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Study Guide: The Wave by Todd Strasser - BookNotes

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PLOT STRUCTURE ANALYSIS

The main protagonists in this novel create the most obvious plot structure: the intertwined narratives of student Laurie Sanders and teacher Ben Ross, the former resisting the Wave for the sake of her own individualism, the latter creating the Wave and becoming a prisoner of its momentum. It is through these two characters that all the action of the novel is witnessed. The choice of these two characters in..........


THEMES - THEME ANALYSIS

The Appeal of Fascism

The main theme in the novel is the appeal of fascism and how it can take root in unexpected, even seductive, ways. On a broader level, this theme may be interpreted as the struggle in society between the values of the community - in fascism's case, the state - and that of individuals. Clearly, the novel brings home the point that a society that values individual will is more...........


Individualism and the Role of the Minority

The theme of individualism and the role of the minority is similarly portrayed in the expected fashion: the individual is a good figure and...........

 

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