In the eyes of Danforth people are not innocent until proven guilty; they are innocent until accused guilty. In the eyes of Danforth facts and details mean nothing to him. He comes to conclusions that any rational man cannot come to. He has doomed people to death who were innocent just because they did not want to confess to something that they did not do. This is because Danforth’s rule throughout these trials were that if someone was accused of witchcraft, even if they were innocent they had to confess or they were sentenced to death.
An individual can often more than usual doubt their own judgment when they are with a crowd of people. Conforming to what the majority believes because fear of being alone, embarrassed or rejected for how they feel even if their judgment is right. However, there are some people who will stand against the crowd though suffering the consequences or benefits of doing just that and the film 12 Angry Men is one of many examples of that type of incident taking place. First, the plot occurs in the 1950s dealing with twelve jurors who have to decide the fate of a young teenage boy who is accused of killing his own father.
See Ed’s explanation was not as good as the other guy who stated that the female eye witness had poor eyesight and therefore could of made a mistake in identifying the boy. When they voted again there was one more voting for the boy not being guilty they assumed jack changed his vote because he came from same community bias. Jack did not change his vote it turned out it was the old guy who has wisdom. At one point in the video the angry man said I’m going to kill you! Then The other guy said you don’t mean that.
He chose to kill Duncan when speaking to his wife “I am settled, and bend up Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show. False face must hide what the false heart doth know.” (1.7.79-82) He has decided not only to kill his king, but to pretend that he is innocent, and take his throne, It is his decision, not Lady Macbeth’s.
Tom was found guilty and was soon killed after going to jail, and that hit Jem very hard, he was very tore up about it. In the book Jem specifically says, “No sir, they oughta do away with juries. He wasn’t guilty in the first place and they said he was. ”(295) Jem constantly throughout the book claims that Tom is not guilty and wants it to change, and doesn’t know how to except that the jury said different and that’s how it has
Jem now realizes how much racism there is in Maycomb and his faith in the justice system is badly hurt. Scout doesn’t grasp the severity of the trial as much as Jem but they both know, although to different degrees, that life isn’t fair, justice isn’t always served, and people would lie just to save their own
How do you fell about being fair? In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee, Dill has the most feelings about being fair because when Dill saw how the men were treating Tom at the courtroom for being black Dill started to cry because he knew it was wrong and not fair for them do treat hos differently. The book To Kill a Mockingbird teaches us that fairness is important because when people do not show equality no one will ever be happy and when people tell the truth others can trust each other more. First of all when people do not show equality no one will ever be happy.
Juror #8 is the first man to vote not guilty in the case, and they should revise their approach because there is reasonable doubt of the boy, which is the beginning of the conflict. Based on their personal ghosts and anger, impatience and prejudice, the rest of jurors is engaged in affective conflict. For example, Juror #3 has a personal feeling about the behavior of kids, and he is certain that the boy is guilty based on his own prejudice. He says, “I’ve got a kid…when he was fifteen, he hit me in the face…I haven’t seen him in three years. Rotten kid!
Holcomb also wants justice for the Clutter family, wanting Dick and Perry tried. Capote writes, “During the voir dire examination, four of them told the court that they had been personally, though not intimately, acquainted with Mr. Clutter;” (Capote 273). The Clutters popularity did not go unknown in the court case Holcomb still views the deaths devastating. Four of the jurors even know the Clutters prior to their death. The Clutter court case bias went very known, which occurs in other court cases as well, including convicts with mental
Atticus showed that Mr. Ewell was left- handed, and also demonstrated that Tom only can use his right, because an accident that happened to his left hand when he was twelve. The evidence points out that Tom Robinson was not really in trial for being accused of a crime, but because of the color of his skin. The court case was a cover up of a domestic violence at a price of a black man’s life, a real human-
Romeo’s obsession with love started the chain of events leading to all six deaths. Romeo acts before he thinks, causing the deaths to take place. Some people may argue that it’s not his fault because he can’t help how he feels. This is an invalid argument because, while he may not be able to control how he feels, he is able to control his actions and he chose to do all the things he did. Other people argue that Benvolio is to blame because he instructed Romeo to go to the Capulets’ party, but this argument is weak because Romeo didn’t have to agree to go.
If I was part of the jury I would’ve said that Adnan is not guilty. I say this because there’s simply not enough valid evidence that clearly points to Adnan murdering Hae. I still go with my initial instinct that something is up with Jay. My theory is that Jay was jealous of Adnan and Stephanie’s relationship. Peers described Jay as “He was ‘mean, intimidating, shady’”
I believe George Stinney is innocent . Because first of all he didn’t get a fair trial . Also, his sister claims to be with his the time of the murder, and when this happened it was racism time . Lastly, there were a lot of people that wanted him dead because they thought he killed the two white girls, Betty June Binnicker and Mary Emma Thames. I believe he’s innocent but back then, most of the white people and the Judge , also the Jury thought he was guilty , just because he and his sister were the last to see the girls .
In the play Twelve Angry Men there was a man prosecuted with the stabbing his father at the chest. 12 Jurors had to decide if the boy was guilty or not, I would say he is not guilty for two main reasons. First a quote in the book stated “I think it’s logical to say that she was not wearing her eye glasses to bed, and I don’t think she put them on to casually look out the window” (page 61). This quote shows that the witness from the plaintiff could not have seen the crime happen without her glasses on. My last reasoning on why I think the boys not guilty is because Juror 5 said “ who’s ever used a switch blade befor would never stab the knife downward” (page 56).