for running away at the first sign of trouble. Although Minho... (full context)
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As Thomas hangs on the wall and rests, a beetle blade comes out of a small hole... (full context)
Chapter 19
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As the Griever approaches, Thomas notices that it is covered in a slimy skin and has needles and other sharp... (full context)
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The Griever comes to the spot on the wall right beneath Thomas and then stops moving. Thomas hopes that it has stopped for good, but then it... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...Griever uses spikes to climb the wall and shines a blinding red light straight at Thomas. Knowing he can’t stay where he is, Thomas moves sideways across the wall by using... (full context)
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Thomas accidently swings into a wall and loses his grip. As he tumbles down the wall,... (full context)
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Thomas lets go of the vines, lands safely on the ground, and starts running in order... (full context)
Chapter 21
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Thomas turns around and sees the first Griever still pursuing him. Thinking he has a better... (full context)
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Thomas follows Minho to the Cliff, where the Maze appears to end abruptly. The path looks... (full context)
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...the last one is able to stop just before falling of the edge. Minho and Thomas give each other a knowing look and they charge at the Griever together, kicking it... (full context)
Chapter 22
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Unable to cope with almost dying, Thomas sits beside Minho and cries for half an hour. When he calms down, Thomas tells... (full context)
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As they walk to the Homestead, all the Gladers gawk at them with awe. Thomas goes to sleep but is woken up by Chuck a few hours later, who tells... (full context)
Chapter 23
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Hearing the sounds of Alby’s screams, Thomas is no longer able to sleep. To find some quiet, he goes to the graveyard... (full context)
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Chuck and Newt find Thomas in the graveyard. Newt tells him that Alby be will alright soon. When Thomas asks... (full context)
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...he says that all the Keepers will meet tomorrow to discuss if they should reprimand Thomas for breaking the rules by going into the Maze or honor him for saving the... (full context)
Chapter 24
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At the Gathering of the Keepers, Thomas sits in a large room in the Homestead before the eleven Keepers. Thomas notices that... (full context)
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Each Keeper says his opinion, most of them agreeing that Thomas should be praised but also be minimally punished for breaking their number one rule. When... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...in the Maze once and that was when he was breaking the same rule that Thomas broke. (full context)
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Minho continues, saying that inside the Maze, he got scared and ran off but Thomas stayed calm and risked his own life to protect Alby. Gally interrupts again, diminishing Thomas’... (full context)
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...says things are going to change and that if he must, then he will kill Thomas in order to stop him from carrying out the Creators’ secret plans. (full context)
Chapter 26
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After Gally leaves, Thomas feels fear that Gally wants him dead. Minho says they should throw Gally in the... (full context)
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Newt proposes that they throw Thomas in the Slammer for one day and then let him start training for being a... (full context)
Chapter 27
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Thomas enters Alby’s room. Alby, who still looks sick, tells the Med-Jacks to leave the two... (full context)
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Alby starts to say something else, but then begins to viciously choke himself. Thomas calls for Newt and together they try to restrain Alby. Alby comes close to killing... (full context)
Chapter 28
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Newt and Thomas get leftovers from lunch and discuss the situation regarding Alby. Newt says that no one... (full context)
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Newt tells Thomas that they need to find out who he was before coming to the Glade. He... (full context)
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...whole time, but has been rambling about how everything will change and has been repeating Thomas’ name. As Thomas stares at her, he feels like she looks familiar and then hears... (full context)
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Thomas hears the same voice say his own name. Thomas jumps up and says that she’s... (full context)
Chapter 29
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In state of confusion and distress, Thomas unintentionally ran for an hour inside the Maze. Realizing he must get back to the... (full context)
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Chuck wakes Thomas the next morning. Chuck tells him that Gally has disappeared. Some of the Gladers think... (full context)
Chapter 30
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In a concrete building north of the Homestead, Newt lets Thomas into the jail cell. There is only one rickety wooden chair and nothing to do.... (full context)
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Chuck tells Thomas that when he first arrived, he cried every night out of fear and desire to... (full context)
Chapter 31
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As Thomas hears the Doors begin to close, Alby arrives at the Slammer and lets him out.... (full context)
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Since he was in jail, Thomas missed dinner so he eats leftovers that the cook, a boy named Frypan, had prepared... (full context)
Chapter 32
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The next morning, Minho wakes Thomas before dawn and shows him inside a locked room in the Homestead where he gives... (full context)
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Minho shows Thomas a secret trapdoor in the room which leads to another room where they keep weapons... (full context)
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In the Map Room, Minho draws Thomas a map of the Maze. First he draws a large square that fills up the... (full context)
