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 of the play, the authors try to lead us into the topic of Darwinism versus Creationism. One instance was when the character Howard actually told Melinda "Your old man's a monkey!"(5) The audience also learns that the accused lawbreaker, …show more content…

The book shows the reader how closed minded that these characters can be when it comes to a new, different idea.
The authors used primary sources, they depended on the original court recorded documents. In this cause its prevalent to say there documentation of the trial was an accurate one. There sources were very reliable, as far as drawing conclusions from there sources, this is another reason why I enjoyed the book. I knew from previous studies and articles how the Scope's trial's final verdict ended as. As far as drawing conclusion's to the final play, I wouldn't doubt their story was accurate to the subject. This book would have been useful to me in the course if I would have maybe read it prior to our exam over the scopes issue. Although It did not pertain much to the class, I did learn valuable lessons over ignorance and blind sightedness a region of the country was during the 1920's. In the same conflict I would insist that Mass beliefs easily change sides. Masses and the commune people throughout history have always been ignorant, and still are. They trust a certain leader or group, in this case Brady and the church, to a level beyond normal when everything is running fine. But when that person or group commits an error only human they turn their backs on them, because they expect more than just human behavior from these leaders, they expect infallible actions open thinking. So, they go from group to group or leader to leader, without ever