Inherit the Wind

George Sillers Character Analysis

Another religious man called to the jury, Sillers admits that his wife does most of his “religious” thinking for him—Drummond approves him, as do Brady and Davenport initially. But the latter two worry that Drummond will be able to “warp” Sillers with Drummond’s own progressive ideas, since Sillers seems not overly concerned with religious matters—he’s mostly involved with running his business.

George Sillers Quotes in Inherit the Wind

The Inherit the Wind quotes below are all either spoken by George Sillers or refer to George Sillers. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Ballantine Books edition of Inherit the Wind published in 2003.
Act 1, Scene 2 Quotes

Well, I’m pretty busy down at the feed store. My wife tends to the religion for both of us.
In other words, you take care of this life, and your wife takes care of the next one?

Related Characters: Henry Drummond (speaker), George Sillers (speaker)
Page Number: 45
Explanation and Analysis:

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George Sillers Character Timeline in Inherit the Wind

The timeline below shows where the character George Sillers appears in Inherit the Wind. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 2
Science vs. Religion Theme Icon
Oratory, Performance, and Public Speaking Theme Icon
Morality, Justice, and Truth Theme Icon
Open-Mindedness vs. Closed-Mindedness Theme Icon
A townsman named George Sillers, who runs the feed store, is called to testify as a potential juror. Davenport accepts... (full context)
Science vs. Religion Theme Icon
Oratory, Performance, and Public Speaking Theme Icon
Morality, Justice, and Truth Theme Icon
Open-Mindedness vs. Closed-Mindedness Theme Icon
Drummond, satisfied by this, accepts Sillers to the jury, but Davenport and Brady both worry that Sillers might be more open... (full context)