On another level, the play is about America and its makeup as a melting pot of different cultures, ideas, beliefs, and temperaments. This jury runs the gamut from a German immigrant watchmaker, 11th Juror, to a presumably wealthy broker, 4th Juror, to a male nurse at a Harlem hospital, who grew up in the slums, 5th Juror. These men represent the incredible richness of diversity in America and the various challenges that it presents. This clash
Juror 10 and Juror 3 are both connected through bias. Juror 10 is very biased towards his opinions of people of other races. Juror 3 is very biased because he went through a similar situation with his son as the accused went through with his father. This is represented by their closeness in the diagram, Juror 2 is further away because he isn’t as biased. Juror 10 and Juror 3 both think they are above everyone else, which is represented by Juror 3 and 10 being above Juror 2.
12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, is a play that takes place only in one room of a courthouse. Where this drama may lack in any attention to the setting, it makes up for it with its elaborately corroborated characters who are jurors making a decision on whether or not to charge a boy with murder hereafter sentencing him to the chair. As shown through the play, most of the jurors appear dissatisfied with the situation, a common nuisance with the public, having to work jury duty. However, one juror, referred to as juror eight, is appalled by such actions being carried out by his fellow men and decides to stand up for this kid and prove his innocence. This entails much backlash by the others.
The jurors are given the case on a hot day in downtown New York where tempers are running high with the heat. The jurors have to sort “facts from fancy” and come to an unanimous decision meaning they all have to vote guilty or not guilty. The juror I am going to discuss is the 8th juror, he was the only person to vote not guilty. I will discuss his character, how he effects the course of justice and how does he illustrate the theme of the play. I believe that the 8th juror is the most interesting juror of the twelve because in a way he is the perfect juror and represents the boy’s good luck.
Most of the jury was convinced the boy was guilty, but Juror 8 used relaxed tactics to change their minds. One of the last jurors to change his mind was Juror 3. He couldn’t be convinced at first, but eventually, he let Juror 8’s point sink in to add clarity. In addition, because of Juror 8’s civility, many jurors respected him. Juror 9 was one of the first jurors to show respect for Juror 8.
The jury had a murder case that dealt with a nineteen-year-old man that was accused of murdering his father from several people. If the man was found guilty of the crime, then he would be sentenced to death. Each one of the jurors came to their own decision deciding whether or not the defendant was guilty of the crime or not. The rising action in the play is that only Juror #8 found the defendant innocent and all the other jurors found him guilty of the crime. In order for the jury to make a decision, they needed a unanimous vote.
Rose infers that the respondent originates from a minority ethnic gathering, maybe dark or Hispanic and in view of his broken financial foundation, numerous trusts that he is capable of murder. 2. The critical role of the 8th juror: Rose portrays the eighth juror as a representative for justice who foregrounds the idea of sensible uncertainty. The way that he can't "send a kid off to die, without discussing it first," flags his
This is a representation of the multiple layers that make up the personality of people. Juror number three is a circle within a rhombus and there is a broken heart in the circle. This is because Juror number three has the strongest opinions out of all of them and then breaks down at the end of the movie due to personal experiences of something that the jurors are talking about in the crammed, hot, uncomfortable room. Juror number three was the last one to change his vote from guilty to innocent, and because it shows that Juror number three was stubborn, this is one of the reasons there is a red rhombus . Another reason is, since red is seen to be as an aggressive color, to show that number three is opinionated and gets angry very easily.
The novel Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose includes conflicts on a jury duty of twelve white men with very different backgrounds and experiences. In order for someone to be convicted the jury must unanimously reach a guilty verdict. There must be enough evidence against the defendant to prove he is guilty beyond reasonable doubt This is just one of many examples that shows how even the slightest hesitation can make an enormous change on the upshot in many different environments in both court and life. Therefore; doubt is the most powerful asset in the play. Doubt slowly creeps itself into the minds of the jurors, slowly growing stronger and stronger as more of them begin to doubt the boy’s innocence.
In what seemed like solid, compelling evidence at first, turned out to be faulty after deep analysis and logical thought. By exposing the audience to the logical discoveries made by the jury, 12 Angry Men truly displayed a sense of realism throughout the film. Perhaps the most realistic aspect of the film is best described by critic Mark Nunez, where: Many critics advance the rational argument that the power of a juror to decide one way or another for no apparent reason cannot possibly work to achieve justice. However, the film also exposes us to those jurors in the room who openly express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings about the case. This juxtaposition of characters in the jury room is ultimately consistent with the fact that the room should reflect the diverse community in which we live.