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    Henry Fonda Henry Fonda is playing the role of Davis (8th juror) and is the leading actor in the movie. By profession he is an architect but appears as the first dissenter in the jury who was of the view that the accused is not guilty of the murder and there exists a reasonable doubt in the matter. Basically, he is being presented as a protagonist in the movie. Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb (3rd juror) is an antagonist in the movie. He is a businessman and a distraught father opinionated and stubborn on the view that the accused is guilty of the murder. He sticks to his view till the last until he has an emotional breakdown which makes him declare the accused to be not guilty. Ed Begley He is shown as the 10th juror in the movie who had…

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    As the group begins to listen to each other they begin to respect one another’s opinions. By never declaring why he decided to vote not guilty, Henry Fonda, was perceived as to be looking for a solution to the problem of analyzing the facts. By maintaining a positive attitude, Henry Fonda, sets the tone for cooperation and peace between group members, despite personal opinions like these, “We don’t owe him nothing, he got a fair trial didn’t he?” (Twelve Angry Men). It should be easy with…

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    Questions On 12 Angry Men

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    He wished to be young at that moment when people were arrogant to him. He was very keen is observing. He was the first one to change from guilty to not guilty. 5. Describe in what ways the Jury Foreman, Juror #1, fails to exercise his formal authority effectively. What formal authority does Juror #8, played by Henry Fonda, have? What are some of the ways he mobilizes the group to achieve its purpose? Juror #1 had formal authority. He started by assigning number and creating a system to…

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    Analysis Of 12 Angry Men

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    the judge gives his final statement to the 12 man jury, telling them, “It's now your duty to sit down and try and separate the facts from the fancy. One man is dead. Another man's life is at stake. If there's a reasonable doubt in your minds as to the guilt of the accused - a reasonable doubt-then you must bring me a verdict of not guilty. If there's no reasonable doubt, then you must, in good conscience, find the accused guilty.” (Angry 1). The 12 Jurors are then shuffled into a hot, cramped…

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    Observe Juror #8 (Henry Fonda) as the leader. In the movie, Juror #8 is able to persuade his fellow jurors to change their opinions. Based on what you have learned in class, describe the leadership style he uses to do this. Present your analysis providing evidence from the film to support your position. The leadership style Fonda adopted at the beginning was the S3 or participating style according to the Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Theory. Through this method, Fonda focused…

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    Mrs. Thomas-5 DC English October 23, 2015 The Grapes of Wrath: Through the Lens of Feminism Since the beginning of civilization women have lived their lives subjecting to males. They have been excluded, oppressed, and discriminated against. This patriarchy imposes women the tasks of satisfying their family, being housewives, and not participating in any decision-making due to the belief that women lack intelligence. During the 1930’s Dust Bowl, this patriarchal ideology was slightly…

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    This passage particularly struck me as Steinbeck explains what sets humanity apart from all other species—what makes us so different that we can excel and progress. Steinbeck explains that it is our hard work that builds us up, and in this way I believe he alludes to to the migrant workers as if to say that while they deserve fair wages, unions, and better working conditions, their hard work is not required to diminish. The quotation above adopts an almost biblical tone as it speaks of the toils…

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    From the hunting and gathering era of our evolutionary predecessors to today 's, women are placed in this bubble of expectation. Expectations which don’t prohibit, but restrain these society members from taking an active role within the community or home. However, John Steinbeck tests these societal restraints in Grapes of Wrath. When the Joad family migrates from the dust bowl plagued land of Oklahoma to the promising California, the women provide stability for their deteriorating family; they…

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    John Ford, the director of the film, The Grapes of Wrath, produced a classic masterpiece based off of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel which was published in 1939. According to Lisa Cornwell, “The films in this category for the most part are centered on a universal and timeless concern that in turn helps those films achieve the enduring excellence that qualifies them as classics” (5). As viewers watch the film, the constant theme of human suffering related to the social problems of…

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    John Steinbeck stressed significant contrast between men and women in society, by providing extensive work on developing protagonist male characters to prove their superior rank. The Grapes of Wrath, taking place during the Great Depression, brings life to a family struggling through a serious drought in Oklahoma, and attempting to find better work and land in California. The novel, written in 1939, at the end of the depression, highlights strong male roles as Tom Joad decides to move his…

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