Chuck is a very young and chatty Glader, the best friend of the Thomas in the Maze. He is the youngest among all other boys from the story. The boy becomes very attached to others and can be a true friend. In the book, Chuck's personality represents innocence. However, the hero changes throughout the book. While the boy is nice in the beginning, in the middle of the book he already shows himself as a mean character. Because of the inability to do more complex work, Chuck carries out the assignments that do not require specific skills. The boy was the first in the Maze with whom Thomas becomes a friend. In the beginning, Chuck annoyed Thomas with his talks. In fact, Chuck is a very talkative character, even at the wrong time. However, in some time, Thomas sympathizes with him. Even more, he cares about him as an older brother. Thomas even promised Chuck that regardless of all the obstacles they will face, he will find the way out of the Maze. He is very loyal to Thomas and rescues his life through self-sacrifice. Nothing else but Chuck's death has a major impact on the development of Thomas's character.
Chuck in the Essays