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...shifting every month. Minho also admits that the Maze is incredibly discouraging, but agrees with Thomas when Thomas says that they can’t give up until they find an exit. Minho tells... (full context)
Chapter 33
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Thomas follows Minho through the Maze, keeping up but slowly getting more and more tired as... (full context)
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They run some more and then rest again. Thomas sees a beetle blade and asks what they’re for and why they have the word... (full context)
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As they talk, Thomas notices a glimmer of silver against a wall. Thomas goes to investigate and Minho shrugs,... (full context)
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At the end of the day, Thomas feels physically depleted. Becoming Runner has lost its appeal and he feels exhausted with this... (full context)
Chapter 34
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The next morning Thomas awakes to shouting and confusion in the Glade. Although his watch says it’s morning, the... (full context)
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Minho and Thomas run into the Maze and, in Section Eight, they come across a Griever. It runs... (full context)
Chapter 35
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Minho tells Thomas that Grievers must be leaving the Maze by jumping through some sort portal beyond the... (full context)
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After drawing the map, Minho and Thomas run into Newt and Alby outside the Map Room. Newt informs them that supplies have... (full context)
Chapter 36
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Not wanting to confront Teresa, Thomas runs into the graveyard to find seclusion. When he settles in there, he hears Teresa’s... (full context)
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...familiar. She responds that she remembers remembering, but the memories, although all there, are blurred. Thomas says that he likes when she calls him “Tom,” that it reminds him of home.... (full context)
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Alby demands to know from Thomas why Teresa came to him. Thomas says that they must have known each other before... (full context)
Chapter 37
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Despite Thomas’ protestation, Alby has Teresa brought to jail for triggering the changes. Thomas tries to defend... (full context)
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...are trying to seal the Doors in order to prevent the Grievers from getting inside. Thomas thinks that everyone is working hard so that they can keep from panicking. Thomas goes... (full context)
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Thomas visits Teresa in the jail. She tells him that she’s afraid of the Grievers. Thomas... (full context)
Chapter 38
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Inside the Homestead, Minho, Newt, Alby, and Thomas discuss what they need to do to defend themselves and escape the Maze. Minho says... (full context)
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Although afraid, Thomas eventually falls asleep. In the middle of the night, Thomas awakes to the mechanical sounds... (full context)
Chapter 39
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...operate on a Variable that makes them only kill once a night. He turns to Thomas and tells him not to try and remember where they came from. (full context)
Chapter 40
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Thomas runs to the Door that Minho went through but Newt calls out to him before... (full context)
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In the jail, Teresa tells Thomas that she’s been sleeping this whole time. They discuss what she meant by saying that... (full context)
Chapter 41
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Thomas runs to the Map Room to see what he can salvage. When he arrives, he... (full context)
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At the Slammer, Thomas pleads for Teresa’s release, convincing them that she had no control over triggering the end.... (full context)
Chapter 42
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In the weapons room, Thomas feels the answer to the problem of the maps inside of him. A sudden flash... (full context)
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When Newt and Minho come back with the materials, Thomas orders everyone to trace the last ten days of each section of the Maze onto... (full context)
Chapter 43
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Thomas, Newt, Minho, and Teresa trace more days and stack them together in the way Thomas... (full context)
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Minho tells Thomas to follow him through the Maze like the last time. Before they enter the Maze,... (full context)
Chapter 44
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As Thomas and Minho run through the Maze, they notice the walls hadn’t changed at all the... (full context)
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As they talk, Thomas tells her he’s getting a headache from the mental strain. Teresa says she gets them... (full context)
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After Thomas and Minho run through the entire Section, they explore the Maze more closely, feeling the... (full context)
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...it’s early morning and Newt says that the Grievers took a boy named Adam who Thomas never met. Minho is discouraged and runs off to the Homestead. Thomas initiates a conversation... (full context)
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When Thomas arrives Teresa shows him the message: FLOAT. CATCH. BLEED. DEATH. STIFF. PUSH. After PUSH, the... (full context)
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As he leaves, Thomas resolutely decides that in order to find the answer to the Maze, he needs more... (full context)
Chapter 46
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Without telling anyone his plan to get stung by the Grievers, Thomas goes to the Homestead with everyone after dinner and waits for the attack. In the... (full context)
Chapter 47
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Thomas enters a dream state where he finds himself in complete blackness devoid of time or... (full context)
Chapter 48
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Thomas hears a voice calling his name and realizes it is Chuck. When he wakes, Chuck... (full context)
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When Newt arrives, Thomas tells him that the Maze is actually a test designed to see if the Gladers... (full context)
Chapter 49
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At the Gathering, Thomas explains that during the Changing he saw flashes of his lost memories. He says that... (full context)
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Thomas says the Creators wanted to test if the kids would keep trying to solve the... (full context)
