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Drummond In the play written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates is put on trial for teaching Darwins Theory of evolution to his class which is against the law in Hillsboro Tennessee because it contradicts the bibles theory of creation Henry Drummond a well known attorney from Chicago becomes Cates defense attorney and uses the case as an opportunity to fight for the right to think and develop ones own truths and causes a revolution throughout the town Throughout the trial Drummond is forced to use any tactic possible to gain any sort of advantage over Colonel Brady the prosecuting attorney Drummond reverts to sarcasm when he says after Brady announced that he wasnt going to make a speech and then proceeded to make one anyway Well I sure am glad Colonel Brady didnt make a speech p 70 Drummond knows that he has to use any tactic he can to lower Brady in the eyes of his supporters and he was not going to waste this opportunity to do so Drummond pokes even more fun at Brady when he says When I need your valuable help Colonel you may rest assured I shall humbly ask for it p 73 This is somewhat of an indirect insult about the fact that Brady is full of himself When referring to a story written in the bible Drummond remarks Thats a pretty neat trick you suppose Houdini could do it p 88 This is an attempt by Drummond to show how naive Brady is At the beginning of the trial the whole town is behind Brady and Drummond knows that in order for him to have a chance at winning this case he is going to have to change that Later on during the trial Drummond tries to established the fact that learning about evolution is not in any way harmful He asks Howard a boy who was in Cates
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