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Essay | Inherit the Wind: Fact and Fiction

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Inherit the Wind.
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Inherit the Wind: Fact and Fiction

Summary: Discusses the play Inherit the Wind. Examines how its fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial compares to actual historical events.
Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee was based on the Scopes Monkey Trial that took place in the small town of Dayton Tennessee. This trial was caused by the Butler Act. The Tennessee senate thought the bill for the Butler Act would be vetoed so they didn't voice any objections. The Butler Act made it illegal to "teach any theory that denies the story of divine creation as taught by the Bible and to teach instead that man was descended from a lower order of animals." The people of Dayton Tennessee tested the law when it brought local a local teacher to court. John Scopes a football coach who substituted for a biology class for one day decided he would teach the theory of evolution. His defiance brought forth the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. The book Inherit the Wind was...

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This section contains 615 words
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