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How do the Main Characters' views on "The Wave" change?
By Luke Warner
The book "The Wave" is about a history class experiment. Most people in Gordon High School are enjoying being part of a large society; however what they do not know is how the "Wave" is spreading - by force. Set in Paulo Alto, California, in 1969, this book proves that although society may not notice it, its spread could be done in a forceful and pressurising manner. This essay will study the book and its characters.
This book focuses on four main characters: Laurie Saunders, Robert Billings, Christy Ross, and Laurie's mum. Laurie Saunders is a popular A-Grade student, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of the "Gordon Grapevine," (The school newspaper). Robert Billings is the typical class-loser who is not accepted by the school, or its students. Laurie's mum is a "worry-wart," who is always firmly against the Wave. And finally Christy Ross, the wife of Mr. Ben Ross, the leader and creator of the Wave. Each of their opinions are remarkably different. Laurie is uneasy about the Wave in the beginning. She can see the positive things about the
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