Many people, if asked what they would prefer, would prefer to read the book instead of watching the movie. It could be because the movie will always leave some parts from the story out. It seems like directors of the movie always leave out parts from the book, only incorporating the important parts from the story. Some also say that they prefer to leave the descriptions of things in the book up to their imagination. Also, when you are reading the book, you get to read the main characters point of view on things. You get to see what goes on in their mind while they go through their everyday life. After reading the play Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, I would say that there were many similarities between the play and the movie, but there were also many differences. A similarity that I found to be the same between the book and the movie was when juror eight brought in the two knives during the jury discussion. In the story, the eighth juror was attempting to convince the other jurors that there was a possibility that while the boy may have had the knife on him the night of the murder, he could have dropped it and someone else may have picked it up or someone else may have had the same knife and stabbed the boy’s father. The fourth juror had brought out the actual knife, jammed it into the …show more content…
When asked why he voted not guilty, juror eight stated “Look, this boy has been kicked around all his life. You know---living in a slum, his mother dead since he was nine. He spent a year in and a half in an orphanage while his father served a jail term for forgery. That’s not a very good head start. He’s had a pretty terrible sixteen years. I think maybe we owe him a few words. That’s all.” (13) In the movie, juror eight said basically the same exact statement with the exception of a few words, only instead of saying the boy was sixteen, he said that the boy was
A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of God, do your duty." Juror 8 is very outspoken because he is the only one in the beginning that think the boy is not guilty. This leads him to stand up against all of the other jurors so that he can clearly get his point across.
You know that " (19).From that statement alone it shows us that he is indeed a racist and should not being sitting on a jury, in a case where a man’s life is in the hands of these 12 men, and if he is going to judge based off of race makes it impossible to have a fair trial. Finally, as the play goes on more and more jurors are changing to a not guilty vote because of the facts being provided and realizing this boy could very much be innocent but juror number 10 stands where he has been the whole play claiming the boy is guilty. He is one of the last men to change his vote. In act three he makes a very long speech which doesn’t make a majority of the jurors very happy. Juror 10 says “don’t understand you people.
The dialogue of Juror 10 and his remarks about “those people” come up multiple times in the play. First, Juror 10’s views and prejudices about people from the slums begin at the very beginning of the book. After the first vote for the verdict of the trial, Juror 8 voted not guilty and said that he believed the boy deserved for all the men to talk about the trial. Juror 10 who had voted guilty felt as though the boy had already had a fair trial and that, “He’s lucky he got
Going back to To Kill a Mockingbird, one night when Tom Robinson was locked up in jail, a mob, composed of those who you would consider good people and model citizens, attempted to lynch him. If it weren't for Atticus Finch, Scout Finch's father and Tom's defense attorney, and his brave act of sitting in front of the jail doors to try and protect Tom Robinson from the mass of people who were in pursuit of him, and Scout's unknown wisdom infused words, the flock most likely would have killed Tom. Scout brought to perspective what these people were about to do in relation to their everyday lives. It made them consciously process what they were about to do and how it could affect their lives, and to not just follow the crowd. In my opinion this
He has no sympathy and only cares about the evidence of the case. On the website Study.com i found “When Juror Eight feels sorry for the teenage defendant, who is accused of murdering his father, because of the bad lot this boy got in life, Juror Four starts fixing his hair as he is uninterested in anything except evidence. He then says, 'We 're not here to go into the reasons why slums are breeding grounds for criminals; they are. I know it. So do you.
It was a hot, sweltering summer day that involved a gruesome murder case. Twelve men were placed as jurors regarding a young man being accused of stabbing his father to death. During preliminary tally, eleven tired men voted guilty, while one lone man voted not guilty. That person was Juror #8. A simple man nearing middle age with full dark hair, dark mystic eyes, and a well leveled tone, who carried himself firmly.
Review of the movie 13th The movie 13th is a documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The title of the film refers to the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which abolished slavery. According to the opening message, one fourth of the world prison population is stored at the territory of the United States. Most imprisoned people in the U.S are people of color.
The Light in the Forest is a book that was published in 1953. The story is about a teenager named True Son, who was kidnapped by Indians at a young age. An Indian warrior named Cuyloga adopted True Son and raised him as an Indian. True Son grew up around his Indian friends and family. He had a cousin named Half Arrow whom he played and trained with.
Juror #8 states, “I just want to talk for a while. Look, this boy’s been kicked around all his life. You know, living in a slum, his mother dead since he was nine. That’s not a good head start. ”(page 5).
The 8th juror stood up for the boy and believed he should at least deserve a chance. Through many hours of arguments and disputes, all jurors came to a decision. The defendant is not guilty. In the beginning of the book, eleven out of the twelve jurors voted guilty.
Instructions: As you watch The Great Gatsby, use the chart below to mark down at least 5 differences that you see between the book that we read and the film that you watch. On the left side of the chart, write the difference that you see. On the right side of the chart, describe how the difference affects the story.