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The Wave is a video about a classroom experiment gone way out The teacher tried to answer a students question about the likeness of the ignorance of the German public on the Nazis actions during World War II like the holocaust of the Jewish people As an experiment he started an organization called the Wave which focused on three basic statements Strength through discipline Strength through community Strength through action To his surprise the students accepted and responded to the organization with great ease and devotion Out of curiosity he decided to go further and wilder with the limits of the experimentation and soon it became a mess Students fought physically in the name of the Wave and started to get aggressive and insensitive as though they all have been brainwashed As the show progressed we see obvious changes in the characters personality At first most people seemed enlightened by the movement and inspired to be something greater having a sense of a greater purpose than themselves But as the experiment progressed some people began to show signs of aggression and abuse while some people realized that the movement had moved from what they thought it would be in the first place Unfortunately the latter seemed to be an extremely minor fraction of the population Although the reason of change and the results of the changing of personality may be different to each individual like social outcasts may find a new sense of being in the movement or bored individuals seeking for a new purpose they generally become less aware of who they were originally and indulged into a world where they THINK they are doing things for the good of the whole movement A good theory to the reason for this may be that social movements like this one may seem sensible and meaningful at first so individuals feel a sense of a truly working harmony that inspired everyone but after a while things
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