The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to... show more
The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a "new" system to his students. And before long "The Wave," with its rules of "strength through discipline, community, and action, " sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of "The Wave" and realize they must stop it before it's too late.
Publish date: September 15th 1981
Publisher: Laurel Leaf Books
Pages no: 138
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Read For School
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, German Literature
This chilling story ought not to be necessary, since anyone looking at the history of Nazism could see that the German people were no more evil than any other people. Inevitably though it is instructive to see a psychological of totalitarian control played out in the context of an American high scho...
Kann sich einer von Euch noch an den Film erinnern? Mir ist er sehr stark im Gedächtnis haften geblieben, denn er war einer der wenigen "lehrreichen" Filme, die in der Schule gezeigt wurden und mich auch tatsächlich gefesselt haben.Von der Grundidee her ist das Werk grandios, denn es beschäftigt sic...
"You thought you were so special!" Ross told them. "Better than everyone outside of this room. You traded your freedom for what you said was equality. But you turned your equality into superiority over non-Wave members. You accepted the group's will over your own convictions, no matter who you had t...
Mich persönlich hat das Buch eher enttäuscht. Obwohl ich den Film nicht kenne (dadurch also nicht voreingenommen bin), hatte ich von dem Buch etwas mehr erwartet. Mir fehlte einwenig die Spannung, ein wenig die Ernsthaftigkeit der Lage, die Eskalation...Nichts von dem kam richtig rüber und das Buch ...