How does The Wave begin to change Mr. Ross?
Ask students why Mr. Ross originally started The Wave: ostensibly, it was to teach his students about life in Nazi Germany. However, he seems to have lost sight of this. As The Wave grows, so too does the his ego, and his thoughts begin to drift to magazine covers, rather than his lesson plans.
While The Wave encourages students to (aggressively) see each other as equals, Mr. Ross shifts in the opposite direction, becoming increasingly self-absorbed as he sees success in its early days.
Has The Wave actually solved anybody's problems? For example, would Robert's life be any different if The Wave disappeared tomorrow?
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