An Analysis of Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

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“In reaching the verdict, the jurors reconsider both their understanding of the case and their understanding of themselves.” Discuss

Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose in 1957, portrays the intense discussion between 12 jurors in the American jury about a 16 year old boy, who is accused of killing his own father, and charged with “premeditated homicide”, the most serious charge in court. It explores the flaws of human nature, and the impacts of misinterpretations of the case can have on the defendant. However, they play also illustrates when jurors reassess the case and themselves, they will finally follow the judge’s words, which is to “separate the facts from the fancy.” Throughout the play, all jurors reconsiders about the
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This shows that the 6th juror now has a clear and deep understanding of the case however he has not reached a new understanding of himself since he has limited impact in Act
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