James Dashner Writing Styles in The Maze Runner

James Dashner
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Point of View

“The Maze Runner” by James Dashner is told in third person, limited omniscient. The story is told from the view point of the story’s protagonist, Thomas. By using this point of view and perspective, the reader is privy to the thoughts, fears, emotions, and motivations of the protagonist. This perspective moves the story along and creates sympathy and understanding for the protagonist and gives the reader insight into the battles and challenges that he faces and his reaction to other characters. While others characters do not at times understand Thomas’ motivations, the reader is in sync with the protagonist and knows where he is coming from and where he is going.

The story ends in a cliffhanger. While the last chapter leaves Thomas and the other characters hopeful for a brighter future, the reader knows that they have been fooled by the Creators once...

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