12 Angry Men By Reginald Rose

1450 Words Nov 17th, 2015 6 Pages
An issue that has been circulating is whether or not to conform. Rob Siltanen says, “... The ones who see things differently. They 're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can 't do is ignore them. Because they change thing.[...]” ( cited) What he says is agreeable because the one that does not conform, will be the one that changes themselves,their society and even their future. This matter is an open topic of debate because one may agree that an individual does not need to conform to society 's ideals in order to find their happiness or be successful in life.
When an individual chooses to not conform, it will lead them to their future and their own accomplishment. In the play,12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, readers can understand that one do not have to conform to what is the majority but an individual could be successful with their own action and thoughts. Juror 8 uses pathos to defend the boy by arguing, “Look, this boy 's been kicked around all his life. You know - living in a slum, his mother dead since he was nine. He spent a year and a half in an orphanage while his father served a jail term for forgery. That 's not a very good head start. He had a pretty terrible sixteen years. I think maybe we owe him a few words. That 's all” (Rose 5). Juror eight states that he cannot condemn a fellow human being to the death sentence without first talking about…
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