The characterization of Henry Drummond reveals the theme that appearance is not always reality. This theme is shown by the way the citizens of the town treat Drummond. Some people said he was a "Vicious, godless man" (27). Therefore, it would seem that the town hated him. Reverend Brown even wondered why god would create such or man, or that perhaps he was the devil himself (pg #). The Other side of this is shown near the end of the book. The citizens were slipping away from Brady and started to align themselves with Drummond. They started to believe that Drummond wasn't as bad as everyone though he was. He was just trying to make people understand that they have a right to choose what they want to believe in. He wasn't necessarily against the belief of either side. Henry Drummond shows the citizens of the town that appearance is not always reality.