Explain how Bertram Cates technically "won" the case despite the fact that he was found guilty.

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Cates can be said to have "won" the case because the punishment ordered by the judge is a trivial one in comparison with the supposed seriousness of the charges against him.

In actual history, the Scopes "Monkey Trial" became a huge media circus, just like the fictionalized account in Inherit the Wind. In the play, though the authors take some liberties, the polarized climate of the time is accurately portrayed. Bertram Cates, in his teaching of evolution to schoolchildren, is seen by the conservatives as evil and as one who subverts religion and moral values. His attorney, Henry Drummond...

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