Essay on 12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men
By: Nick Miller

12 Angry Men: Juror #8 is the Most Important Juror Juror #8 was the most important juror
in the play Twelve Angry Men for a number of reasons. The first reason is that when all
the other jurors voted guilty without even thinking about their decisions, Juror #8
suggested that they talk about it before jumping to conclusions. Even when some of the
other jurors got mad and started yelling at him, he stayed calm and tried to work things
out in a mature fashion. The second reason is that he convinced Juror #9 to change his
vote to not guilty. This was an important step because it paved the way for the other
jurors to change their minds also. The third reason is Juror #8 re-enacted scenes from the
night of the murder in order to prove his points. The first reason Juror #8 was the most
important juror is that when all the other jurors quickly voted guilty, without discussing
it first, he suggested that they talk about it for a little bit. When asked if he thought
the boy was guilty or not guilty, he said, ¡°I don¡¯t know.¡± This shows that he hadn¡¯t
decided one way or the other. When asked why he voted this way, he replied, ¡° It¡¯s not
easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first.¡±
This shows that he wanted to talk things over with the other jurors before he makes a
decision. Later on he said, ¡°I just want to talk for a while.¡± This is more proof that
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