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Inherit the Wind

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"Inherit the Wind" is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes's conviction for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law that prohibited the teaching of evolution.
First, it is not a book in the sense that it is intended to be read. It is the script for a play that is intended to be performed. Second, Lawrence and Lee were not as interested in proving or disproving Darwinism as they were in exploring the idea of intellectual freedom, even of unpopular ideas. T…
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Their purposes was not to enter the debate about Evolution. They were using the play as a way to talk about tolerance. At the end of the play Drummond shows compassion for Brady, whom he has opposed from the beginning, and he puts the Bible together with Darwin, under his arm as he exits.
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from the Bible. "sow the wind, inherit the whirlwind"
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The Nymphs were the young beautiful goddesses of nature. Pan was NOT a nymph but was a companion of them.
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Drummond insists on being given the title of "temporary honorary colonel" because Brady was given the title, and it shows an unfair and biased preference towards the case's prosecuting sector.
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The golden dancer was used to describe brady. Both the golden dancer and brady seemed "glitzy," (as stated in the book) but both were exposed for their true selves. The golden dancer split in two, and later in act iii, the reader will see brady's downfall, which is similar to the golden dancer's. Th…
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Bertram Cates
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'Inherit the wind' comes from the Bible book of Proverbs, chapter 11 verse 29: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart." -King James Version 1611"Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind. The fool will be a serva…
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Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Harry Morgan====We STILL don't know which orator defended teacher Dick York and which one defended the theory of Darwinism
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It is about the debate between "creationism" and "darwinism"On the surface that is true. The movie was made in response to McCarthyism and was an attempt to show the public through film how mob mentality can get out of hand.
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Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee.
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Drummond- defense attorney Brady- prosecuting attorneyDavenport- Brady's assistantReverend Brown- town's ministerCates- teacher who taught evolution in school; on trialRachel- Rev. Brown's daughter and Cates' girlfriendJudgeMayorMrs. Brady- Brady's wifeE.K. Hornbeck- news reporterMeeker- bailiff
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129 pages in the blue-covered book.
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The 1960 motion picture received 4 Academy Award nominations: Actor: Spencer Tracy Writing: Nathan E. Douglas and Harold Jacob Smith Cinematography: Ernest Laszlo Film Editing: Frederic Knudtson No one nominated took an award home on Oscar Night.
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Gene Kelly played as E.K. Hornbeck, the news reporter, in the 1960 movie, Inherit the Wind.
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Inherit the Wind (the book with the blue cover) has 129 pages.
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The Golden Dancer that Drummond talks about on page 109-110. It symbolizes Brady, Reverend Brown, or Drummond himself even.
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The golden dancer was used to describe brady. Both the golden dancer and brady seemed "glitzy," (as stated in the book) but both were exposed for their true selves. The golden dancer split in two, and later in act iii, the reader will see brady's downfall, which is similar to the golden dancer's. Th…
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It's elevated and changing between humorous, skeptical and serious.
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William Jennings Bryan is the prosecuting attorney. In the play, Inherit the Wind, William Jennings Bryan is portrayed as Matthew Harrison Brady.
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The forces on the book are balanced. good luck on your study island.(:Inherit the Wind is a play, not a book.
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Matthew Harrison Brady
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Well, theres many! Allusions are reference to something the author thinks you would know. One example would be when they mention David and Goliath, or many parts from the bible.
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Henry Drummond is regarded as the protagonist in Inherit the Wind.
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The most striking difference is the Native Dancer Story. In the play, Drummond tells the story to Cates while they are waiting for the verdict to come in. [In my opinion the proper place for it.] In the movie, Drummond tells it to Brady on the porch of the hotel after the first day of testimony. It …
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The first fact is: Inherit the Wind was never a book in the sense that it was a work of fiction intended to be read. It is a play: intended to be performed. It is a fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee during the 1920s. The name of the place is changed to Hillsboroug…
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As stated at the end of Act 1 , Rachel retells a story about when she was young and afraid of the dark. In Rachel's story, she tells that she never knew her mother. She also states that she's afraid of her father, Reverend Brown. This story shows Rachel's shaky, unstable relationship with her father…
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It means that the people without an education feel inferior to, resent, fear, and take action against those who are educated.
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Matthew Harrison Brady is regarded as the main antagonist for Inherit the Wind.
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Matthew Harrison Brady, the prosecuting attorney.
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"Like a joackey who wont go on a race.." "I think the law is like a horse race.." Both are from act 3
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Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee wrote it.
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Nationally known attorneys Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond square off in a trial over whether a high school biology teacher can teach Darwin's Theory of Evolution in his class without being imprisoned by an antiquated law.
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Contrary to the letter of the Tennessee law, a high school biology teacher taught his class Darwin's Theory of Evolution and was arrested for doing so.
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The trial was later appealed to a higher court, and charges were dropped. The law against evolution was subsequently ended, letting evolution be taught in schools.
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no, because the judge was biased
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Drummond argues that his client has been denied the right to think. In essence, he has been denied his First Amendment Right of the Freedom of Speech.
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Most of the town opposed the teaching of Darwin, but most of the world outside of "Heavenly Hillsboro" saw it as a miscarriage of justice.
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The trial was later appealed to a higher court, and charges were dropped. The law against evolution was subsequently ended, letting evolution be taught in schools.
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Brady is a man who ran for president three times and was very famous. The people of Hillsboro voted for him all three times and are so welcoming to him because of his popularity- the press follow him. Also, he represents prosecution against the schoolteacher that taught evolution to his class which …
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Maley's Funeral Home, found on page 14 of the book (blue cover).
