Discuss the historical context of inherit the Wind in terms of the Scopes Trial and the rapidly changing society of the United States in the 1920s. How does the play speak to the struggle of the individual versus the larger society? What message does it contain about the power of the individual to change society? Outline the various techniques Drummond uses over the course of the trial to undermine Brady’s literal interpretation of the Bible. How does Drummond finally humiliate his opponent?
– the movie and the play “inherit the wind” must be 2 of 4 sources cited.
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