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

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Shouts of praise mean nothing in a society tailored to complex thinkers and problem solvers. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind showcases war on thought in Hillsboro where more emphasis was put on the Bible than in promoting the minds of citizens. Contrasting to the widespread conformity heavily pushed in Hillsboro, the new ideas of the trial opened citizens up to their individual power to think. The lack of defiance against premeditated ideas in Hillsboro created a uniform group fighting for beliefs beyond their conception. Cast as a sole defender of evolution and as “standing up” against the conformity of jury members “run through a meat-grinder,” Bertram Cates spurred questions about long-standing truths of creation (Lawrence
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