Step 1: Directions: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone. First, using your own words, define memory, identity, and sacrifice. Next, briefly describe how these ideas relate back to The Maze Runner.
Step 2: Directions: Using your copy of The Maze Runner, complete the document linked above in its entirety by the first school day of the 2019-2020 school year. As you read the text:
Track the universal ideas of memory, identity, and sacrifice (both the positive and negative effects).
Reflect on how these ideas had both personal ramifications (consequences) for Thomas, but also the other characters.
Writing Prompt: What is the connection between the three ideas we’ve been exploring (memory, identity, sacrifice)? Using a specific moment from the text, consider the following questions to answer the prompt: Explain in a well-written paragraph:
What do you see as the connection between memory, identify, and sacrifice?
What specific moment/scene from the text illustrates this connection? How?
How is the relationship between these ideas complex? Can there be a negative side to each?
What in your personal experience helps you relate to an experience from the text?
This paragraph should contain at least 8 sentences.