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Brief Summary Of Twelve Angry Men, By Reginald Rose

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In Twelve Angry Men written by Reginald Rose a jury of twelve men debate whether the young defendant will be acquitted or found guilty. Juror eight is the protagonist who supports the defendant and fights for what he thinks is right. With the sympathy, persuasion, and openmind of juror eight the young defendant was acquitted. Juror eight exemplifies a man of sympathy and consideration. When juror eight votes not guilty he caringly states “There were eleven votes for guilty it is not as easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first.” Juror eight puts himself in the young defendants shoes when he sympathetically states “This boy has been kicked around his whole life... I think we owe him a few words that is all.” Not only did Juror eight replicate a sympathetic gentleman but he was also considerate. He was considerate not only to the young defendant but also to the other men on the jury. When juror two offers the other eleven men a cough drop he is ignored. Juror eight then kindly replies to juror two “ I will take one.” …show more content…

He argues with juror eight to the point where juror three enragedly screams “I will kill him!” Just because juror three says he will kill juror eight does not mean he actually will. Making juror eight's point clear that when the defendant screamed he was going to kill his father that he may not have really meant it. Creating reasonable doubt for six men, exactly what eight wanted. Juror twelve states that the debate was getting nowhere. Eight is not giving up, he confidently states “ no, we are getting somewhere or getting there - maybe.” Becoming a hung jury sounded reasonable to most of the men but juror eight was controversial, he had doubt and knew that there was a solution. “We are not going to be a hung

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