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  • Juror 8 Speech Analysis Of 12 Angry Men

    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. From the outset, he is portrayed almost as an Angel’s Advocate among devils. He then proceeds to voice the only dissenting opinion and to explore it rigorously enough to allow all the other jurors to…

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  • Social Interdependency Theory In 12 Angry Men

    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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  • Analysis Of Juror # 8 In 12 Angry Men

    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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  • Analysis Of 12 Angry Men Friedkin

    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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  • Group Problem Solving Process In 12 Angry Men

    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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  • Obedience To Authority In 12 Angry Men

    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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  • Analysis Of The John T. Scopes Monkey Trial

    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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  • Examples Of Juror 8 In 12 Angry Men

    A story that takes place during summer in a blazing hot jury room, filled with twelve hot-tempered men, is the defendant really guilty? In 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, a young boy is accused of killing his own father ruthlessly with a knife. It is now the duty of the twelve jurors to corroborate and come up with a fair verdict. Some jurors uses emotion to deal with the case, while others uses logic and provided strong evidence to support their claim. Juror Four and Juror Eight are similar in…

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  • Twelve Angry Men: Movie Analysis

    clear-cut as they once thought. The jurors were made up of twelve men of diverse backgrounds. Their choice would either send an 18-year-old Hispanic man to death or set him free. When the twelve men were locked in the deliberation room, the jury foreman acted as the facilitator for the group. It was the jury foreman that got everyone focused for the initial vote. It was important get everyone focused because the group was busy discussing their personal life, occupations, and their future…

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  • 12 Angry Men Thesis

    What if you were on trial for first degree murder? In the movie 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, a young eighteen year old male was on trial for supposedly murdering his own father. The twelve men on the jury were faced with different opinions and facts that questioned their morals and values in life. I feel as if this movie did have “worth” in my life. I think the movie had worth because no one should ever be stereotyped, judged, and accused based on what other people say. I feel strongly about…

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