“I don’t believe we were put here with all our differences to conform to a uniform state of mind” (Teclai). Standing up for one’s beliefs is a conflict in Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee’s Inherit the Wind. In Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates must go against the Bible-loving citizens of Hillsboro, and dares to teach the Theory of Evolution. Cates is put on trial for his actions and the famous Henry Drummond must defend Cates and the right to thought. Henry Drummond’s fairness, empathy, and wisdom emphasizes standing up for one’s beliefs in the Cates v. State trial.
Drummond’s fairness gives the impression of himself being a reliable resource, making his message of individualism
more easily perceived. Drummond tries to communicate his right to