***WARNING: Maze Runner trilogy spoilers ahead!***
I just finished reading the Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner, and it was amazing. I highly recommend that you read it. But, there is a passage from the book that really came out and hit me (not literally). The passage is at the bottom of this post. A summary of the passage is right here. This boy named Gally was forced to kill Thomas, the main character in the book. Then, Chuck, Thomas’s best friend, sacrificed himself to save Thomas. In the 3rd book of the trilogy, it is revealed that Chuck sacrificed himself against his will, but I think the people who made him do that are just plain cruel. Why would you want to force a KID to kill an innocent boy? And even worse, right in front of his best friend! I think that this passage wasn’t really happy, but it did make me notice how immensely cruel mankind can be. I think I have expressed my feelings about this passage way too much, so I will close this blog post.
P.S. Here is the official passage (WARNING: Very long):
Words burst from Gally’s mouth. “They…can control me…I don’t–” His eyes bulged, a hand went to his throat as if he were choking “I…have…to…” Each word was a croaking cough. Then he stilled, his face calming, his body relaxing. It was just like Alby in bed, back in the Glade, after he went through the Changing. The same type of thing had happened to him. What did it– But Thomas didn’t have time to finish his thought. Gally reached behind himself, pulled something long and shiny out of his back pocket. The lights of the chamber flashed on the silvery surface–a wicked looking dagger gripped tightly in his fingers. With unexpected speed, he reared back and threw the knife at Thomas. As he did so, Thomas heard a shout to the right, sensed movement. Toward him. The blade windmilled, its every turn visible to Thomas, as if the world had turned to slow motion. As if it did so for the sole purpose of allowing him to feel the terror of such a thing. on the knife came, flipping over and over, straight at him. A strangled cry was forming in his throat; he urged himself to move but he couldn’t. Then, inexplicably, Chuck was there, diving in front of him. Thomas felt as if his feet had been froze in blocks of ice; he could only stare at the scene of horror unfolding before him, completely helpless.