Rachel Brown, daughter of Rev. Jeremiah Brown. Through the story we get to know Rev. Brown, a man that wants what he wants and, being the pastor of this small town that is devoted to God, you come to find out that everyone in this town does as he says. This includes his daughter Rachel. At the beginning of the play Rachel goes to visit Bert Cates, the man that has been placed in jail for teaching evolution by doing so, he broke the law. The first act of loyalty we see is when Rachel says “Mr. Meeker, don’t let my father know I came.” (5) Here Rachel distinctly asked this favor of Mr. Meeker, because the man she loved was behind bars but she could not have anyone …show more content…
Her father began his sermon talking about the book of Genesis, and the creation of the earth. As the momentum begins to build Rev. Brown begins to ask God to “strike down this sinner.” Rachel began to grow worried, and interrupted her father by saying “No! No, Father. Don’t pray to destroy Bert” but her father ignored her and processed with his prayer. “Lord we call down the same curse on those who ask grace for this sinner—though they be blood of my blood, and flesh of my flesh!”(66)
Rachel not only was forced by her father to tell Mrs. Brady about Bert, she was also obligated to testify against him in court. Looking at Rachel and her evolution throughout this play and seeing how she reacted to Mr. Brady when she was being questioned. “No, he didn’t say that. That’s not what I told you.”(79) When Mr. Brady was twisting her words she simply could not take it anymore, and began to cry.