Minority Influence In 12 Angry Men

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Mobashshir Arshad Ansari DM 16230 The movie “12 Angry Men” is a court drama based movie. The entire film takes place within a small New York City jury room, on "the hottest day of the year," as 12 men debate the fate of a young defendant charged with murdering his father. Most courtroom movies feel it necessary to end with a clear-cut verdict. But "12 Angry Men" never states whether the defendant is innocent or guilty if innocent then who is guilty. It is about whether the jury has a reasonable doubt about his guilt. When the first ballot is taken, 10 of his fellow jurors agree that defendant is guilty while there is only one Juror had different view that defendant is innocent. Juror No. 10 begins a racist rant. As he continues, one juror…show more content…
This movie is the best example of minority influence where in the earlier stage only one juror no. 8 says defendant is not guilty but in the end of the movie we see that he is able to influence all the jurors in a very logical manner which I am going to point out later so that all the jurors lastly says the defendant is not guilty. Minority influence is more likely to occur if the point of view of the minority is consistent, flexible, and appealing to the majority. The juror no. 8 doesn’t know defendant is guilty or not guilty but he has only doubt in his mind which he trying to clear during the entire film and with which he also able to clear the views of other…show more content…
Initially, he changes his vote from guilty to not guilty when the doubt of not guilty increasing. Oppositely, when the guilty favouring jurors provide the some more information towards not guilty the ad executive with a compelling argument he is influenced to reverse his not-guilty vote. After questioning, the advertising executive is not able to state his own reasons for his change of decision. His reliance on others is a good example of informational social influence in the movie. Group Performance Process- “The Twelve Angry Men,” are a small group. Several theories of group performance are shown in the movie “Twelve Angry Men,” but they are subject to interpretation and run a less evident. Social facilitation, group polarization and social loafing are evident within the
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