12 Angry Men1

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12 Angry Men1




A persons surroundings can influence him. In "12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose a young mans
life is held by twelve men with contrasting views.


After hearing, the case the jurors go into deliberations. Eleven of the 12 are convinced
that the boy murdered his father. However, Juror # 8 a caring man, who wishes to talk
about why the other jurors think that the boy is guilty, clashes with Juror # 3, a
sadistic man who would pull the switch

himself to end the boys life. Early on, it's not revealed why #3 feels so strongly about
putting the boy to death. He is just so dead set on killing him though. But because of
Juror # 8, the others must now go over the whole case again to review the facts.


According to Rose, several elements can influence a jury's verdict, such as the emotional
make-up of individual jurors. Many elements can change a jurors decision. Juror #3, who is
convinced that the boy is guilty, and is allied with Juror#4, who is eventually convinced
by #8 showing of how the two testimonies given by the old woman and old man are lies,
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