Chapter 50
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Thomas admits that he and Teresa helped design the Maze. He says he doesn’t know why... (full context)
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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.... (full context)
Chapter 51
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With bloodshot eyes, Alby quickly stands up, knocking his chair over behind him. He accuses Thomas of working for the Creators and says that his plan will get them all killed.... (full context)
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...Changing. Alby confesses that he was the one who burned all the maps, fearing that Thomas would figure a way out of the Maze. Alby explains that he had visions of... (full context)
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...he’d rather fight and take his chances with the Creators than die in the Glade. Thomas says that no matter what the Keepers decide, he, Minho, and Teresa will fight their... (full context)
Chapter 52
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While the Keepers erupt into loud argument, Newt has a chance to talk one-on-one with Thomas. Newt tells him to leave the meeting room so that the rest of the Keepers... (full context)
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Thomas tells Newt that he wants to sacrifice himself because it’s the only way to redeem... (full context)
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Thomas telepathically communicates with Teresa and tells her to meet him at the Box. When they... (full context)
Chapter 53
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After the Gathering ends, Newt meets up with Thomas and Teresa at the Box. Newt tells them that all the Keepers agreed to Thomas’... (full context)
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Newt agrees that they need to arm the Gladers but says that he and not Thomas will be the one to lead the Gladers because more boys will trust Newt’s leadership.... (full context)
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Newt gathers the boys and, to Thomas’ surprise, most of the Gladers decide to go. Thomas thinks most of them have decided... (full context)
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Teresa asks Thomas what he thinks the phrase she wrote on her arm, “WICKED is good,” is supposed... (full context)
Chapter 54
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During the last meal before they all enter the Maze, Thomas and Chuck talk about the plan. Chuck says he’s not scared because only one person... (full context)
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As everyone finishes dinner, Newt and Alby announce that it’s time to enter the Maze. Thomas notices Alby vacantly staring at the ground and decides that since Alby is unstable, he’ll... (full context)
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As the Gladers run toward the Maze, Thomas notices Chuck and Teresa running beside him with spears in their hands. Thomas feels an... (full context)
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...Maze for an hour without seeing or hearing any Grievers. As they near their target, Thomas feels fear for his friends rather than courage. When they arrive at the corner that... (full context)
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Thomas sees more Grievers coming from the opposite direction, blocking off their escape. The group huddles... (full context)
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...that Minho is right, Newt tells the Gladers that their main priority is to protect Thomas and Teresa so that they can make it to the Hole. As Newt is speaking,... (full context)
Chapter 56
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...Hole and then more Keepers followed by the Gladers try to clear a path for Thomas and Teresa. Chuck tries to help the Gladers but Thomas pulls him close. Not wanting... (full context)
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...them. The sound of the Gladers screaming and being killed by the Grievers surrounds them. Thomas knows he can’t stop to help, that he has to keep running to the Hole.... (full context)
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Teresa jumps in and then Thomas helps Chuck make the jump. As he helps Chuck into the Hole, Thomas feels a... (full context)
Chapter 57
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Thomas finds himself in dank, cold ten foot high cylinder. They walk down a short tunnel... (full context)
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Teresa says the computer won’t let her enter the last word, “PUSH.” Before Thomas can come help, two more Grievers come through the Hole. Chuck then points to a... (full context)
Chapter 58
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The shut down Grievers suck their instruments into their skin and turn off their lights. Thomas and Teresa cheer Chuck for finding the button. Minho then jumps into the Hole, followed... (full context)
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...see that the code opened a door, which leads them to a long steep slide. Thomas is the last of the Gladers to go down the slide. As he slides down,... (full context)
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...glass panel where groups of thin people in white stand watching them. For a moment Thomas thinks they are ghost, but then realizes that they are the Creators. (full context)
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...control himself. He then takes a knife from his back pocket and throws it at Thomas. (full context)
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In a flash, Chuck saves Thomas’ life by diving in front of the knife. As Thomas cradles Chuck in his arms,... (full context)
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Thomas realizes that Chuck was a personal symbol for the possibility of returning to a normal... (full context)
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As Thomas waits to get on the bus, a hideous and horribly smelling woman tackles him to... (full context)
Chapter 61
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A woman who Thomas thinks is this new group’s leader explains the realities of the world outside the Glade.... (full context)
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She tells Thomas that the Gladers were only a fraction of the thousands of children who were orphaned... (full context)
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...staff of people working there. The staff feeds the Gladers pizza and provides warms beds. Thomas eats well and feels as if he could sleep for months. (full context)
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In the sleeping quarters, Thomas rests on the bottom bed of a bunk bed. Minho is on the top bed... (full context)
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Before falling to sleep, Thomas talks to Teresa in his head. She tells him she’s sorry about Chuck. He begins... (full context)