Family The 3rd Juror mention how disrespectful was his kid, and how his kid even hit him once; some other members of the jury mention how this young boy was always getting hit by his father and they said that the situation was the motive of the murder. Juror number 3 was the last one in changing his vote not because he wasn’t sure, but he wants to punish this kid making a direct assimilation that this kid is like his and need to be punished. Characters: • 1st Juror: he acts as a foreman and he is responsible to maintain the order in the room and keep everyone else in track. This is not too hard for him because he is a football coach. • 2nd Juror: this actor doesn’t participate too much in the play, and he is shyer than the rest of the group.
In the book 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose’s the author tells a story of 12 men who have to determine the verdict of a young man who is on trial for 1st degree murder. The 12 men discuss the case to find out that many of them are convicting this kid from emotion and prejudice against the boy who is on trial. Analyzing prejudice on a larger scale we can understand that it is not always about race, Juror number three is prejudice against the defendant because of his age. Twelve angry men has multiple ways of showing us how prejudice can affect our judgment and how it is hard to change someone's mind who is only open to their own opinions, the jury is able to get passed their prejudice only by being confronted by the facts . And by making the Jurors who vote
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.
In the movie 12 Angry Men each juror has a different personality. Figure one shows the shape, color, size, and placement of each character chosen. Juror eight is a rounded rectangle and is a bright yellow on the outside and pale yellow on the inside. Juror three is a square and is red on the outside and blue on the inside. Juror seven is a rectangle that is dark green on the outside and a lighter green on the inside.
he story of the movie ’12 Angry Men’ is grounded on the trail of eighteen years old boy who was accused of killing his abusive father stabbing to death. Twelve jury have been chosen to decide the fate of the boy. If the jury finds him guilty then he will be sentenced to death, it was a grave responsibility for them since it was a matter of life and death. The face of the convict was shown for the first and last time while the jury was retiring from the room, it was a gloomy face whose life is at the hands of the decision of the jury. As the jury entered into the jury room, the air inside the room was hot, which can also be symbolic to the intensity of the case.
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.
The jurors also argued that if the boy went back to go get the knife, he must be really motivated to hide the evidences of the crime even though there is a big chance of him getting caught. Many jurors have racial bias and a lot of stereotypes about kids that grew up in the slums and also who belong to certain racial groups/ethnicity. This stereotypes and racial slurs led to biased interpretations of the evidence. The jurors also led to conformation bias. For example, a lot of jurors expected that the boy was guilty.
These aspects have been revealed through three character who are Juror 10, Juror 8 and Juror 3. Juror Ten announces his intentions very early in the play. He speaks loudly and forcefully from the beginning, clearly showing his racism and prejudice towards the boy. Juror 10 quickly votes guilty and asserts that the defendant cannot be believed because “they’re born liars”. Additionally, he claims that the “kids who crawl outa those places are real trash.” With selfish attitudes like this, it was unlikely that Juror 10 would be interested in the truth behind the evidence and the case itself.
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
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.