Matthew Harrison Brady is one of the main antagonists in the play and movie Inherit the Wind, based on the Scopes Monkey Trial. He is the prosecuting attorney in a trial against a local schoolteacher who is accused of violating the law by teaching evolution to his students. Brady is an arrogant and stubborn lawyer who refuses to take into account any evidence not based in the Bible. Towards the end, he becomes so hysterical that he suffers a ruptured stomach and dies.