The Maze also represents the trials of adolescence. Like the Maze, adolescence can appear for the teenager to be a chaotic and confusing experience full of wrong turns and regrettable choices. Although the futility of the Maze makes the boys feel sullen and depressed, Thomas shows them that with a wider perspective they can make it out of the Maze, or adolescence, alive.
The Glade Symbol Timeline in The Maze Runner
The timeline below shows where the symbol The Glade appears in The Maze Runner. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...older boy, who introduces himself as Gally, says that he’s the “real” leader in the Glade and that Thomas should call him Captain Gally. Wanting to embarrass Gally, Thomas does an... (full context)
...asks what’s behind the walls, Chuck gets uncomfortable and says he’s never been outside the Glade. Thomas asks why everyone is being so secretive and Chuck says that no one really... (full context)
...him with the Serum before sunset. Thomas asks if they ever tried giving a stung Glader the Serum after sunset. Minho realizes they’ve never tried because stung Gladers have either managed... (full context)
...that Gally wants him dead. Minho says they should throw Gally in the Slammer, the Glade’s jail, for threatening Thomas. To Minho’s surprise, Winston says that maybe Gally has a point... (full context)
...unintentionally ran for an hour inside the Maze. Realizing he must get back to the Glade before sunset, Thomas finds it surprisingly easy to retrace his steps. Thomas finds his way... (full context)
...the portal, Minho responds that he must have a death wish. Before returning to the Glade with their new discovery, Minho decides they should explore the Maze some more. Minho hopes... (full context)