Twelve Angry Men By Reginald Rose: Character Analysis

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One person can make a difference in a situation. Although we all hate to be the odd ball, sometimes it’s good to show what we really think. In the play Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose demonstrates how the power of an individual in society can make a difference in someone’s life, which is represented though juror number eight.
There would be no play without juror number eight. He was the one to make everyone think differently, to think twice about the boy. While everyone was going against the boy and saying he’s guilty, juror number eight stood up for him saying he isn’t. Juror number eight states, “this boy's been kicked around all his life. You know - living in a slum, his mother dead since he was nine. He spent a year and a half in an orphanage
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The play states, “No. 8 remains standing, holding the scrap of paper. He looks at it closely now and seems to be interested in it.” We can see that number eight was trying his best to find clues and arguments to prove to the rest of the jury that he has a reason to believe the boy is innocent. He stays and investigates well the evidence against him and finds all these scenarios that don’t add up to what has said happened. Until slowly everyone comes to their senses and changes their vote guilty, to not guilty. As one of the other jurors’ states, “I’m convinced.”
We see here that this young boy's life was saved all because one person, juror number eight, stood up and said he wasn’t guilty. He stated his reasoning until he got all the jury to see why. This one individual out of twelve made a difference in this boy. Juror number eight saved the boys life. Therefore with the example of Twelve Angry Men we can see that an individual in society can make a

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