Thsi book was an ok book. To me this book was not very interesting because basicly this story was about an experiment and how a group of students re acted to it. In the story there wasn't any thing to look forward to or a big climax.
The ententential question of "To what extent does power or the lack of power aaffect indivisuals" is in the wave beause the power of World war 2 and Nazi effected the students. When this happened people were getting envoled in the wave and were not supporting the wave and with that said I inefer that later in the book certain events might happen that might be unexpected and suprise the reader
“January 31st 2013
This story is written in a very detailed way that lets the reader see the scenes in a very well way, the book also gives off a lot of drama through its dialogue and actions characters do. The characters in the story are very real and are very well described. If you like mysterious, dramatic books this one is an amazing book to choose, this book gives off great themes or main messages towards the reader.
EQ: To what extent does power or lack of power affect individuals?
Having power or gaining it, affects individuals and the people around by changing the way their life style is because they start to have more control over the people and expect more, such as Ben Ross, he gained so much more power through the world war 2 idea and creating 'The Wave' group. This gave him more power toward the students such as commanding them to things. This affects the people or students because they start to feel differently and see life in a different way since the teacher has even more power. Many other people are also gaining power such as Robert Billings, over all gaining power affects everyone, including students his wife and the people around. ”
“January 31st, 2013 This book would have been way better if along the conclusion, the students of Gordon High actually present The Wave through the city, hence the whole city would be dominated by The Wave presenting more of a thriller novel with suspense. The reader would be left with a big idea in how power increases and affects other individuals.
January 17th, 2013
The essential question of "To what extent or the lack of power affect individuals"? is addressed in my book because the protagonist, Ben Ross, is gaining power through giving the students powerful lectures and lessons that affect and manipulate the minds of the students. Through these lectures, the students gain ideas that start to become rather sinister and rebellious which relates to the lessons of the Nazis and their terrible actions in which Mr. Ross is teaching the students.”
“Jan. 31, 2013,
The Wave is a very good book, which determines the way power affects people, and the way the author shifts the third person view to different people aids this. It didn't contain much suspense, but there were many surprising moments that made one stick around to enjoy the book. Like the time Laurie found out what a few kids did because of The Wave, or what happens with friendships in this book. The moments of anticipation may be very little, but there are still many surprises.
Power affects individuals because in the story, Ben Ross, leader of The Wave, has the most power because he has a lot of children following him. The children who are in The Wave also have more power than the people who aren't because they have a lot of friends and alies in school who can back them up, and there are more children who are in The Wave than not. Those aren't in The Wave feel excluded and powerless compared to those who are. But Laurie Saunders deals with the momentum of The Wave, and though she may not have much power all by herself, the newspaper group backs her up.”
“Jan 31, 2013 I have finished this book.
The best written moment in this book is obviously the ending, when the conflict that The Wave is causing finally is lifted. The resolution is expected, yet unexpected at the same time. If you are a person who likes phycology, like myself, this is a great read with you because it deals with how and why Hitler was able to control the Nazis. This book was satisfying- well, more satisfying than most book-endings are- but I think it would have been more of a heart-pumping-fast type ending if it would have been more dramatic. This book is most definitely about power, and how, when a large group has power, it ends up having great effects on its members and non-members.
Jan, 17, 2013
EQ: To what extent does power or the lack of power affect individuals?
Mr. Ross: He is the teacher who started the Wave movement. He realized that the student felt such a sense of community with each other that they could actually lead themselves, together. However, he wasn't worried because he knew that he could handle them. He likes the fact that he has power so much that he is ignoring all of the possible bad side effects that could come with the Wave movement. At some point of the novel, he pictured himself in Time Magazine as the teacher who made the glorious discovery that students actually prefer the disaplined school learning routine. The thing that really made him want all this power at the start was when he could feel his students wanting disaplin. They all had felt some sort of surge, burst of energy the first day that Mr. Ross had started his "experiment".”
“janaury 31 2013 The mood of the wave is huga and very good.It shows THE amazing enviromnet gives reader a theme and helfullness.
jan. 17 2013
EQ: When should an individual take a stand against what he/she believes to be injustice???
Answer:when what she or he believes in does things that cause injustice physical or mental pain. But the biggest reason is when something has gone to far and is causing more harm than good
“Teacher Ben Ross shows his class a video of how the Nazi's tortured others. The class say that they would never fall for that, so he makes a simulation of the Nazis but calls it The Wave. Almost everyone joins in and those who don't are beaten. It's almost to late to stop it but Ben Ross tells them how they fell so easily.”BenSj wrote this review Monday, December 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What a thought provoking book! This high school classroom that is studying the Nazi's and WWII have a teacher that decides to take a classroom experiment a little bit too far. The class turns into a facist society and the teacher becomes the dictator. Threats are made to people that don't join and in the end, only two students realize it's wrong and try to stop it. Wonderful book. Brings up many deep and thoughtful issues.”Liz Bryan wrote this review Thursday, December 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Are you interested in World War II and how Hitler convinced a whole country to kill millions of people? Based on a true story, The Wave, tells how a high school quickly become part of a movement based by the three principles Hitler used with the Nazi's. This becomes known as the wave. It spreads quickly in the school but is it still just something for fun or is it starting to rule the school?”Rosie R. wrote this review Sunday, December 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This novel is based on the true experience of a Palo Alto classroom in California. Trying to teach his students how an entire country could follow a leader, Hitler, who planned the extermination of the Jews, teacher Mr. Ross sets up a classroom experiment. Implementing ides of socialism, strength in community, strength in discipline, etc., his students enthusiastically participate in the experiment. However, what begins as a small classroom lesson quickly takes off faster than the wave the group is named for, as students begin to bully and isolate others who refuse to join the group or say anything against it. The conclusion to the experiment leaves the students horrified and confused as they realize what human nature can really be capable of.”Liz DeMaine wrote this review Monday, November 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No