Next morning, Principal Owens is loudly expressing his grievances to
Ben Ross: teachers and parents are complaining, and he can't placate them
by saying The Wave is just an experiment. Ross explains that he now knows
he made a mistake but must deal with two hundred students who still believe
in The Wave and must be taught the error of their ways. Ross asks Principal
Owens that he be given the rest of the day so that he can teach that lesson
properly. When Owens asks what he can tell the parents and teachers, Ross
assures him that it will be...........
The tension between Ben Ross' role as Wave figurehead and teacher are
explicitly discussed here, as his job is on the line and he's lost the
trust of Laurie and David. Dramatic tension is created by David and Laurie
being kept in the dark about what exactly Mr. Ross is doing. He seems
to be furthering The Wave instead of.............
Ben Ross watches the organized, disciplined students filing into the
auditorium for the Wave rally and wonders how long it will take for their
homework to get sloppy again after they're deprogrammed. Robert, dressed
in a jacket and tie, coordinates the rally and makes sure the auditorium
doors are all locked. Ben waits nervously off-stage but is............
The term deprogrammed explicitly ties The Wave to cults, as it's used
most often to describe how cult members are forced to deny the.............
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