Inherit The Wind Essay

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Inherit the Wind
     The main theme of Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is taking a stand. The play begins in Hillsboro, Tennessee when a man named Bertram Cates breaks the law by teaching the forbidden Darwin’s Theory. The most famous orators of the time, Matthew
Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond came to this small religious town of Hillsboro. Brady is prosecuting against Cates and Drummond is defending him. After days of battle, the verdict is
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Brady did not know how much Drummond knew about the Bible but instead he believed all the rumors he heard about
Drummond be agnostic.
     Brady thought everything in the Bible should be taken literally and Drummond knew that.
That is why he asked questions that were impossible to answer. Brady was a very self-centered man and thought that he would shut Drummond down with his answers. He was wrong.
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     Everything he thought was wrong except for one thing: the interests of Right and Justice was served for Bertram Cates. Many more things could have happened to Brady for taking the stand. Some things that did happen were that people began to side with Drummond and Cates.
Brady began to have a nervous breakdown because he knew that Drummond got the better of him. It is too bad, I thought that Drummond would have won the case. That is not what happened though. Brady won and Bertram Cates was found guilty and fined $100.00 which was soon to be changed to $500.00 due to Drummond and Cates’ actions and attitudes toward the judge.      The trial’s turning point was when Brady took the stand. I believe that was a horrible decision because if Brady never took the stand many people would still see his side. I do not think that what

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