12 Angry Men Analysis

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Ebisindei Adegbe Professor Davis Management 191 23 September 2014 12 Angry Men Analysis Within various aspects of life, we as individuals are forced to make decisions on things such as what to eat for dinner and even what we believe to be just and unjust. What makes some decisions easier than others are the values one was raised on that can influence our ultimate decision. The film, 12 Angry Men, reflected a lot about how a group dynamic can influence an individual’s decision. Amidst the jury’s deliberation in the murder case, Mr. Davis, Juror 8, refused to base his vote on just hard-core facts. His decision to rule not guilty spurred a rise out of the remaining 11 jurors, who strongly believe the defendant is guilty. Mr. Davis’s initial verdict formed a cooperative community within the jury waiting room that allowed for each of the jurors to present the basis of their decisions. His willingness to stand-alone proved to be a key decision in the film, which provided the backdrop for ultimately trying to convince the other jurors of the appropriate decision to make. Despite the other juror’s strong objections, they begin to discuss the facts in correlation to their decision, a vital step in creating effective debate. In addition to Mr. Davis standing by his decision of not guilty, the requirement for a unanimous jury forced each of the jurors to come together toward a solution. The jurors discussed how each piece of evidence supports their

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