Study Guide

Inherit the Wind Characters

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Bertram Cates

Bert's the poor (but smart) sap at the center of all this controversy. He's a schoolteacher who...

Matthew Harrison Brady

Matthew (or, as Mrs. Brady calls him, Matt) is a loud-talking, big-eating, three-time...

Henry Drummond

Agnostic. Vicious. Godless. Agent of darkness. Creature of the Devil. The Devil himself. These...

Rachel Brown

Rachel is Bert's "special friend." The two are, indeed, friends, but there are always hints that...

Minor (But Feisty) Characters

The Rev is basically a big symbol of all the nastiness that can come along with religion. He's...