Inherit the Wind is a dramatization of the challenge of thinking differently in a close-minded society. While a thinly disguised rendition of the 1925 Scope's Monkey Trial, the movie holds its own while being slightly overdramatic. A teacher is arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, while being outlawed in the school system. Evolution, the theory that we all evolved to better adapt to our world is an unprecedented idea at the time, and comes with much misinterpretation. The people of the town widely accept creationism and fear and quickly label anyone will believes anything different as agnostic Godless individuals without any worth in society. The struggle of having different views has always been difficult, but with beliefs in how we came to be, its even more testing to speak out.
Inherit the Wind is a reproduction of the Scopes Monkey Trial while being slightly melodramatic. Teacher B.T. Cates is arrested for teaching Darwin's theories. Famous lawyer Henry Drummond defends him; fundamentalist po... Continue Reading