Analysis Of 12 Angry Men By Reginald Rose

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12 Angry Men
The drama play/film, 12 Angry Men, written in 1957 by Reginald Rose, is about concerns that arise in a homicide trial of an 18 year old inner city teen, who was accused of stabbing his father to death. As the arguments of the trial closed, the 12 members of the jury prepare to put careful thought into a decision, with a guilty verdict sentencing the teen to death. As a unanimous decision is attempted to be reached while in isolation together, juror member 8 expresses sincere doubt in details of the case. Delicate personal issues came about in the room, and strife creates a risk of the trial being disrupted or delayed, as opposed to a smooth process, which could be costly for the teen. Many factors contributed to the apprehensions that were faced during the trial of the boy who they believed killed his father. The ideas and perspectives of those factors can influence the overall outcome of the decisions made in the jury room, which will result in a life or death sentence. There are similarities and differences in the rational and irrational arguments for a guilty decision made by juror #4, #7, and #10 in the film 12 Angry Men.
Juror #4 is a well-dressed, rational stock broker who was the only one in the jury that did not have a personal motive to give the defendant a guilty verdict. He is self-assured and very analytical. Juror #4 has a good eye for details when it came to the facts and evidence that were presented during the trial. He has the tendency to stay…
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