Comparing Views In 'Democracy And Twelve Angry Men'

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Democracy is freedom for all. Both Hughes and Rose believe in democracy for everyone , although both authors convey their perspectives using different strategies. Langston Hughes conveys his perspective on democracy in “Democracy” where he shares his personal life experiences in a poetic structure. Reginald Rose shows the challenges when making decisions in his play Twelve Angry Men where he shows how the jurors had a difficult time in making decisions. In Reginald Rose’s drama, Twelve Angry Men, Rose conveys his perspective on democracy by showing how every vote counts. Reginald Rose uses speaker tags when the 4th juror says, “I think it's customary to take a preliminary vote.” (Rose 101). This shows the basics on making decisions leading onto how the jurors decide. Rose also…show more content…
Hughes conveys this opinion by using the hyperbole “Democracy will not come today, this year nor ever”(Hughes 111). This helps portray his perspective because it explains how he hasn't experienced democracy yet and he would like to. Hughes uses the idiom , “I have as much right as the other fellow has to stand on my two feet and own the land.”(Hughes 111). This idiom explains how black people should have just as much rights as the other fellow, white people, to be able to stick up for what they believe in. Hughes also uses the hyperbole, “I do not need freedom when I’m dead.”(Hughes 112). This indicates how he wants freedom now. The quotes from the text “Democracy” show how all people deserve democracy now and shouldn't have to wait. In conclusion, Rose and Hughes both have similar perspectives on democracy although each author shares their opinions using different strategies. Without the voices of strong people like Hughes and Rose, who chose to share their opinion through a text, democracy would still not be fair for
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