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

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Act 2, Scene 1 Summary

The scene opens on the lawn of the courthouse. Two workmen are building a platform for the prayer meeting. One asks the other whether he thinks they should take down the "Read Your Bible" banner, as Drummond has suggested. The other replies that they will leave it up because, "The Devil don't run this town."

Brady enters, giving a speech for a group of reporters. While the other reporters are hanging on every word, Hornbeck is simply listening. A reporter from England asks Brady about Drummond. Brady notes that he and Drummond were friends at one time. This friendship included Drummond helping Brady in his campaign for the presidency in 1908. Brady goes on to say, however, that he would oppose anyone who was challenging the Bible, even if the person was very close to him.

After the other reporters leave, Brady...

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