Compare And Contrast Democracy And 12 Angry Men

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Different stories, Same goal. Do you think democracy in fair? In “12 Angry Men” by Reginald Rose and “Democracy” by Langston Hughes both authors want justice for people . However, Rose states that everyone has a say in democracy while Hughes wants blacks to have freedom in democracy. They both do share the same goal, wanting justice and equality, but both share different opinions and points of view. In “12 Angry Men” by Langston Hughes, he believes that democracy is fair. The speaker discusses how the government is treating him and the other fellow black people. In the text it states“ There were eleven votes for “guilty”. It’s not easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first”. The author uses the strategy mood because the author is giving how he feels about the case. Also, the story states, “ It’s up to you,just let’s remember we’ve got a first…show more content…
Hughes is speaking for the rights for the blacks. First, it states “I have as much right as the other fellow has to stand on my own two and own the land.” The author uses the strategy perspective. He gives his perspective on how he can be apart of the land he is on. In the poem states, “I do not need my freedom when I’m dead, I cannot live on tomorrow's bread. “. The author uses the strategy hyperbole because he is saying that his freedom doesn’t matter when he is dead. Finally, “I want freedom, Just as you”. The author uses the strategy perspective because he thinks that everyone wants freedom and justice. Both authors do share the same desire, for justice and equality, but both have different opinions on democracy. It is important to state your opinion on things because maybe one day your opinion can change the way others think in a good way. People share their opinions all the time, whether they are helpful or not. It is good to have an opinion as long it doesn’t offend anybody
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