Civility will encourage your opponents to keep listening to you. The play Twelve Angry Men shows that civility is important. By the end of the play, the jurors were willing to listen to the people who were the most rational. Juror 8 calmly took the other’s ideas into account, which swayed the jury to favor not guilty. Most of the jury was convinced the boy was guilty, but Juror 8 used relaxed tactics to change their minds.
Atticus explains that “A mob’s always made up of people, no matter what. Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he was still a man” (210). Though Mr. Cunningham could have hurt Atticus, Atticus forgives him, realizing the immense effect peer pressure can have, even about such morally impactful things. Being part of the group, thus saving themselves from scrutiny or even alienation, is more important to those men than their own beliefs and values. Later in the book, the court case occurs.
Then, Juror #8 is the first juror to bring up reasonable doubt, and he has the ability to make the jurors to revise the evidence. This shows his consideration of facts. Also, he is good at knowing when to end deliberation. In the movie, he makes a proposition that the other jurors can vote, and if all of them vote “not guilty,” he would not stand alone and would go along with their guilty verdict. They agree to this and vote by secret ballot, so the deliberation can continue.
The two brothers at the age of 12 and 5 wished to live life to its best. Using the evidence such as Brothers actions towards Doodle such as helping him accomplish many things and laughing along with him. Along with other evidence and information should prove that Brother Armstrong is innocent and a clearer image of what had happened and why Brother Armstrong should not be charged guilty. (PAUSE) The time of Doodles death
Every day our society labels people as either good or bad. As human beings we strive to reach the standard of good, to be a good person, to be the hero of our own story. Yet frequently we fall short. We mess up. The Greek playwright Sophocles brilliantly provided an answer to these moral mysteries in his work, Antigone: “Think: all men make mistakes,/ But a good man yields when he/ Knows his course is wrong,/ And repairs the evil: The only/ Crime is pride” (Sophocles).
Arthur “Boo” Radley is a seemingly minor but subtly impactful character in Lee’s book. According to rumor, he joined a gang, was convicted of some relatively minor crime, and was supposed to be sent to a state boarding school, but his father refused. Boo once, while cutting up newspapers, stabbed his mother in the leg with scissors and continued calmly scanning the papers. His father convinced a judge not to send Boo to an asylum, so he was kept in his house, never seen again by the community, and became the source of horror stories for children. The flames of gossip are, as usual, fueled thoroughly by Miss Stephanie Crawford and tend to be ridiculously twisted: “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained” (16).
Early in the movie all men, except one juror, number eight, agree that the boy is guilty without a doubt. In this case normative influencer took place which is going along with the crowd in order to be liked or accepted. Juror eight was the only person from the beginning of the deliberation to the end of it that thought the boy was innocent and he had to basically break down all the men to understand why it was true. Also some of the men did not care if the boy was a person who deserved a fair trial because in their eyes he was not like them and they knew people like his kind to be
12 Angry Men Homar Cruz 1A In the act 12 Angry Men the author wanted to show the reader that jurors are having irresponsible behaviors, without juror 8 the boy would’ve been unfairly convicted. Also you can make an inference that the boy's attorney didn’t have the capacity to defend him in court. For instance, when all jurors arrived to the courtroom the clerk decided on a vote. Mainly all jurors raised their hand, wanted to get out of their, wanted to go watch their concert.
A kid kills his father” (Rose). The two jurors that stand out as the father figures of the play are juror number eight and juror number three, though both in very different ways. Juror number three from the beginning looks over the boy, being the first to vote not guilty. There were eleven votes for guilty. It’s not so easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first” (Rose).
The fiber evidence presented in this case was so overwhelming and simply was the driving force leading to Wayne Williams conviction. I do not believe the prosecution would have been able to obtain the same results without it. The credibility of the FBI forensics investigators and their reputable crime lab made for excellent testimony concerning the fiber evidence at trail, which the defense was simply ill prepared to counter attack its merits (The Atlanta, n.d.). Other evidence was presented in this case, and much of this evidence while certainly impactful on the case and to members of the jury, this evidence alone without the fiber evidence would surely not have held up to the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt.
In Harper Lee’s historical fiction masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, the rarely appearing character, Tom Robinson, acts as a linchpin for the plot. He was created by the author for the purpose of causing encounters, causing references to his life, and sharing his insights on life that highlight the theme: other should not be prejudged by race. Atticus mentions Tom Robinson to Uncle Jack at the latter’s home. Atticus feels worried about the case because,” the only thing we’ve got is a black man’s word”(Lee 166-17). This insinuates that people of color get perceived as liars when their words contradict those of a white person.
Harper Lee’s reenactment of the 1930 culture was completely accurate. She portrays an environment where blacks are completely disregarded as humans. Lee also shows how the time period permits for behavioral cruelty. For example during the trial, Dill is upset when Tom Robinson is convicted guilty. Scout comforts him saying not to worry, that Robinson is just a negro.