However, Juror #8 is not the only one who is using the father/son relationship to assume whether or not the accused boy deserves the guilty verdict. Juror #3 is clearly shown to be a father. When talking about the way these kids are during that time period, #3 got up and walked around the table, recounting the day when he was a kid. He was very polite and respectful when he was addressing his father which caused him to ask the jurors if they have ever heard a kid call his father “sir” anymore to which Juror #8 commented, saying that “Fathers do not seem to think it is important anymore.” #3 looked down to #8 and asked #8 if he had any children to which he said that he had
Moreover, when everyone decided that the boy is guilty, he suggested that they should talk about it first. Furthermore, he said that he didn 't
This also shows how determined Atticus was to defend Tom Robinson, the man accused of the crime. Atticus Finch and Samuel Leibowitz are considered top lawyers for their determination and effort put into winning a
A group of juror comprising of 12 men from diverse backgrounds began their early deliberations with 11 of ‘guilty’ and 1 of ‘not guilty’ verdicts. Juror 8 portrayed himself as a charismatic and high self-confident architect. Initially, Juror 1 who played the foreman positioned himself as self-appointed leader of the team in which has led his authority to be challenged as his leadership style lacked in drive and weak. In the contrary, Juror 8 is seen as the emergent leader considering his openness to probing conversations while remaining calm. Implying this openness to the present, it has become crucial that a good decision relies on knowledge, experience, thorough analysis and most importantly critical thinking.
Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
His prejudice is clear when he says that “I’ve lived among ‘em all my life. You can’t believe a word they say” when speaking about the boy (16). Juror Ten’s prejudice causes him to disregard all of the facts that are presented to him by Juror Eight that can prove that the accused is not guilty. Juror 10 allows his prejudice to blind him of the truth. That is until he is called out by his fellow jurors.
Eventually, the votes of the eleven jurors are converted by convincing speech and peer pressure. Therefore, they made a not-guilty decision. Twelve Angry Men emphasize social psychology theories in the fields of conformity, eye-witness testimony, schemas and heuristics, attitude change (persuation and social influence) and group process (polarization).
In addition, Atticus went against his moral code and principles he had always upheld before, especially in the Tom Robinson trial. Now, Atticus is faced with the decision of abiding by the law or breaking it in order to do the right thing. He knew that incarcerating a man, as withdrawn and solitary as Arthur would have been unforgivable. Especially, after Arthur had performed a great deed by saving his children 's life. He knew that exposing him would be an awful way of repaying him; it would have been like "shooting a mockingbird."
In reality the reasons he is not a monster is based off the way others see him, how we see him compared to others, and his attitude towards jail. My first reason he is not the monster he calls himself is the way outside people few him. His brother Jerry
It is a natural human instinct to want to be acknowledge by your peers, yet it is also important to be a critical thinker. Irving Janis in 1972 created the term groupthink. He believed groupthink occurs inside a group of similar people that want to keep from being different, resulting in incoherent decision-making. The 1957 film "12 Angry Men," uses groupthink, which influenced the verdict vote in the case of a teenager accused of murdering his father. The purpose of this essay is to examine groupthink and to represent Dr. Irving Janis’ symptoms of groupthink in the film.
The main priority is to discuss the defendant’s innocence or guilt. By keeping the subject of discussion on the boy, Juror Eight, has an easier time convincing the rest of the jury that he is not guilty of the murder of his father. Juror Three, the main antagonist of Twelve Angry Men, doesn’t possess the perseverance that Juror Eight does. Juror Three doesn’t have a reasonable cause, which in turn weakens his argument. His bottled up emotions over his son become a problem later in the play when
After extreme perspiration from the grueling heat, the eleven jurors followed Juror #8’s lead for a verdict of not guilty. Even if some of the men did not truly believe the young man was not guilty due to the their own self righteousness, in the end the verdict was finally decided. Sadly, we cannot see the young man’s reaction, but we all probably can guess he’d be doing backflips with
There is an old saying by Edmund Burke is that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. This is true however in both of the cases of heroism and valor in the face of evil and danger good men did something. In Umpqua a 10-year Army veteran stalled a crazed gunman from getting into classrooms immediately and doing what he planned to do. This shows that when evil rises to cause damage to innocence a few good men will rise to stop evil no matter the cost. Chris Mintz allowed a multitude of innocent civilians time to run to safety at the expense of his own.
For example, when Atticus calls "Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look a picture this evening," (PAGE NUMBER) despite Atticus knowing of Mrs. Dubose 's views of him being a horrible parent who doesn 't take care of his children and "trash" who supports racial equality (he treats her good). Harper Lee portrays Mrs. Dubose 's attitude through the eyes of Scout to show how the children view their father as a fearless character, "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived." Page 134. This quote demonstrates how Scout originally thinks bravery is a man behind a gun, but can acknowledge that her father being kind to even the most cruel characters, is an act of bravery as well.
The book no choirboy chapter 3 Nanos story is a man who was mostly innocent and the evidence did not support the claim that Nanos was the one who shot the gun but still was guilty because testimony of eyewitness that made a deal so they can save there own live but at the cost of his. This show how unjustified the trial was and also showing that whoever the investigator where, They were trying to find who to blame as fast as possible. Nanos in school had a bright future, he was an honor student and was really good at sports and even made it to junior olympics. His family wasn 't good financial and had to work a lot.