Controvery of Creation vs. Evolution in Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

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In Inherit The Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is about a big trial in a small town, and a controversial Creation versus Evolution debate. There are many characters with flamboyant and powerful personalities. Among them are: Matthew Harrison Brady, and Henry Drummond. Although all of these influential people are powerful, not all of them have the same amount of power, not only over other people, but over themselves as well.
Matthew Harrison Brady is a very powerful, and revered man at the beginning of the playwright, however his power declines as the play continues. At the beginning of the novel, Brady is the most powerful person in the state. From the period he got off the train, to the trial, he was lionized. He heads up the
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In Inherit The Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is about a big trial in a small town, and a controversial Creation versus Evolution debate. There are many characters with flamboyant and powerful personalities. Among them are: Matthew Harrison Brady, and Henry Drummond. Although all of these influential people are powerful, not all of them have the same amount of power, not only over other people, but over themselves as well.
Matthew Harrison Brady is a very powerful, and revered man at the beginning of the playwright, however his power declines as the play continues. At the beginning of the novel, Brady is the most powerful person in the state. From the period he got off the train, to the trial, he was lionized. He heads up the creationist side, and is very well liked among the people of Hilsboro. When he is called to the stand by Drummond, all of the power in the room shifts. This is especially notable in the movie. Brady is the biggest fish, in a small town. When he is asked about how he stands on the bible, he responds with this quote “I believe that it is not boastful to say that I have studied the bible as much as any other layman. And I have tried to live according to its precepts” page 85. This quote shows how much power over himself he has, because of how the bible relates to himself, and how much more he knows than the townspeople. This is why the townspeople love him so much. He is the Valedictorian in their favorite subject, he is the multi-billionaire
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