This is shown in the play when Juror Seven says he has tickets to The Seven Year Itch and wants to rush the trial (Rose 314). A way this shows he doesn’t want to be here is because he wants to get out of there so he does not miss his show. Juror Three is also another person that would like to get out of jury duty. This example is proven when Juror Seven wants to vote and he responds with “Let’s vote now.” (Rose 314). A third juror to show he may have wanted to rush the trial is Juror Ten.
The flaws of the American justice system exposed by the play Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose, include Racism, Bias and the different definitions of Justice. Of the 12 Jurors in the play many of them have a bias towards the defendant, a hispanic boy. Rose expresses this to us through their words, language and facial expressions (younger son). Racism is another major theme throughout the plot especially expressed by major verbal conversations but accurate details, such as only white men deciding the fate of a hispanic teenager. Lastly, between the jurors there are different interpretations of justice.
People will always be biased from their own experiences. Especially in today's time people are racist, angry, and just do not want to take time out of their everyday lives for jury duty. This trial was completely backwards; instead of going from innocent until proven guilty, it went from guilty to innocent. This movie makes one wonder how often juries really are this way, instead of innocent until proven guilty. Mr. Davis had an extremely hard time convincing all the jurors that there was a reasonable doubt.
12 Angry Men and To Kill a Mockingbird depict trials that expose the flaws of the American judiciary system in the fact that juries are not always consisted of the defendant 's peers, judges and juries both have racist views, and juries are influenced by moral cowardice. Trials held in America at the time of these two productions were never fair to African Americans because of the makeup, views, and general nature of juries. Juries never could fully understand the views and motives of the defendant because they were not consisted of the defendant’s peers. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson was convicted by a jury made up of middle-aged, white men, so they were unable to understand and view the case from Tom’s point of view. When talking to Scout, Atticus says that most people in Maycomb believe that white people are superior to black people, and that is how it is in court as well.
The actions in the play cause a domino effect, and in other words, if one action did not happen, then Benvolio would not have had to break it up, bringing Tybalt into the mess. The fight that started in the beginning of the play was initiated with an ancient feud between the Montagues and Capulets. The circumstances of the family feud gave the effect that Romeo was banned from Verona, which caused significant problems for Romeo and Juliet and lead to one of the major reasons of why they killed themselves. In addition, Friar Laurence would not have had to create a plan to help them escape so that they could be
People act upon what they think. Within “12 Angry Men”, all of the jurors have an opinion but some voice their more than others. One juror in particular, Juror Ten, voices his opinion about the boy in question. Repeatedly throughout the play, Juror Ten makes many thoughtless and hurtful comments about a certain kind of people. It is clear that Juror Ten’s uncompromising belief that the accused is guilty is because of his dislike for the boy’s race.
Caesars fatal death by his strong governing peers may have been because Caesar’s hamartia is his arrogance, and this is shown consistently through his life span in the play. Since Caesar has a strong political following and position in Rome’s state, he has much arrogance in his personality and this arrogance is his hamartia which has a fatal ending to his life. If Caesar was more cautious about how he treated other people with little respect then maybe his arrogance would not have been hamartia. When the soothsayer warned Caesar about the Ides of March, if Caesar was not ignorant and arrogant then he would’ve believed the soothsayer which could of saved his life. With Caesar being so arrogant he believed that nothing bad would have ever happen to him, but if he noticed but the signs of what was to come in the Ides of March and how suspicious Cassius, Brutus, and the other congressmen were then he may of not come to a fatal death.
If they opinion and vote on a jury, would be disliked by others they could face a pecuniary injury, so Judge Taylor excuses them. By rights the jury’s vote is supposed to be a secret, but “serving on a jury forces a man to make up his mind and declare himself (Lee 253). Consequently, their opinion will be become public anyway, especially
In the movie, when Joan Clarke appeared for the job test, she was repeatedly asked to leave the test room as the test attended was thinking that she does not belong or a good fit for the Job. However, she finishes the test even before the allocated time and received the Alan Turing’s appreciation. It was repeatedly mentioned in the movie that the prime responsibility of women is to marry a husband and run family affairs therefore, Joan Clarke was asked by her family to return home and start her own family. Even when she was selected for this high profile job, her parents weren’t allowing her to leave her house and join Bletchley Park. This depicts the gender discrimination of society at that time, who considered women unparallel to men in every field.
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.
Gary Ridgway was born on February 18, 1949 to Thomas Newton and Mary Rita Ridgway. He was the middle child of 3 boys. He was a quiet boy who didn’t have many friends. He grew up in a violent environment and also wet the bed until he was 14 years old. He had inappropriate feelings towards his mother, yet also hated her and dreamed of killing her.