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THE WAVE: BOOK ANALYSIS / CHAPTER NOTES


CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Summary

Monday morning, before the Grapevine comes out, Laurie finds Amy in the library and shows her the editorial. Amy objects, defending The Wave on the grounds that everyone is now equal: she no longer has to compete with Laurie for attention, and says Laurie doesn’t like The Wave because she’s no longer the princess of the school. When The Grapevine hits..........

Notes

Amy's accusations against Laurie - that is, that Laurie dislikes The Wave because she is no longer as privileged - is an echo of David's own accusations in Chapter Twelve. However, it carries more weight since Amy does indeed live in Laurie's shadow, or at least believes that is the case. The use of the term “princess” is particularly biting, as it indicates an..........


CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Summary

Christy Ross rushes home after choir practice to check up on her husband Ben, who disappeared mid-day. As expected, she finds him reading a book, this one on Nazi youth. Christy asks Ben if he realizes The Wave is disrupting the school, and Ben defends it by claiming that people don’t understand what he’s trying to do with it. Christy scoffs at this, telling Ben that she’s never seen him like this before, that this time he’s gone overboard in his enthusiasm. Ben insists that if he stops the experiment now, then the students will wind up confused. Christy is............

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Brian driving away from David and Laurie strikes an ominous note in this chapter, symbolizing The Wave abandoning these two characters but also leaving unclear if there will be repercussions for this seeming betrayal. Laurie's recommendation of Alex Cooper and Carl Block to Mr. Ross shows the value of their anti-authoritarian attitudes. It may also unintentionally show...........

 

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