Another symbol that is shown in the story is the Evolution book and the Bible being weighed together by Drummond so he can show a point to the audience on how each book is the same like the other one.
As the two books are being weighed together, this shows the audience that it is not either evolutionism or creationism, it is actually evolutionism and creationism combined together to prove that each of those books is special in their own reasoning. The Evolution book and the Bible are both equal in what people believe and it shows that this whole trial was a whole joke and a lot of hard work for nothing since these books are neither right nor wrong. “The Bible is a book.
It’s a good book, but it is not the only book,” (Lawrence and Lee 98). In the end of “Inherit in the Wind,” the author writes about Drummond picking up the two books and weighing them together. “But Rachel and Cates are out of earshot.
He weighs the volume in his hand; this one book has been the center of the whirlwind. Then Drummond notices the Bible, on the Judge’s bench. He picks up the Bible in his other hand, he looks from one volume to the other, balancing them thoughtfully, as if his hands were scales. He half-smiles, half-shrugs. Then Drummond slaps the two books together and jams them in his briefcase, side by side. Slowly, he climbs to the street level and crosses the empty square,” (Lawrence and Lee 129).
This quote tells the readers that the Bible and the Evolution book are just the same as any other book. Those quotes show that no one should be close-minded and how that even though the Bible and the Evolution book are very important, at the same time, it shows that both books have the same meaning at what they are after. The Bible shows religion and the beginning of life by how God has created the world and of course, the humans and animals. The Evolution book though shows how humans are from monkeys, which are an animal which sometimes does make people confused on why they are formed to be like this, from some monkey.
In the Bible, it was Adam and Eve to be the first ever humans on Earth, yet in the Evolution book, it shows that humans came from monkeys, which was about a million years ago. No one knows which book is right, yet Drummond shows clearly that both books have the same meaning even though people think the Bible is right and Darwin’s theory is wrong, or the Bible is wrong and Darwin’s theory is correct. The last symbol from this story is the radio. The radio relates to evolutionism in the story because of how it shows that humans are knowing much more about technology and how it changes over the years.
In the story, it is the first time a public event has ever been broadcast at that time. It reveals that Brady is not completely against evolutionism since he does allow the radioman to broadcast the trial. He allows the radioman to take footage of the trial and it shows that Brady is fine with him being recorded and shows that he’s not completely.
It shows that he must really support both senses of agreeing to the radioman to broadcast the trial that he is in. He supports creationism more than evolutionism, but it does show a different side about him and about his beliefs about all of this because of the radio. “You understand, sir, we’re making history here today. This is the first time a public event has ever been broadcast,” (Lawrence and Lee 111). This quote clearly shows that humans are now advancing in technology and are essentially evolving.
In conclusion, the story “Inherit the Wind” clearly show that the symbols in the story are shown and explained on how creationism and evolutionism can work together and turn into something incredible. Creationism explains everything that evolutionism cannot. Though evolutionism explains everything that creationism cannot also. The golden dancer, the radio, and the two books all are symbols that show that the Bible and Darwin’s theory can come together and be something truly amazing.