The Wave

Are Ross's thoughts justified? What does he think hid problem is?

Chapter 2

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Because of his youth and enthusiasm, Mr. Ross is very popular among his students and has earned an excellent reputation despite only teaching at the school for two years. As he prepares for his next class, he reflects on how things have changed since he was in high school. He thinks that today’s students are much worse at doing homework and coming to class on time than he ever was.

Mr. Ross’s teaching methods—which include role-playing—are fairly common today. However, these methods would have been unusual and even controversial when The Wave was written in 1981. They would have been even more controversial in 1969, when the real events happened that the novel is based upon. It was also more common then for teachers to wear suits and ties and for high-school students to smoke.