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Hero's Journey: The Maze Runner
Transcript of Hero's Journey: The Maze Runner
Refusal of the Return:
Thomas realizes how well maintained his peers are and how organized the Glade really is. He wonders if going into the maze is the right thing, since it is a great risk and a big responsibility.
Hero's Journey: The Maze Runner (Thomas)
Phase 1 (Separation):
Thomas finds himself stuck in an elevator and doesn't remember anything.
Leaving the Ordinary World
"I just...... feel like I need to save everyone. To redeem myself."
Crossing back into the Ordinary World:
"Such a display of death- how could it be considered a victory?"
Thomas and the remaining Gladers are led into a downpour where they find a bus awaiting them.
Call to Adventure:
Thomas gets pulled out of the elevator and arrives at the Glade.
The Gladers that are left make it through the maze, solve the code, and are led into an underground chamber
Thomas learns that the Glade was only a test to see who is courageous and patient enough to survive. The next mission would be to cure the Flare, an extremely painful disease in the brain.
Meeting Shadow Self:
The Grievers, whom are monsters that attack Gladers in the maze.
Meeting the mentor:
Alby, the leader of the Gladers, the most experienced, and has been in the Glade the longest.
Alby is late and is having a hard time getting out of the maze. Thomas tries to pull Alby , but instead he gets stuck with him.
Road of Trials:
The First Threshold:
Thomas is tired of not knowing who he is or where he belongs.
The Special World
Thomas gets stung by a Griever. He is in pain as his memory returns.
The Second Threshold:
Thomas is finally relieved from all the confusion that he was feeling for not knowing his past.
Thomas decides to lead the Gladers into the maze. The Grievers attack them, and almost half of the Gladers, including Alby, get killed.
Gally throws a knife at Thomas, with an intention to kill him. Chuck, Thomas' best friend, protects Thomas and gets himself stabbed and killed instead.
The Fourth Threshold:
Thomas and all the Gladers that survived lose their memory of when they were in the Glade and start a new life.
" He began his new life standing up, surrounded by cold darkness and stale, dusty air."