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  • Analysis Of Inherit The Wind

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    Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the play Inherit the Wind is a fictitious spin off of the historical Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, which hotly debated the concept of evolutionism vs. creationism and, in general, a person’s right to think. Overall this play shows the growth of many different types of characters. One of these characters would be Rachel Brown, the reverend's’ daughter, as well as Bert Cates love interest. She is torn between her love for Bert and her loyalty to her father

  • Inherit The Wind Analysis

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    Inherit the Wind was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. It tells the tale of a “Monkey Trial” based on what evolution really is to the people in the small town of Hillsboro, a biblical driven town with laws implemented to teaching the Bible, nothing else. The case presented both biological and biblical reference, while also presenting what ignorance and confidence could do to egotistical individuals. In this essay, we will dive into what I have learned from this experience. Inherit the

  • Themes Of Inherit The Wind

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    Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee is a fictionalized play on the Scopes Trial, formally known as the Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes. In July 21, 1925, a high school teacher was accused of violating the Butler Act. This act made it illegal to teach evolution in any state funded school. Although Scopes was unsure he taught evolution, he incriminated himself and was found guilty. The subject of the play reflects this event except Inherit the Wind holds themes of censorship,

  • Inherit The Wind Analysis

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    busy grouping of ten years in America. The power of women’s desire to vote won them suffrage while uncertainty sprouted from government actions such as prohibition and especially the Scopes Trial of 1925. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s play Inherit the Wind is a depiction of this unsettling event that took place in 1925. The four main characters of the play are Bertram Cates, Rachel Brown, Henry Drummond, and Matthew Harrison Brady. The friendships between these four main characters are used

  • Inherit The Wind Analysis

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    Restricted Freedom Inherit the Wind, based on the famous "Scopes Monkey Trial" in the small-town Dayton, Tennessee, was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The play was not intended to depict the actual history or the proceedings in the Scopes' trial but it was used as a vehicle for exploring social concern and anti-intellectualism that existed in the Americas during the1950s. In the play, Bert Cates rebels against the laws against the teachings of evolution in schools. He deems this law

  • Inherit The Wind Analysis

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    Both Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and “Colorado’s long history-and uncertain present- with the KKK and other hate groups” by Noelle Phillips show how a conflict of values make us stronger as people and as a nation. A conflict of values can make people stronger through bringing them together. When people’s beliefs are challenged, they unite against those who do not agree with them. They join with others who have the same ideals as them. This concept is shown in both readings

  • Scopes Trial In Inherit The Wind

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    In their play Inherit the Wind, Lawrence and Lee’s fictionalization of the Scopes Trial illustrates how the mid-twentieth century movement against intellectualism infringed upon the Constitutional rights of Americans. By manipulating details, Lee and Laurence distanced themselves from the repercussions they may have faced during the McCarthyism era. Furthermore, the addition of new characters and plot differences makes for a more entertaining play. The playwrights specifically avoid referencing

  • Examples Of Intellectual Oppression In Inherit The Wind

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    years later, Senator Joseph McCarthy, began the movement known as the “red scare” in which he began to pick out “Communists” in the community. Both of these instances initiated much questioning of civil rights, and civil liberties. Through the play Inherit the Wind, the two playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, show the dangers of intellectual oppression with the Story of Bert Cates, and the well known “monkey trial”. In the small town of Hillsboro, a well known school teacher is put on trial

  • Essay on Inherit the wind (Scopes trial)

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    The play Inherit the Wind, was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee to inform its readers about the injustice of a law that limited the freedom of an ordinary citizen. This play is based upon actual events that happened to an individual, John Scopes, in Dayton, Tennessee during the 1920’s. This famous “Monkey Trial” not only allowed people to begin to accept new theories about the origin of man, but also showed that they did not have to limit themselves in other areas of life. In the beginning

  • Themes & Symbols: Inherit The Wind Essay

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    Themes and Symbols: Inherit the Wind As probably the best courtroom dramas of the twentieth century, Inherit the Wind is based on the famous, Scopes Monkey Trial. The play was printed virtually thirty years afterward and takes original authority in varying the true-life elements of the court case. The central conflict of the play is based on the Scopes Monkey Trial itself. Several themes are presented throughout the play, for example when Brady argues for religious values while Drummond argues