Inherit the Wind Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Howard torments Melinda at the beginning of the play, she threatens to tell her father about Howard's ideas.

Part 1) What does Howard tell Melinda?

Part 2) Why is she scared of his ideas?

Part 3) When she threatens to tell her father, how does this parallel Rachel's relationship with her father?

Essay Topic 2

Brady and Drummond are the two main characters of the play, both fighting to win over the town and of course, their side of the case. Choose either Brady or Drummond and analyze the following.

Part 1) Describe this character based on what is said about him before he arrives in Hillsboro.

Part 2) Compare this image to who he is when he arrives.

Part 3) Analyze how and why he has changed by the time he departs.

Essay Topic 3

The small talk between the characters in Inherit the Wind is simple and mindless.

Part 1) What topics...

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