Inherit the Wind by Hope M.

Inherit the Wind by Hope M.

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • A small town school teacher named Bertram Cates is on trial for speaking about evolution to his class. His secret love, Rachel Brown, tries to convince the man she cares about to testify against himself, for the best. Bert, however, refuses to let go of his belief.
  • Climax
  • A big parade of people and townsfolk jump at the chance to meet Matthew Harrison Brady, whom most people saw as a hero, an idol, and a role model. Brady jubilantly obliges to the admiration and praise. Meanwhile, E.K Hornbeck looks at him with disgust. He, along with Bert Cates and Drummond seem to be the only non supporters at the moment.
  • Falling Action
  • The evening after the first trial, a scheduled praise and prayer begins. The local pastor, Reverend Brown, leads the service. During prayer, though, he begins to become more fierce and brutal, condemning Bert Cates to death and hell. This angers his daughter, Rachel Brown, and she speaks against his sayings. Still in the moment, Rachel’s father condemns her to just as bad as a punishment, and Matthew Brady ends up trying too, to break the service apart.
  • Resolution
  • The next day, Drummond unexpectedly asks to talk to Matthew Brady himself during the court, and the judge obliges. Drummond questions Brady about parts of the Bible, taking them literally. Matthew Brady doesn’t notice as he answers all the questions to the best of his ability, but Drummond had set up a trap, which Brady was strolling blindly into it. Finally, the trap sprung when everybody laughs when Drummond makes fun of the fact that Brady said that God himself speaks to him. Matthew Brady feels humiliated as even the judge cracks a smile before settling the snorts and giggles.
  • In the end, Matthew Brady wins, but he still feels the intense embarrassment red hot on his cheeks, and is determined to win the audience back. Unfortunately, while the man tried to make an end card speech, Brady noticed people getting bored and leaving. Even the reporter packed up his gear and moved out as Matthew Brady attempted to speak. This was the last straw, and Matthew Harrison Brady looked around the almost empty courtroom one last time before freezing and collapsing, later pronounced to be dead.
  • Later, Drummond packs up his things, respectfully solemn at the fact his former friend had passed. Hornbeck, on the other hand, insults Brady, which angers Drummond into defending the deceased man. Hornbeck accuses Drummond for being more religious than Brady was before storming off. As Cates and Rachel make amends before running off to catch a train together, Drummond picks up the book by Charles Darwin left behind, and a spare Bible, pairs them together with a shrug as he places them in his suitcase, signaling the end of the story.
  • Holy Bible
  • Charles Darwin - Origin of species
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