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  • Henry Fonda In 12 Angry Men

    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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  • Small Group Communication In 12 Angry Men

    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

    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

    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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  • Analysis Of A Fine Balance By Rohinton Minstry

    Fictional literature enables readers to gain new insights on the world through transportation into alternate places and times, an example of this is in the two texts A Fine Balance (1996) by Rohinton Minstry and The Grapes of Wrath (1939) by John Steinbeck where the idea that adverse experiences can impact an individual’s beliefs is explored through the different ways that the composers of both texts convey how living in a hostile environment and loss can change an individual’s personal…

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  • Camping For Their Lives Analysis

    Scott Bransford uses his piece “Camping for Their Lives” to discuss the growing number of ‘tent cities’, or small ramshackle communities of homeless people, in the western portion of America (McWhorter, 2015, 385). Bransford opens with a picture painted scene of Taco Flat, a tent city located near Fresno, and anecdotes from its residents to guide the audience into the reasons behind said cities. Bransford appears to subscribe to the quote from Larry Haynes found in the article that states: what…

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  • The Theme Of Loneliness In John Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath

    Steinbeck uses biblical allusions to warn the oppressors, those who lack compassion that judgement day is coming. We can visualize with his illustrations throughout the text, that; through hardships, the Joad’s can be compassionate. Rose of Sharon a key character; a character that shows no one has an excuse to why they cannot be kind. A wasted journey where the Joad’s travel to a land of deceit. During a time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl Steinbeck, describes the Joad 's travels,…

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  • Themes In The Red Pony

    John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony, a collection of stories revolving around a young boy coming of age, and The Grapes of Wrath, a novel written about a family's journey from the aftermath of the Dust Bowl to their life in California, illustrates that a person’s character changes when one goes through adversities and grows from those obstacles. People don’t just experience hardships and forget about what happened. There is something that provokes feeling in them to cause a change in the way they may…

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  • Character Analysis: The Grapes Of Wrath

    Grapes of Wrath Essay The Grapes of Wrath is a story of the Joad family during the Dust bowl, and about their journey to California in search of work. Throughout the book, you see how the characters treat one another in hard times, and how it effects them. Dehumanization and brutality plays a huge part throughout the story and it shapes the way the characters act, feel, and say. The Joads are from Oklahoma, and are referred to as "Okies". It was originally used to describe people, but it soon…

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  • Henry Fonda) As The Leader In The Movie Juuror 8

    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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