12 Angry Men Paper

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12 Angry Men



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
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