CliffsNotes on Lawrence and Lee's Inherit the Wind

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Wiley, Jun 5, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 80 pages
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CliffsNotes on Inherit the Wind is an illuminating guide to the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play about the evolution-versus-creationism debate. Chapter summaries and expert analysis provide insight into the central conflict between fundamentalist Matthew Harrison Brady and gifted orator Henry Drummond. The townspeople in this play also dramatize what freedom of thought -- as well as "the right to be wrong" -- truly mean. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays on the play's themes, conflicts, and more
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • Background information on the playwrights and their partnership

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Contents

Life and Background of the Playwrights
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Jerome Lawrence
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Robert Lee
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Copyright

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About the Author Suzanne Pavlos taught high school for several years and is a freelance writer and editor. She is currently working on her Master's degree in social work at the State University of New York at Albany.

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