Course Hero. "Inherit the Wind Study Guide." Course Hero. 13 Feb. 2018. Web. 12 June 2021. <https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Inherit-the-Wind/>.
Course Hero. (2018, February 13). Inherit the Wind Study Guide. In Course Hero. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Inherit-the-Wind/
(Course Hero, 2018)
Course Hero. "Inherit the Wind Study Guide." February 13, 2018. Accessed June 12, 2021. https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Inherit-the-Wind/.
Course Hero, "Inherit the Wind Study Guide," February 13, 2018, accessed June 12, 2021, https://www.coursehero.com/lit/Inherit-the-Wind/.
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
The title of the play Inherit the Wind comes from a verse in the King James version of the Bible (Proverbs 11:29): "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart." It can be interpreted that when individuals create problems in their homes, communities, or countries, they may end up destroying that which is most precious to them. The use of the phrase foreshadows the self-destructive actions of several of the characters.
This study guide and infographic for Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. Explore Course Hero's library of literature materials, including documents and Q&A pairs.