Verdict Essays

  • Jury's Deliberations In 12 Angry Men

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    12 Angry Men" focuses on a jury 's deliberations in a capital murder case. A 12-man jury is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old man accused in the stabbing death of his father, where a guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. The case appears to be open-and-shut: The defendant has a weak alibi; a knife he claimed to have lost is found at the murder scene; and several witnesses either heard screaming, saw the killing or the boy fleeing the scene

  • Role Of Group Dynamics In 12 Angry Men

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    power of determining the fate of an uneducated teenage Puerto Rican boy who was accused of murdering his father with a switchblade and was facing the possibility of the electric chair. The film also depicts a jury attempting to render a unanimous verdict in the murder trial. The process whereby the decision is reached illustrates a situation where a minority transforms the opinion of a majority by exerting persuasive tactics and demonstrating effective leadership. Group dynamics is related with the

  • 12 Angry Men In 12 Angry Men

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    When a life is on the line, to what extremes will you go to save it? What does guilty beyond a reasonable doubt really mean? In 12 angry men you have 11 people who are ready to send this young man off without a single syllable said in his favor. Then we meet Juror number 8, a man who is ready to put his neck on the line; in a room of hot, tired and angry men. To try and pull this case together, and maybe save a man’s life. When your pinned against the wall, would you give into what the rest

  • 12 Angry Men Film Analysis

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    collaborate and determine the fate of the defendant. With seemingly substantial evidence, viewers are taken into the jury room, where all but one juror are quick to return a guilty verdict. Although a unanimous finding is required, juror number eight, played by Henry Fonda, questions the evidence, unable to return a verdict without further examination of the documentations and testimonies. Insisting the jury take additional time to analyze reasonable doubt within the evidence, Henry Fonda utilizes critical

  • 12 Angry Men Interview Analysis

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    12 Angry Men Interview Interview script: Juror No. 8 [The interviewer stands and greets Juror No. 8. He takes off his coat and sits down.] Interviewer: [smiling gently] Hello No. 8, how are you? Thank you very much for taking your time off to have this interview. No. 8: No worries… It really has been one of my goals to spend the time to clearly explain to the public what happened in that jury room. [smiles mildly] Interviewer: Ok let’s get started. So can you tell me what really happened in that

  • 12 Angry Men By Reginald Rose's 12 Angry Men

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    that can influence the case. It is likely judge wouldn 't have known that is not how to use the blade. However, the variety is jurors allows many people with different experiences to come together and synergize to find the truth and get the fairest verdict. While it is true a Judge has more professional training than jurors it is not the Fairest way. Judges cannot experiences as many things as twelve different

  • 12 Angry Men Assessment: 12 Angry Men

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    during the start of the movie. Since the men briefly established a relationship from the time of witnessing the trial to start of deliberation n the empty room and reaching a unanimous decision, they found that all of the men initially achieved a verdict of guilty accept for juror 8. After this surprising decision the men began to show their true colors and distinguish how one may believe something and another juror may believe another. The group takes time in pleading individual opinions while deciding

  • The Foreman's Roles And Decisions In 12 Angry Men

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    The movie ‘12 Angry Men’ deals with a jury of twelve men, responsible for coming to a verdict about the fate of an illiterate teenager who was brought up in the slums and could be punished severely if found guilty of murdering his father with a switchblade knife. They have to make a unanimous decision, either guilty or not guilty. They are quite literally caged up in a small, claustrophobic room on a rather hot day. Through the course of the film the inner miseries, opinions and struggles of the

  • Untouchable Mulk Raj Anand Analysis

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    The ending of the novel Untouchable Mulk Raj Anand solves the predicament of untouchability by offering three solutions, which has great significance in the story. The ending stands as the resolution of the complications. The main character Bakha receives three solutions to his problem. Bakha is living in an inhumane society where he is mistreated and not treated equally. He lives in old rural India where caste system has its roots and where majority of the people follow the caste system. Bakha was

  • Fallacies In Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men

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    Fallacies in 12 Angry Men 12 Angry Men- a 1957 film, rather a courtroom drama, is full of emotions represented in arguments and intellectual brainstorming. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the film is an example of intellectual art. The film is based the story of a 18-year old slum boy who was on trial for killing his father by stabbing him. The judges, after seeing all the evidences and witnesses, actually leave the decision to the jury, to decide whether the boy was guilty or not. Also, if the jury decides

  • Emotion And Decision Making In Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men

