What Are The Similarities Between Juror 8 And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Symbols and opinions are very important aspects of a piece, that also have a major impact in everyday life that people may not even realize. The symbols and opinions demonstrated in the book To Kill a Mockingbird is very similar to that in the movie 12 Angry Men. Both Juror 8 from 12 Angry Men and Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird are strongly opinionated and symbolic figures in their pieces, and they greatly affect their stories. By comparing Juror 8 and Atticus Finch, we learn that they are both symbols of injustice, both against prejudices, and they both have strong opinions to stand up for what they believe in.
Juror 8 and Atticus Finch are both symbols to represent injustice. Both of these pieces have symbols of injustice to represent …show more content…

Atticus Finch shows us that he is against prejudices when he has to explain empathy to Scout. He comments, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This shows us that Atticus doesn’t care who you are, you have to see something from someone else’s perspective no matter what. Juror 8 also demonstrates this when he decides to put aside where the boy is from or what he looks like, and just give him a chance without having any prejudices towards the boy. It is important for people to be against prejudices because this helps to create equality. If you have prejudices against people or other things in life, this creates a gap in peoples way of thinking. With people like Juror 8 and Atticus, they help to close this gap and create more equality among people. This is important in real life because it leads to less conflict and better cooperation among different groups of people. This is another look at some more of the similarities between Atticus Finch and Juror 8, but there are still more to …show more content…

Atticus Finch and Juror 8 both have strong opinions about what they believe in because of the fact that they are both debating in a courtroom and must be very vocal. Atticus is a lawyer, and he is defending someone who is on trial for possibly their entire life. This leads Atticus to be very outspoken and representative for not only Tom, but also for what he believes in. In this case, he is trying to get the jury to believe Tom Robinson, and he states, "I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system—that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. 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. He does this by making a point and giving evidence and examples to prove his case. This is shown when he is arguing with Juror 10 and he states, “But supposing he really did hear it. This phrase, how many times have all of us used

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