Comparing Jerome Lawrence And Robert E. Lee's Inherit The Wind

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After discovering that Golden Dancer was “all shine, and no substance,” Henry Drummond learned to not trust ideas and objects that are “perfect-seeming” because they are often superficial (Lawrence and Lee 68). Golden Dancer’s deceitfulness illustrated that it is necessary to question concepts to reveal the truth. In Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s “Inherit the Wind” Drummond and Bertram Cates disregarded society’s morals for the truth and Drummond and Rachael Brown accepted and considered different beliefs, and these actions demonstrated the importance of searching for truth.
Drummond and Bertram Cates considered society’s standards to be less important than finding what is true. During the trial, Drummond explained that the idea of right …show more content…

After listening to the case, Brown stated that she read the Darwin book and does not “want to think that men come from apes;” however, that is “beside the point” (Lawrence and Lee 76). Brown always desired to believe the teachings of the Bible, but she demonstrated the exploring the truth is more important than her previous comforting ideals by challenging her religious beliefs to consider Darwinism. Drummond’s openness to all possible sources of truth, showed that factual information is more important its source. After the death of Brady, Drummond grabbed both “the orange Darwin” and “the Bible” and balanced equally with his hands (Lawrence and Lee 79). Drummond defended the teaching of evolution, but he considered the Bible equal to evolution. Drummond’s respect for both teachings demonstrated that finding truth is more important that where it originate from. Even though the majority of the people in Hillsboro considered religion the perfect belief, Drummond, Brown, and Cates showed the importance of exploring for the truth by being open to other beliefs. Religion in Hillsboro was like Golden dance because it seemed ideal. Hillsboro’s religious beliefs, however, were questioned because Cates and Drummond wanted show the flaws in the seemingly ideal beliefs of

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