Analysis Of The Movie ' 12 Angry Men '

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12 Angry Men For the purpose of this paper I will be using a movie based on a teen male who is on trial for the murder of his father in 1957. There are twelve men on the jury who are from all different areas of society. They have one goal, to decide based on testimony and evidence on whether the accused is guilty or not. The following information is one person’s observation of the movie “12 Angry Men” using the 5 Stages of Group Development. Keywords: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, Adjourning The Jury The Jury is conformed of twelve men. Each man is in a different social status in society and are sworn to have no prior opinion towards this case. To find the accused unanimously guilty of a crime, all twelve Jurors have to agree with out reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime. If one Juror thinks there could be any doubt then all twelve have to agree the accused is innocent or it’s a hung Jury. Jurors are not clear on what they are supposed to do besides as a group decide if the young man accused is guilty or innocent. The jury room was very stifling, men are opening windows for air and using this as an opportunity to initiate superficial conversation with each other as individuals not as a group. Juror 10 publicized his sickness and need for air, his unintentional and non-confrontational approach to acquire attention. Juror 7, tries to start conversation with each and every man who approaches the windows. This constant need for

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