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The Wave Salute Quotes

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Three quotes that are significant are “‘ You mean I can’t go up into the stands unless I give The Wave salute? ‘ Laurie asked. Brad looked around sheepishly. ‘ Well, that’s what they decided, Laurie. ‘“ page 95, “ Almost out of control, he screamed ‘ Shut up! ‘ and threw her down on the grass… The Wave could hurt anyone, and at the same time he’d hurt Laurie, his own girlfriend, in the name of The Wave. “ page 114, and “...Ben thought, this was something he must make sure they learned: to question thoroughly, never to put your faith in anyone’s hands blindly. Otherwise…” page 133. The reasons why these quotes are significant is because they show the effects of The Wave. The Wave can change people from who they are and keep its victims blind to what’s happening. The three quotes show how The Wave doesn’t accept non-members, it shows how it can change people’s personalities, and how The Wave can teach a valuable lesson to the students. Even though The Wave may have started as an experiment, it grew to be something much more. The first quote that is significant is, “‘ You mean I can’t go up into the stands unless I give The Wave salute? ‘ Laurie asked. Brad looked around sheepishly. ‘ Well that’s what they decided,…show more content…
‘ and threw her down on the grass… The Wave could hurt anyone, and at the same time, he’d hurt Laurie, his own girlfriend, in the name of The Wave. “ page 114. I believe this quote is significant because it shows what The Wave can do to a student or anyone. David is a really kind person and for him to do something like that is outrageous. Laurie’s opinion about The Wave is what caused David’s action. His mind was so determined on changing Laurie’s mind that when she refused, he got angry and shoved her down. This quote exemplifies how even David, a nice student, a teenager, or boyfriend, can be easily affected by the power The Wave
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