They are to determine whether the boy is guilty or not guilty. The vote has to be 12-0 either way. At the beginning, everyone votes guilty, except juror eight. Although the odds are stacked against him 11-1, he was able to convince the entire jury that the boy is innocent. Although there are 12 jurors, jurors three, four, and seven had a major impact on the verdict of the trial.
“When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty” quoted by a man whose name is Norm Crosby. People who get called in for jury duty who are biased or unfair on the case have a valid reasoning to be dismissed from sitting in on a jury duty. Although some people don’t always take advantage of this opportunity, they are stuck in attending the jury duty and is unfair because they are biased to the situation. This ties into the short play called “Twelve Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose, because there were jurors who sat in on the case who were biased to the setting and continued to make an appearance at the jury duty. “Twelve Angry Men”, Rose demonstrates the danger
One person can make a difference in a situation. Although we all hate to be the odd ball, sometimes it’s good to show what we really think. In the play Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose demonstrates how the power of an individual in society can make a difference in someone’s life, which is represented though juror number eight. There would be no play without juror number eight. He was the one to make everyone think differently, to think twice about the boy.
Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he's still a good man” (210). He didn’t do it because he's a bad person; it was the mob's frenzy that made him do that. Then, surprisingly, at the end, a Cunningham made the jury hesitate while they were taking their decision which supports that the Cunninghams, just like everyone, can be both good and
In Twelve Angry Men, the award winning three act drama written by Reginald Rose, each juror is told to reconsider a reasonable doubt in deciding the fate of a young man accused of murdering his own father. With little exception, each juror bring his own personal biases and preconceptions. However, in this rollercoaster of a drama, no other juror stands out as much as Juror Three. Though other jurors may occasionally admit a reasonable doubt, Juror Three is strictly motivated by his superiority complex, impatience, and personal grudges. Juror Three often believes his opinions matter more than others and only appreciates those who agree with him.
For example, a lot of jurors expected that the boy was guilty. Many judges said the boy was guilty so mostly everyone said that too due to group pressure. Another scenario was when they voted by raising their hands, a lot of jurors later was not sure if the boy was guilty. They also looked around them to see who has their hands up. But when they voted on paper and it was anonymous, not all comply.
Either way, I believe the lawyer should have helped him out. Juror Seven asks the men, “Why didn’t his lawyer bring up all these points?” (Rose 327) Even the men in the jury room realized that the boy’s case was not properly presented. Due to this, the lawyer could have taken more time to help the boy’s chance of receiving an innocent verdict. “He hardly seemed interested” (Rose 318). Juror Eight points out that the boy’s defense lawyer hardly tried.
In Twelve Angry Men author, Reginald Rose, demonstrates the importance of not only serving on Jury Duty but a valuable life lesson for the jurors as well. Rose began the play with a description of twelve diverse men with twelve very unique personalities. Rose is trying to consult an illustration on why it’s important to see every piece of evidence by showing emotion through characters resolving them to argue and disagree. He is trying to show how even when you don't want to do something, put an extra 110% of your effort into it, the life of another, isn't something to joke around with. Jury duty is called upon and mandatory when you’re a U.S. citizen.
The play shows all the possibilities that happen in a jury room. -ADD WHAT GUNNA TALK ABOUT- With the play in mind, the jury system should be renewed though it proves to be effective to justice. IMPROVE THESIS -jury of your peers REFRESH THE THESIS PRESENT TENSE When going to trial one should have a jury of their peers, though it’s usually a dozen of people who have little to no idea how to understand you. In the play Twelve Angry Men the defendant is from a bad part of town and almost everyone in the jury has no idea what he could've been though expect juror 5. Juror 10 is unknowingly insulting juror 5 by saying, “The kids who crawl outa those places are real trash,” in which juror 5 replies, “ I’ve lived in a sulm all my life.” having a conflicting moment between the two.
Because of this many of the jurors in Twelve Angry Men felt inconvenienced when they had to do jury duty. Juror Seven lets it be known at the beginning of the play that he doesn’t want to be there. He tells everyone,”This better be fast. I’ve got tickets to ‘The Seven Year Itch’ tonight” (Rose 313-314). This shows that many people would think that going to a play was more important than deciding whether a 19-year-old should die or live.