Also, the beginning of the murder case was arguable and debatable as well. The possibility of O.J. Simpson's guiltiness or innocence caused many people of opposite races to become opposed to each other. The fact that the people murdered were white and Simpson was black caused chaos throughout the US of taking sides (Pellowski, 2001). During the trial, citizens of America had felt similar as they did in the beginning.
The jurors who were slow to vote guilty may have hesitated because they have their own personal doubts about the boy’s guilt, but feel the pressure from the group to vote guilty after seeing half the jury vote guilty. Instead of going against the group they make the decision to comply and vote with the majority. Jurors number three and number ten quickly vote guilty because they inwardly believe as many people in our society do that kids like the accused are no good. By voting guilty they are acting on this
She also learns the different backgrounds of the people and why each one is racist towards African Americans. Atticus does his best to prove Tom innocent and pleads to the judge. The trial is shown to be unfair because Mayella and her supporters obviously lie to the court, and Tom Robinson seems innocent. However, even when Atticus begs for a fair trial, the jury and the audience seem to disagree with him. Dill cries when this happens because he realizes how biased the court system is.
In “Twelve Angry Men” juror 3’s strong mind and prejudice causes him to label the defendant and judge him before ever knowing the facts in the case. Because juror 3 has such strong opinions he isn’t afraid to say what he believes it causes problems. In the novel antagonist enlightens the other jurors on him and his son situation after his son punched him in the face, he makes the comment “I haven’t seen him in two years. Rotten kid.” By juror 3 making this comment he's letting people know that he thinks kids are rotten and have no respect for their parents that have does everything for them. This makes him hateful and hostile towards younger boys.
Bob ewell based on evidence was abused and had a drunk father all the time. Due to his father's abuse, he had taken that trait from his father. The people of Maycomb think that bob does what he does for the joy of it but not because he was born into it. Due to this the people do not treat bob with respect like everyone else but they treat him negligently. So then the cycle continues he was born to treat people racistly and badly like the way he was treated.
The Film we watched in class Tough Guise: Crisis in Masculinity, gave me a better idea of how the world and its peoples see these young men behind the mask showing their true colors. Showing their true colors meaning that they aren’t what they seem to be, as soon as the public has brutalized their mind they often set their plan for revenge. Setting their plan for revenge could include anything from the media giving a bad image of things to the students in schools bullying other children and running these young boys life into retaliation. This movie made me feel as if young boys who aren’t raised right or aren’t socially interacted with the other children are usually the ones to become outgoing into committing bad realities. Social interaction a very big part of any
Rotten kid! I hate tough kids! You work your heart out.” (12 Angry Men). Therefore, he is biased towards all teenagers who rebel and who act tough because he is projecting his son’s behavior on the boy. Furthermore, he generalizes his personal experience and lets this prejudice impact his thinking about the slum kid.
During his stay in New Jersey, he practically became his father and what he realized was that his father had so much anger and hatred inside of him that it consumed him and ended his life; he realized that that was not how he wanted his life to end. It was a disease of the mind. He says in the essay, “When he died I have been away
Long story short he was a cruel,evil and and cold-hearted man who had no sympathy. Silence is later developed and brought to the story to explain due to Trujillo and his awful actions. For instance, silence was developed because they afraid speaking about Trujillo and they never could really speak up to him and demand for their
During the court case Tom Robinson is hated by most of the white people in Maycomb except for the Finch’s because they know what fairness is like. Although it is clear to a lot of people who live in Maycomb that Tom Robinson did not actually rape Mayella Ewell the judge still goes on and decides he is guilty. This is truly not fair. Atticus explains to Jem, “No jury in this part of the world’s going to say, We think you’re guilty, but not very, on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing.”