The Wave

Chapter 10

Ben Ross is certain The Wave will not get out of control as he is talking to the principal. Explain whether or not you agree with Ben and why.

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When Mr. Ross explains that The Wave is meant to teach students what life was like in Nazi Germany, Principal Owens worries that it is too “open ended” (78) and that it might go too far. However, Mr. Ross thinks that he can put a stop to The Wave whenever he wants because he is the leader. He reassures Principal Owens that The Wave won’t become a problem. I don't think, at this point, Mr. Ross has an end game in mind for his social experiment. Principal Owens is right about the experiment being open ended. There are few controls if any about the wave. Mr. Ross can get overwhelmed very quickly.