Analysis Of ' Twelve Angry Men ' By Reginald Rose

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The statement “Drama reflects real life on a stage” is shown through the powerful dramatic play by Reginald Rose, ‘Twelve Angry Men’. Reginald rose through the effective use of characterisation, conflict and tension, symbolism, language and setting, Rose dramatically reflects human experiences with ‘Twelve Angry Men’. It is a play that directly appeals to our sense of justice and equality and questions audiences to contemplate the arguments on a ‘fair trial’ in a judicial process when ‘reasonable doubt’ is also taken into consideration. Reginald Rose also reflects human nature and experiences by taking into account the emphasis on each individual’s civic duty and responsibility to maintain fairness through the eyes of the law and shows how easily unbiased truth can be blinded by personal prejudice when conflict and tension are involved. The play by Reginald Rose, ‘Twelve Angry Men’ is a powerful, moving play with a perspective made up of a variety of point of views from different Jurors who have distinct and contrasting backgrounds, social-economic states, ethics and personalities. Rose enforces and emphasises dramatic conflict and action with the use of techniques such as pathetic fallacy and claustrophobia in the setting to enforce and set the build-up of tension in the room. Characterisation shows the contrasting personalities of different Jurors and shows how personal prejudice can have a big impact in a judicial process. The 8th Juror shows how characterisation is used
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