Hillsboro’s “religious leader,” Reverend Brown, Rachel’s father, is a fire-and-brimstone Christian who believes that sinners, like Cates, should be damned to hellfire and torment. Rachel, Brady, and others in the town do not necessarily follow the fervor of Brown’s beliefs, however. via
What was the occupation of Rachel Brown's father?
Rachel's father, a zealous fundamentalist preacher, raised her, and she learned at a young age to fear her father and any thoughts she ever had that deviated from fundamentalism. via
Why does Drummond get annoyed with Hornbeck?
Drummond is upset at Hornbeck because Hornbeck made rude remarks about Brady and his short life. To whom does the quote "Inherit the wind..." now apply? "Inherit the wind" now applies to Hornbeck. Hornbeck created chaos and trouble throughout the trial. via
How is Hornbeck cynical?
Although Hornbeck, like Mencken, is cynical, insolent, and flippant, he is not malicious. He "sneers politely at everything," and his clothes are "those of a sophisticated city-dweller." He speaks haughtily, as though he is reciting poetry; in fact, Lawrence and Lee use verse for Hornbeck's lines. via
Who does Hornbeck greet as Grandpa?
Hornbeck's cynical comments also provide comic relief throughout the play, thereby relieving tension. He tells a community member that he'd rather die than use a complimentary fan from a funeral home, and he welcomes a monkey to Hillsboro by exclaiming, "Grandpa!" via
How does Rachel feel about her father?
As Rachel tells more of her story, her father and the form of Christianity practiced in Hillsboro appear more and more cruel and heartless. Rachel relates that her father always frightened her, even from a young age. He publicly confirms her fears at a town prayer meeting, when he damns her soul for supporting Cates. via
Why didnt Drummond cross examine Rachel?
Because Rachel is obviously upset, Cates tells Drummond not to cross-examine her. When Drummond calls his scientific witnesses to the stand, Brady objects, and the judge determines the testimony of the scientific witnesses irrelevant and excludes them on the grounds that evolution itself is not on trial. via
On what condition will Drummond quit What is Bert's decision?
What is Bert's decision? Drummond will quit if Cates honestly believes that he commited a crime and the law is right. Bert Cates decides that he is still going to trial. via
Who joins Henry Drummond at dinner?
Joining the previously announced Christopher Plummer in the role of Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow) and Brian Dennehy as Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan) will be Byron Jennings as Rev. Jeremiah Brown and Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare as E. K. Hornbeck. via
Who does Drummond take on jury?
Sillers says he knows Cates only as a customer, not personally. Brady accepts Sillers as a juror. Drummond asks Sillers whether he puts much effort into religion. via
What does it mean when Hillsboro is referred to as the buckle on the Bible Belt?
The buckle on the Bible Belt. E.K. Hornbeck, Act 1, Scene 1. The "Bible Belt" refers to areas of the southern and Midwestern United States where Protestant fundamentalism is widely practiced. By calling Hillsboro the "buckle" on that belt, Hornbeck is saying it epitomizes that group of people and their belief system. via
Why does Rachel go see Cates in jail?
Why did Rachel go to the courthouse? To see Bert Cates because she cares for him. Why was Bert Cates in jail? For teaching evolution in a classroom. via
What is the meaning of Inherit the Wind?
By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
A verse, which is quoted twice in the play, reads, "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind" (Proverbs 11:29). This passage refers to the idea that someone who causes problems for mom and pop is going to get a whole lotta nothing come inheritance time. via