Twelve Angry Men: What Is The Author's Purpose?

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What’s The Author's Purpose?
A jury of a dozen men all come together to come to a conclusion of guilty or not guilty, but someone is always not on the same page as the others what do you do? Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose is an example of what happens in a jury. I think Rose’s purpose of writing this is to entertain us, the readers and I also believe he was once in the jury himself and he wanted to show his experience.

In Rose 1 they voted eleven to one NO.8 voted not guilty and the others voted guilty. Instead of jumping to conclusions like the others he actually wants to go over the facts and talk it out to come to a reasonable conclusion. NO.8 did not have a good reason to say not guilty besides the fact that he was only nineteen years of age, I don’t agree with that being a reason to be not guilty but NO.8 wanted to go over all the facts so he knows for sure not to punish someone for something he didn’t do or let a killer out on the streets. If it was me, I would have said not guilty as well not only because I do believe he’s guilty, but because no one wanted to be there so they just tried to get everything done.
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As for NO.8 he still stuck to not guilty, but he requested “I want to call for a vote. I want eleven men to vote by secret ballot. I’ll abstain. If there are still eleven votes for guilty, I won’t stand alone. We’ll take in a guilty verdict right now.” This was really dumb of him because he shouldn’t allow them to change his mind. Because even if they would have voted eleven to one again of the boy wasn’t guilty it would have looked bad on him for not supporting

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