Juror 7 is illustrated in figure one as a rectangle, he is a very opinionated person and doesn’t have an open mind when it comes to other people's thoughts and feelings. In one scene Juror 7 is seen shooting paper at the fan, one of the pieces hits and bounces off of the fan hitting another juror, this shows the carelessness of this juror. The rectangle is outlined in a dark green and filled in by a fading green. The shape is the same color, but different shade, this shows that the attitude of Juror 7 did not change from start to end of the movie. The man walked in the jury room a flashy man and thinking he had better things to do than sit on a jury and he walked out the exact same way.
A man like this needs to be quote, to be listen to” (Juror 9). In this case juror 9 shows how sympathetic he can be and how convincing he can be. In the film Twelve Angry Men jurors 8 and 9 use cultural background , actions , and experiences witnesses and other jurors to persuade the other jurors to find the boy not guilty. Culture the values, beliefs norms and behaviors of certain groups of people plays a huge role in the film Twelve Angry Men. When juror number 8 tries to defend the accused boy saying that just because he grew up in the slums does not mean he is a murder.
Story Line 12 men meet at a Jury Room after a trial to decide if a 16 year old man is guilty of killing his father if the man is found guilty the sentence is Death Penalty, this was supposed to be an easy decision, but turn around when one of the members of the Jury was not agree and bought in question the witnesses and what they saw or heard versus what they should. The majority of the members were against Jury number 8, but when he was presenting more remarkable and questionable proves to the case one by one started changing their mind. At the end all the members where agree that was not enough proves to convict this young man to death. Overview of the Film Themes: Justice 12 men are responsible to decide if a young man is guilty of killing
When they took their first vote eleven of them voted guilty and Juror eight was the only person that voted not guilty when asked why he said, “ There were eleven votes for guilty. It’s not so easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about in first” (Twelve Angry Men). Juror eight had to remain brave to be working against the other eleven jurors. Throughout the movie, Juror eight is the only juror that constantly has to prove something, he did his job very well, but the lighter yellow on the inside of the shape shows that juror eight came on more fearless than he was. Because juror eight had a single opinion throughout the trial, a rounded rectangle best represents his character.
Juror 4 Of all the jurors, #4 is the nearest to a robot. The guy doesn't even sweat when all the other guys have made their shirts see-through. He's pretty convinced of a Guilty verdict in the beginning, but only because he believes in the power of evidence, while the others who cling to a Guilty verdict tend to have some personal bias against the defendant. Whenever an argument breaks out, #4 is always quick to say stuff like they all need to behave like gentlemen and that there was no point in arguing. But when it comes to reaching a verdict in the case, #4 is completely unsympathetic, saying, the boy's entire story was flimsy and he also claimed that he was at the movies.
In The movie 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose he uses interesting techniques to show what the behind the scenes view of a juror room looks like. The 12 jurors are determining whether or not an accused inner-city teen is guilty or not-guilty for the death of his father. The reader can figure out the true meaning of the character’s by using shapes to analyze them and at the same time the reader may be able to dig deeper then text to figure out who these characters really are. The characters #5,#7, and #8 are the same, but different in many ways. While watching the movie Juror #5 had many strong moments.
Though juror 3 has been adamant on the guilt of the young boy it is safe to say that this case meant more to him because the relationship with his son is similar to the relationship between the boy and the father. Since his personal vendetta causes him to forcefully accuse the boy of murder it leaves the jury 11-1 in favor of not guilty. Since carefully reviewing the movie it becomes very prevalent that there has not been enough substantial evidence to convict the boy of murder. Furthermore, with the usage of group think all of the men, accept juror 3 are able to put their pride aside and vote what they truly believe the verdict should be, which is not guilty. Though, one of the more pragmatic points in the film happens after juror 3 becomes infuriated after realizing that all of the men are voting not guilty.
Therefore, juror number 3 let his emotions choose the side he would be on. His emotions gathered up anger, frustration and family rage leading him to ignore the rest of the information provided. The emotion expressed by this juror created an atmosphere where his decision of the young boy’s life was dominated by his personal life rather than the murder case. Another example was when Juror number 5 changed his vote from guilty to not guilty because he could connect with the accused based on his
The font and position of the shape used to tell which character is represented by which shape gives away what type of character each juror is in the movie. 12 Angry Men clearly proves that the above shapes represent the characters in different ways. Based on 12 Angry Men, the above shape labeled “A” best represents and builds the character of Juror #3. The shape that is used for the character of Juror #3 is a lightning bolt. This represents his bold viewpoint and his tendency to react quickly and lash out in anger.
‘Twelve Angry Men’ written by Reginald Rose, is based on the story of a jury who have to come together to determine the fate of a young boy accused to have murdered his own father. Initially, eleven of the jurors vote not guilty with one of the juror being uncertain of the evidence put before them. As the men argue over the different pieces of evidence, the insanity begins to make sense and the decision becomes clearer as they vote several other times. Rose creates drama and tension in the jury room, clearly exploring through the many issues of prejudice, integrity and compassion, in gaining true justice towards the accused victim. These aspects have been revealed through three character who are Juror 10, Juror 8 and Juror 3.