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    though people can have their opinions, you have to stand by what you think and believe in your ideas and conscience. Through this lesson by Atticus it is learned that you need to be an individual and believe in yourself and ideas, even if your ideas don’t go with the crowd. Another example of when individuality overpowers belonging is in the play Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. In the play, twelve jurors decide whether a 16 year old boy killed his father. They make their statements on their stances and we begin to see who is an individual and who chooses to belong. As the jurors continue deliberating, they take a vote and it is six to six. They then take another vote on if they are a hung jury, and it is also six to six. Juror Four decides to make this statement after voting they were a hung jury in the…

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    a unique way 12 Angry Men is in many ways a tale of a Devil’s Advocate and how his leadership allows the jury of which he is a member to open themselves to new information, perspectives, and possibilities. Juror 8 is subtly implied to be the “good guy” by his dress; the only pure white suit among a dozen modes of dress, and initial script blocking; going straight to the window, the only initial source of light in the room and almost wistfully gazing out at the sky to the point of distraction.…

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    An example of this is when the European juror asked one of the American jurors if he understood what the term reasonable doubt means, the American was offended and suggested a negative stereotype against the European juror. However, the European juror seemed to have been simply trying to manifest clarity. In regards to competitive, distributive, tactics, the 12 Angry Men did not seem to include this aspect of the theory. Certainly, as time passed throughout the film, the moods of some of the…

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    Juror #8 In the play “Twelve Angry Men” the Juror No.8 was a very important character, without him there would not have been any conflict and the young boy would have been executed without a proper trial. An Architect by profession, he stood out from the rest of jurors. He had the gift for intuitive thinking, understanding complex human relationships and inspiring others. He believed in trial-by-jury system and did his best to have the necessary procedures to come up with a fair outcome. His…

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    The movie "12 angry Men" is about a jury who has the responsibility to decide whether a teenage is guilty of premeditate murder. At the beginning of the movie, the Judge speaks out to the jury saying that they must come out with a unanimous decision and that the jury has a "grave responsibility" because if found guilty, the boy will be condemn to electric chair. During the jury deliberation, we can identify and address the six steps of the group problem solving process and leadership. This…

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    judge commanded that the jury needs to come up with a decision as to whether or not the verdict (the boy) was guilty or not. If the jury pleaded guilty, the boy would face the death penalty. At first everyone but one person pleaded guilty. As the movie progressed, more and more of the jury were convinced that the boy was not guilty and eventually the jury decided that the boy was not guilty. To come up with this conclusion, the jury was not able to come up with…

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    All the other jurors were united for different reasons in the belief that the defendant was guilty. Juror 8 forces the group to carefully examine all the evidence to be sure there isn’t any reasonable doubt, he believes the defendant deserves, at the very least a jury that took the time necessary to carry out justice. The first tactic juror 8 uses is silence, watching the other jurors to get a glimpse of their thought processes and to figure out their belief system that provides the foundation…

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    Armies Gather After Scopes was arrested there were a few things that had to be done. One was to find lawyers to defend him. Many famous lawyers were in on this case. The defensive lawyers were John Neal, Dudley Field Malone, Arthur Garfield Hays, and the most famous American lawyer of their time: Clarence Darrow (Johnson, 2007, Mencken, 2006) . Clarence Darrow was from Chicago. Clarence came to defend Scopes after the prosecution was together. Another one of the most famous lawyers was a part…

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    free a young man- the kid, who has been accused of murder charges. The judge clearly instructs the jury that whatever decision they should make could greatly affect the defendant’s life. Among the 12 judges, 11 of them vote guilty for the defendant but juror number 8 (Fonda) disagrees with them citing reasonable doubt and considering the defendant’s ghetto lifestyle. Fonda attempts to convince the fellow jurors of his point of view claiming the boy has a right to a fair hearing (12 Angry Men).…

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    The jury in 12 angry men is quite diverse. Evidence of this diversity can be derived from the individual backgrounds of the jurors. An example is juror 5 who grew up amongst knife fights, juror 5 who grew up in the slums an juror seven ho has an affinity for baseball. This diversity helped them function as an effective team because they were able to get different points of view. An example is juror 5 explaining the dynamics of using a switch blade. There are a number of biases among the jurors.…

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