Bertram Cater's Analogies

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On page 52 Henry Drummond said ““I understand what Bert’s going through. It’s the loneliest feeling in the world - to find yourself standing up when everybody else is sitting down...Walking down an empty street, listening to the sound of your own footsteps.” This quote means that it’s hard to be alone, standing up when everyone is against you. You’re lonely and cautious of all of your surroundings, hearing your own footsteps and you think it’s someone following you. Henry Drummond used this quote because the whole town hated Cates at this point. No one in the town besides his girlfriend. Matthew Harrison Brady had everyone on his side right since he stepped foot in this town. They threw him a parade and celebrated, which already gave Cates and Drummond a harder chance to win the case. The author of this book uses analogies to explain what Bertram Cates is feeling when the whole town is going against him and most of the town is going to a prayer meeting. The leader of the prayer meeting was Reverend Brown and he was hoping for Cates and everyone who loved Cates should go to hell, he even said that to his own daughter.
Drummond had to shift the power and influence of the town to win the case. He starts off by making them both Colonel Drummond and Colonel Brady. “(Shaking his head amused) Gentlemen, what can I say? It’s not often in a man’s life that he attains the exalted rank of Temporary Honorary Colonel” (pg.20) Henry Drummond does this to make him and Brady on the same
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