Rhue, Morton: The Wave

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Adolf Hitler, Ku-Klux-Klan or other villains in history First of all we have to focus on the fact that already several times in our history evil persons tried to manipulate the population just to intersperse their own will and to benefit from it. To begin with right wing ideologies I want to sum up the contents of a book I read: The Wave, written by Morton Rhue, is based on a true incident that occurred in a high school history class in California. The Wave is about Ben Ross, a young history teacher, who has been at Gordon High for two years. He has a good reputation at school and his students view him as contagious. Mr. Ross is very engaged in teaching, interested and involved in his topics. To begin with the story: The history class saw a film about the Nazi Regime which had affected a large part of the class. The students can t imagine that nobody tried to stop a minority like the Nazis. Moreover that the Nazis slaughtered people and the Germans behaved as if they didn t know. This film prompts Mr. Ross to found a movement, called the Wave. The whole history class is involved in this experiment which reflects discipline and strength. Furthermore a group-feeling and an entire equality is born and only the opponents take the role as outsiders. One of the enemies of the Wave is Laurie Saunders. She soon realizes that the entire school is affected and that it s getting out of control. Even Mr. Ross can t cope with the situation anymore. Laurie tries to convince her friends ...

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