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Symbolism in "The Maze Runner"

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Emma Joseph

on 24 May 2016

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Transcript of Symbolism in "The Maze Runner"

Example #3
The Maze
"Dear Lonely Animal"
by Oni Buchanan
Example #2
Song: "I Am a Rock"
by Simon and Garfunkel
Example #1
The Maze is a giant maze that a bunch of teenage boys were sent to solve. The boys (also known as the Gladers) are kept aginst their will with no contact with the outside world, whatsoever. It is a symbol of isolation because the Maze is the only thing that separates the Gladers from the real world. The definition of "isolate" is "to set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone." That is exactly what the Maze the does to the Gladers. Also, the word "isolation" connotes to loneliness, helplessness, and hopelessness, which is how the Maze makes the Gladers feel.
by James Dashner
The characters in the book "The Great Gatsby" are all very lonely and isolated, despite being very rich. For instance, Daisy's husband isn't even present at the birth of their child ["Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where."(Fitzgerald 21)] and Gatsby is elusive and enigmatic, even at his own parties ["The bar, where we glanced first, was crowded, but Gatsby was not there." (Fitzgerald 46)].
"The Great Gatsby"
The Maze Runner
The Maze: Isolation
"The Great Gatsby"
"Dear Lonely Animal,"
"I Am a Rock"
"At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness..." (Fitzgerald 61)
"I am alone" (line 3)
"I have no need of friendship" (line 11)
"I'm writing to you from the loneliest, most secluded island in the world." (lines 1 & 2)
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