Character Analysis of Laurie Saunders in The Wave Essay

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The Wave is a story about a high school senior class that has been intrigued to join their teacher’s cult known as the Wave. Several people tried to prevent the denial of his movement. Laurie Saunders the main character in the wave, is a rebellious girl who is very ashamed of this movement and is not inspired by her history teacher. He shows them a very emotional video of what Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party did. Some of the students take it more personal than others do. Because of Laurie’s bravery, independence, and determination, Laurie denies the Wave.
Laurie feels nobody recognizes her anymore during the wave movement; therefore she is brave by denying it. When Laurie goes to the football game her friends notice she refuses to give
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The Wave is a story about a high school senior class that has been intrigued to join their teacher’s cult known as the Wave. Several people tried to prevent the denial of his movement. Laurie Saunders the main character in the wave, is a rebellious girl who is very ashamed of this movement and is not inspired by her history teacher. He shows them a very emotional video of what Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party did. Some of the students take it more personal than others do. Because of Laurie’s bravery, independence, and determination, Laurie denies the Wave.
Laurie feels nobody recognizes her anymore during the wave movement; therefore she is brave by denying it. When Laurie goes to the football game her friends notice she refuses to give the movement’s “Salute”. “You Mean I can’t go into the stands unless I give the wave salute”? (Strasser 95) Laurie wants to watch the football game but since she doesn’t believe in the wave and doesn’t want to give the salute, she leaves the game. Laurie really doesn’t care what people think about her leaving the football game. Laurie is disturbed because of the choices her class made. “Mom, the only thing that disturbs me is that so mom kids in my class could allow themselves get caught up in something so immature”. Laurie is upset that people in her class are joining the Wave. Laurie is mad about the wave because people are being beat up because of their own beliefs. All in all, Laurie is disturbed her class is involved in the Wave. Laurie
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