Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

A meaningful play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, in which a Tennessee teacher was tried for teaching evolution. The accused was a slight, frightened man who'd deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two great legal giants of the century. Locked in mortal combat, they bellowed & roared imprecations & abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely restraining themselves. America's freedom was at stake.

Title:Inherit the Wind
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780345501035
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  • Nandakishore Varma

    The "Scopes Monkey Trial"(1925) is perhaps the most famous trial in American history where a young teacher, John Scopes, was accused of teaching evolution in a school in the small town of Dayton, Tenn...

  • Dan

    Inherit the WindHoward: What’re yuh skeered of? You was a worm once.Melinda: I wasn’t neither!Howard: You was so! When the whole world was covered with water, there was nuthin’ but worms and blo...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    Reading this book is like witnessing a debate with the resolution that reads: Be it resolved, that men are descendants of monkeys and not created from the image and likeness of God. I heard ...

  • L.A. Starks

    I reread the script after seeing the play. I better appreciated that the characters are fully developed, not cardboard cutouts. (It is worth noting that this play is not about science vs. all religion...

  • S61

    3.75. Definitely blew my expectations out of the water. As a school book, I thought I would hate it, but that was not the case. Acts 1 and 2 were mindblowing, and it was only act 3 that pulled my rati...

  • Jonfaith

    Goodreads Friend Sologdin offers wonderful reviews and insights into the world of ideas. "His" recent of Inherit the Wind gave me pause; this play was likened to Ayn Rand in that the villains were ver...

  • Brian Robbins

    Whilst I quite enjoyed reading the play, I was disappointed with the content of it. For a defence of the right to think for one's self, there appeared to be very little independent thinking going on. ...

  • Melody

    I just finished teaching this play for the second time: I read it with students in a composition course focused on topics at the intersection of freedom and literacy. In spite of its overly familiar s...

  • Audrey

    I have a lot of trouble grasping the metaphor of the title - Biblical language just confuses me. I think this play raises interesting ideas, was probably very revolutionary at the time it was publishe...

  • Alexis Kloehn

    “Inherit the Wind” is one of the few plays we have read as a class that I actually enjoyed. Most of the time I don’t even read the plays or books we’re reading in class. They are always boring...