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The jury found Cates guilty as charged. Since this was the first trial of its kind, Cates was only charged a $100 fine. Drummond, unhappy with the verdict, appeals the case to a higher court, which sets Cates' bail at $500. E.K. Hornbeck, the new reporter, secretly pays the bail to the mayor, which …
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The jury found Cates guilty as charged. Since this was the first trial of its kind, Cates was only charged a $100 fine. Drummond, unhappy with the verdict, appeals the case to a higher court, which sets Cates' bail at $500. E.K. Hornbeck, the new reporter, secretly pays the bail to the mayor, which …
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The 1920's. The real Scopes Trial took place in 1925. The play itself was written in 1955 and then published into a book.
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Not good. Revrend Brown damned his daughter and Bertram CATES
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William Jennings Bryan was the real-life prosecuting attorney for the Scopes Trial. In the play Inherit the Wind, William Jennings Bryan is portrayed as Matthew Harrison Brady, the attorney against Cates.
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"He that troubleth his own house" - whoever causes conflict between their own house/community/family "Shall inherit the wind" - will inherit/get the resulting consequences that come with it.
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It was give me that old time religion
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In the play, Inherit the Wind, Cates is found guilty. Because this was the first case of its kind, Cates is fined only $100. Drummond, Cates' defense attorney, appeals to a higher court, which then sets bail at $500. Hornbeck secretly pays the fine to the mayor and Cates is admitted from jail.
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in Hillsboro which is a country town in tennessee
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"Man wasn't just stuck here like a geranium in a flowerpot." -Betram Cates
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E.K. Hornbeck is a reporter in the play, Inherit the Wind. *SPOILER ALERT* - After Cates is found guilty and Drummond appeals the case to a higher court, Hornbeck secretly pays the bail for Cates.
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*SPOILER ALERT* E.K. Hornbeck, the English reporter, will bail out Cates when the verdict is heard.
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it means that the object is full of iron-very wrong. irony and iron are completely different things, though it's hard to explain irony.
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Neither Brady nor Drummond curse their family. Reverend Brown, the town's minister, curses "damnation" and "eternal hellfire" on his own daughter, Rachel, who stands up for Cates during a town church meeting.
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Jack Lemmon played the role of Henry Drummond in the 1999 film Inherit the Wind .He was played by Spencer Tracy in the 1960 version. His character is based on real life attorney Clarence Darrow who was involved in the 'Scopes Monkey Trial' in 1925.
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It was based off the Scopes-Monkey Trial in Tennessee. The law that banned the teaching of evolution in school was the Butler Act
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The quote, "Thou who troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind," is said twice in the book/play, Inherit the Wind. Many other bible verses are recited in the play, though.
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Rachel asks Meeker not to tell her father that she was down in the jail visiting Cates, the teacher who taught the theory of evolution to his class. Reverend Brown, Rachel's father, is strongly against evolution and strongly for the teaching of religion, so he may see it as a threat if his own daugh…
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The "Scopes Monkey Trial" is the nickname for the real-life trial.
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No, I do not agree that the playwrights seem to demonize Matthew Harrison Brady. All they were trying to show was the right to think, the battle between science and religion, and many other important concepts.
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One inspiration includes the real-life trial, which took place in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. Another inspiration includes the importance of the case. Throughout the book, the fight between science vs. religion plays as the main source of conflict. This trial helped repeal the law against evolution, …
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Matthew Harrison Brady is the prosecuting attorney in the play, Inherit the Wind. Tom Davenport is M.H. Brady's assistant. In the play, these two help defend the prosecuting side of the case.
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In the real-life case, the trial took place in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. In the book, Inherit the Wind, no state is specified. On one of the first pages of the book, the authors state, "Time: Summer. Not too long ago. Place: A small town."
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Reverend Brown was the town minister in the play, Inherit the Wind. In the 1960 movie, the actor who played Rev. Brown was Claude Akins.
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"Inherit The Wind" was never meant to be nonfiction (historical.) In fact, the book reminds you that the characters have their own seperate names from any historical book ever written.
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Henry Drummond (Clarence Darrow in the real trial) defended the teacher, Bertram Cates, (John Scopes in the real trial) for teaching evolution.
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Clarence Darrow, who played as Henry Drummond in the play, Inherit the Wind.
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You teacher has probably tried to explain this already. Why don't you ask him or her?
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E.K. Hornbeck is the reporter in the play, and H.L. Mencken is the reporter in the real-life trial.
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Golden Dancer symbolizes how Brady at first seemed like he was a perfect person with every thing going well for him, but it turns out in the end that's not how it was at all and all he inherited from life was " the wind." Just like Brady, Golden Dancer seemed perfect and had gold all on the outside,…
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There was no character in the book, Inherit the Wind, with the name of Harry Y. Eastbrook. Some major characters include Drummond, Brady, Cates, Rev. Brown, Cates, Rachel, and Hornbeck.
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It reveals that Brady only came to the town Hillsboro for publicity.
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Teaching evolution or not teaching evolution.
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In the play, Inherit the Wind: the defense attorney (for Cates) is Drummond. the prosecuting attorney (against Cates) is Brady.In the real-life Scopes Trial: the defense attorney (for Scopes) is Darrow. the prosecuting attorney (against scopes) is Bryan.
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The Golden Dance was used to indirectly describe Brady. Both the Golden Dancer and Brady seemed "glitzy," (as described in the book) but were both exposed for their true selves. The Golden Dancer was made of "spit and wood glue," which shows the similarity between Brady, where he seems so affluent, …
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Inherit the wind was written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee.
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From the book Inherit the Wind.
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