Many people are quick to jump to conclusions on people 's personalities due to their appearance and their backstories. The townspeople of Hillsboro makes assumptions of Henry Drummond by saying that he is a horrible agnostic, they even went as far by calling him “the devil” and attempt to restrict him from entering the town just because of the stories they heard about him. In Lawrence and Lee 's Inherit The Wind, it is shown that Henry is actually a praiseworthy character throughout the play even though the townspeople labels him as a terrible person. Throughout the play, he is a strong advocate for the freedom of thought even when opposed by many, all his motives had intelligence behind it, and shows respect and stands up for Matthew
His choice of language is effective at evoking emotion. Through rhetorical questions, Henry was able to emphasize his points, and grab the audience’s attention, creating an emotional effect on the listeners. “Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?” These statements prove the speaker’s argument and stir the audience’s emotions.
Henry tries to show the audience a different viewpoint, rather than discrediting their own. During his speech, Henry made biblical references such as “ Different men often see the same subject
In order to reinforce that war is the best option Henry uses religion to promote his cause. He explains that America will not fight its battles alone but “there is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.” He is saying God is on their side and will help them win the inevitable war. He is manipulating people’s ethics in order for them to be more
Henry believes he has committed treason if he does not fight for freedom of the colonies. He also believes it is disloyal towards God. He uses religion to connect with the colonists because he knew they would if God was involved because they are exceedingly religious. In the most famous line in the speech, Henry uses pathos: “Forbid it, Almighty God!
The implication is that the people are being ruled. Henry used his skills in speech to persuade the Council or Parliament that trying to rule over others was wrong. He spoke out against the way things had always been done and
Henry 's character changes dramatically from the relationships he forms with his father, son, and Keiko. To start off with, Henry does not communicate much with his mother or father because of the language barrier. His father is very caught up in is own life, and does not pay much attention to Henry. " He and his father had settled into a pattern of noncommunication months ago (166). This makes Henry independent and reserved.
This shows that Henry is patriotic, yet still his own character. Henry is trying to grant the audience a diverse viewpoint, rather than discrediting their
Henry appeals to his viewers emotional appeal by conecting and allowing his viewers to understand that no matter what they do, they will fail, and the last resort will be war either way. Although Henry used pathos to appeal to their emotional side, he appeals to their logical side by using
People tend to be judged by how others perceive them to be, rather than how they actually are. This statement is shown in the play, Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. One example from the play in which this type of unfair judgement is displayed is when the news of Henry Drummond being the defense attorney for Bert Cates was announced. “Henry Drummond, the agnostic… A vicious, godless man… Henry Drummond is an agent of darkness. We won’t let him in the town… God didn’t make him, that he is a creature of the Devil, perhaps even the Devil himself.” (27-28). This shows an example of Reverend Brown judging Henry Drummond as an evil man who is even comparable to the Devil, despite the fact that he doesn’t truly know him and
Even though Henry can respond well to some situations, Henry’s responses could be better. Henry often has negative reactions to Trouble which can lead to danger. Unlike Henry, Chay is able to move on and overcome the Trouble in his life. In conclusion, Henry does not respond to Trouble as well as Chay
Henry has both triumphs and defeats which serves to add layers to his complex character. Conflict plagues him throughout every moment in the story, and it follows him through his progression as a soldier in the Civil War and as a person. Quite possibly the most glaring demonstration of conflict from the very beginning of the novel is Man versus Man conflict. It’s difficult to place a story in one of the most famous wars fought in American history without the violence and brutality that comes along with it. The type of conflict used in this novel to add depth and complexity to the story as well as the character of Henry Fleming is Man versus Self.
“Inherit the WInd” Paragraph Bert Cates has been sent to court for teaching evolution at school. Most people’s opinions are to send him to jail for not teaching the creation of mankind by God. Throughout “Inherit the Wind”, bigotry, prejudice, and ignorance were shown by the citizen’s, Brady’s, and the Judge’s opinions. All three of these words are influential in the play because some characters have an intolerance toward others with different opinions, most character’s preconceived opinions about evolution are different, and most of the people lack knowledge of Darwin’s book of evolution. Some characters had an intolerance toward others with different opinions.
In the end this hurts both Henry and Roark 's business and reputation further. The soon go bankrupt. by acting on one 's own will and unwilling to compromise in order to survive both men lose everything. The one common trait shared by most characters in the Novel share are the unwavering need to build something that is all their own. Most of the time they act in selfless to achieve what they want.