Inherit The Wind Essay

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The book "Inherit The Wind" by Robert E. Lee, is about a man, Bertram Cates, who is accused of teaching the theory of evolution in a public school, that only allowed the theory of creation and the bible to be taught. The theory of evolution says that man evolved from monkeys. When Henry Drummond, a lawyer for Cates, and Bert are talking in the courtroom, while the jury was out making their decision on a verdict. Henry brings up an old memory of an old rocking hoarse he used to have called the "Golden Dancer". Henry says that the "Golden Dancer" was his first long shot. Henry Drummond has ...view middle of the document...

Henry said he used to stand out on the street and say to himself, "if only he had Golden Dancer he would have everything in the world that he wanted." The rocking hoarse had a bright red mane, blue eyes, was gold all over with purple spots. Henry said it was a week's wages for his father, so he knew there would always be a plate glass between him and the rocking hoarse. Until one morning he woke up and saw the beautiful rocking hoarse lying at the foot of his bed, it was the "Golden Dancer". Henry's mother had skimped out on the groceries and his father had worked nights for a month. Henry got up out of bed and jumped into the saddle of the rocking hoarse and started to rock, when it broke. It had split in two, the wood was rotten, Henry said, "the whole thing was put together with spit and sealing wax, all shine, no substance!" Henry Drummond was comparing his story to the law that Bertram Cates had broken. To show that the law looked good, but really was bad on the inside, because it did not allow the kids to think for themselves.The book "Inherit The Wind" by Robert E. Lee, Henry Drummond has a piece of advise for Bert, it is " whenever you see something bright, perfect seeming all gold, with purple spots look behind the present! And if it's a lie, show it up for what it really is!" Written by,

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