Inherit the Wind - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

The scene begins in the courtroom, where the two sides are selecting the jury for Cates' trial. Davenport and Brady are interviewing Bannister, asking him if he goes to church. He responds that he does, and Davenport accepts him on the jury. Bannister heads for the jury box and the judge calls him back so Drummond can question him. Bannister notes that he wanted the front seat in the jury box. Drummond asks him why he wants the seat, and Bannister replies that he has heard the trial "is going to be quite a show."

Drummond goes on to ask Bannister whether he has read about evolution, and Bannister says no. He also asks whether he has read the Bible, and learns that Bannister cannot read. Drummond accepts him as a juror. The judge calls for another potential juror, and Brady...

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