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    signifies the importance of both rational attitude and emotions when making crucial decisions. Gathering on the “hottest day of the year” in a “large, drab, bare” jury room is throbbing for most jurors’ present. They have gathered to reach a ‘fair’ verdict and follow the judge’s instruction to “deliberate honestly and thoughtfully” as prejudice and experiences cloud their judgements. Whilst every juror has a different approach to the case, Rose demonstrates that both emotion and reason are used in the

  • Examples Of Social Injustice In 12 Angry Men

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    In these two critically-acclaimed movies, government ignorance is explored in distinct ways. In 12 Angry Men, a jury of 12 men is sent to determine the fate of an 18-year-old slum-raised Latino boy accused of stabbing his father to death. A guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. In Beasts of the Southern Wild we are taken on an adventure alongside Hushpuppy, an African-American six-year old, who lives on a poverty-stricken island called the Bathtub and whose father’s tough love prepares

  • Government Ignorance In 12 Angry Men

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    In these two critically-acclaimed movies, government ignorance is explored in distinct ways. In 12 Angry Men, a jury of 12 men is sent to determine the fate of an 18-year-old slum-raised Latino boy accused of stabbing his father to death. A guilty verdict means an automatic death sentence. In Beasts of the Southern Wild we are taken on an adventure alongside Hushpuppy, an African-American six-year old, who lives on a poverty-stricken island called the Bathtub and whose father’s tough love prepares

  • 12 Angry Men Doubt Analysis

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    is enough to convict the defendant “beyond a reasonable doubt.” I am aware that the role of ways of knowing such as language and emotion in influencing the jury is not to be ignored; however, even the slightest thread of doubt changed the jury’s verdict. According to the graph, we can infer that our doubt reduces gradually while our knowledge has increased exponentially. Take for example, false memories and eye- witness testimonies. How can we know the past with confidence when our memories (i

  • Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men

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    place during a hot summer day in a jury room of a New York Court of Law in 1957. In act I of Twelve Angry Men, this about a nineteen-year-old man that was accused of murdering his father by a numerous amount of people. All things considered, if the verdict came back guilty the nineteen-year-old man would be sentenced to death by the electric chair. Without delay, the jurors came to their decision and eleven of the twelve jurors voted guilty, but to be able to prosecute the nineteen-year-old man, the

  • Juror 8 Character Analysis

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    A group of juror comprising of 12 men from diverse backgrounds began their early deliberations with 11 of ‘guilty’ and 1 of ‘not guilty’ verdicts. Juror 8 portrayed himself as a charismatic and high self-confident architect. Initially, Juror 1 who played the foreman positioned himself as self-appointed leader of the team in which has led his authority to be challenged as his leadership style lacked in drive and weak. In the contrary, Juror 8 is seen as the emergent leader considering his openness

  • 12 Angry Men Movie Review

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    4 October 2015 12 Angry Men
 Movie Review 12 Angry Men is considered the iconic jury film and it has done more than any movie, television show, or other cultural work to enshrine the jury as the central and indispensable element of the American criminal justice system. The action revolves around the opinions, perceptions, reason and logic of twelve diverse characters that are tasked with pronouncing the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of patricide. The extraordinary element is that their

  • 12 Angry Men In Shakespeare's '12 Angry Men'

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    When a life is on the line, to what extremes will you go to save it? What does guilty beyond a reasonable doubt really mean? In 12 angry men you have 11 people who are ready to send this young man off without a single syllable said in his favor. Then we meet Juror number 8, a man who is ready to put his neck on the line; in a room of hot, tired and angry men. To try and pull this case together, and maybe save a man’s life. When your pinned against the wall, would you give into what the rest

  • Ethos, Pathos, Pathos And Logos In 12 Angry Men

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    "Don 't judge a book by its cover" is a famous saying that some of us heard it before and some of us experienced it. 12 jurors were experiencing this quote when they gathered to decide whether a young boy is guilty by killing his father or not. Juror 2 stated, "Well, anyway, I think he was guilty" (6). Juror 2 represent most of us, as sometimes we judge from what we hear and not from what we see. The 12 jurors are from various backgrounds and each one has a distinctive personality. What is worth

  • Pros And Cons In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Have you ever get angry because of someone didn’t know your purpose of doing something or don’t know what you are thinking? Most of the time it happens because people didn’t put themselves in your situation and think about the pros and cons of this movement. In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, The main characters, Jem and Scout, who were just kids about ten years old, learn that they should “stand in other people’s shoes” and think for other people. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a book