12 Angry Men: Film Analysis: 12 Angry Men

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Twelve Angry Men
“In a criminal trial, they are tasked with the responsibility of deciding based on the facts of the case, whether a person is guilty or not guilty of the offence for which he/she has been charged. The jury must reach its verdict by considering only the evidence introduced in court and the directions of the judge.” The movie twelve angry men set the scene of a typical murder trial of a young man who supposedly murdered his father. Jurors are selected from various backgrounds, cultures and professions. Twelve angry men showed the diversity of people ranging from bankers, poker player, parent and those raised in the not so sophisticated lifestyle of the ghettos. Those men were bestowed the opportunity to deliberate on the fate
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Juror number three the only member who believe that the young man was not getting a fair trial with that, during the initial round of voting cast a not guilty verdict. With the use of rounds and dyads he encouraged members to discuss the case clearly and objectively examining pieces of evidences used in court. Though other jurors were not his favor however, he remained adamant that the case be combed thoroughly. I believe that juror number eight personal characteristics and logical reasoning allowed him to bring the other members of the jury to his level and change their mindset, thinking and decision-making process ruling in favor of a unanimous 12-0 not guilty verdict.
I believe that the members of the jury did work as team because there was a task and purpose to be accomplished. This was done as noticed in the closing phase of the session. Members ruled on a unanimous decision of not guilty saving the young man from death. As with any group, there will always be conflict and sensitive matters, which affect individuals personally. Characteristics, personalities, age, professions and ethical backgrounds all create dynamics of groups. However, the key element is communication, which allows members to express themselves and create
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