A great example of how peoples beliefs can influence the way they think about other people.The juror number 11 sees the young man as still a child and in the men’s eyes all children are born as liars. They are incapable of telling the truth and therefore the boy would have had to kill his father and didn’t go to the movies that night during the murder like he said. This is backed up by juror number 4 who says that the boy couldn’t seem to remember the movie he saw or the actors that stared in the film. If he couldn’t remember that the movie then he must be lying about seeing the movie. But juror number 8 proves that not everyone can remember every little fact about every movie. The boy had just gone to the movies and came back to find his father dead on the floor and police arresting him. It is very unlikely that someone who went
In the movie 12 Angry Men, the jurors are set in a hot jury room while they are trying to determine the verdict of a young man who is accused of committing a murder. The jurors all explain why they think the accused is guilty or not guilty. Throughout the movie they are debating back and forth and the reader begins to realize that even though the jurors should try to not let bias cloud their judgement, the majority of the jurors are blinded by bias. The viewer can also see that the jurors have their own distinguishable personalities. Their personalities intertwine with each other to demonstrate how the jury system is flawed, but that is what makes it work.
In many societies, there is a type of social structure that categorizes people into groups depending on many factors. Those on the bottom look up to those on the top, who in turn, look down on them. The latter is characterized in the book 12 angry men by reginald rose. Twelve angry men is the story about twelve men who are randomly selected to be on jury of a mysterious murder case. The case starts out with juror number 8 voting guilty. Conversely, the unanimous verdict at the end of the story is not guilty. Within the story, there are some jurors whose judgement are clouded with their own personal flaws, one of them being juror number 10. In Reginald Rose’s Twelve angry men, juror number 10’s sense of classism and prejudice hinders the group's
The group initially started with a process of arriving at a decision by voting and there was a groupthink causing
The film Twelve Angry Men shows many social psychology theories. This film presents some jurors who must decide if an accused murderer is guilty or innocent. In the beginning, all but one juror voted for guilty. Eventually, however, they come to a non-guilty verdict. It shows how a various group of individuals react to a situation that no one wants to be involved in. Twelve Angry Men exhibits so many examples of the true power of informational social influence and normative social influence. According to informational social influence, individuals tend to comply with others because they believe that another individuals version of a situation is more valid than their own. Normative social influence is a type of social influence that leads to conformity. This theory seems to fit in along with this movie because of the way the juror’s decisional processes went. Informational social influence is aggravated by obscurity and doubt of situation, importance of being correct, time constriction, and presence of those recognized as professionals. Just within the first few minutes of the movie, social influence is shown. In the jury room, a heated debate is prevented by an initial vote. This vote, which was taken publicly, was vulnerable to normative social influence or conformity from the fear of seeming in submissive. An obvious feeling of doubt is presented as the jurors vote. This hesitance can be perceived as weak conviction swayed by the guilty majority’s influence. Time constraints intensify informational social influence and possibly helped play a role in causing some of the jurors to cast guilty, conformist votes. Majority influence and social impact theory generate conformity. These theories are relevant in the jury context and are relevant to an explanation of Twelve Angry Men. Social impact theory specifies the situational and personal factors that bring on conformity. Conformity is enhanced by the immediacy element of social impact theory which brings to belief that without anonymity conflict is increasingly difficult. Perception of norms is apparently a factor that also brings out conformity. Stereotyping and prejudice were rampant at the time Twelve Angry Men was filmed. The director and writers cleverly
In a crowded jury room in downtown New York, opinions interfere as an argumentation about the guiltlessness of a young defendant is decided. The dark and foreboding storm clouds that suspend over the heads of the jurors are conception to lift as time advances and new facts are presented. 12 Angry Men had discussed one issue under a manner of prejudice and it was different for each juror.
This case was one of truth and justice. It becomes evident when the Juror 9 says to Juror 10. Do you think you have a monopoly on truth?' [Juror 9, page 8] The fact is, nobody really knows what the truth is, and at the end of the play, still nobody does. The boy may have been guilty, but as Juror 8 pointed out, who were they to make that assumption? Most of the Jurors had taken for granted that what the prosecution had told them was the truth. Through much discussion the Jurors realised that this may
Bigotry is an unacceptable trait of a person's personality that not only causes that person to be intolerant, but it also causes problems for those around the person. When a person is not only judgemental, but intolerant to other people based on their beliefs, status or features, he becomes problematic and his ability to make a fair and honest decision is compromised. Bigotry is a problem frequently emphasized in Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. This story takes us through the process of twelve men making a unanimous decision to determine if the defendant is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Making such an important and impactful decision calls for a person to be uninfluenced, but while clouded with bigotry a fair verdict will be hard to obtain. Ten constantly has issues with giving the defendant a fair chance. He has very strong opinions against people of lower class and those opinions impact the group tremendously.Tens bigotry and bias against people of lower class causes setbacks and conflict between the other jurors and hinders their ability to see the defendant as anything but a troubled delinquent. This teaches readers the dangers of bigotry and intolerance. Being a bigot, bias, or even intolerance of any aspect of a person or their life clouds a person's ability to pass a fair and reasonable judgement.
The murder weapon was supposedly a one-of-a-kind knife, but Juror 8 had the same knife in his pocket that he picked up at a pawn shop a few blocks away from the boy’s house. Even though buying and selling switchblades was illegal. Also, Juror 8 held a vote where if everyone voted guilty, Juror 8 would change his vote and send it into the judge. While Juror 9 was the one to change his vote and allow the talk to continue, it never would’ve happened if not for Juror 8. Lastly, Juror 8 took a risk by trying to put together all the witnesses’ testimony. He guessed at how long an el train took to pass a point and then put with the unlikelihood of the man hearing “I’m going to kill you.” All these claims could’ve meant a guilty verdict if not for Juror
The reason I have for not believing the boy is guilty is that the old lady evidence was not well enough to prove that the boy was guilty. The old lady said she saw the boy kill his father with her bare eyes, but later on, one of the Jurors concluded that she did have glasses.
Think Like a Man (2012) is an American romantic comedy directed by Tim Story. It is based on Steve Harvey’s book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was a mega best-seller of 2009 that provides women with insights into the male’s mind and strategies for conquering a man’s heart. As suggested by its title, the movie encourages women to think like a man so that they can learn to control the man. Under the advice from Harvey’s book, four women determine to learn Harvey’s strategies in order to solve the conflicts with their male partners, who are the perfect embodiments of four types of men: "The Mama's Boy," "The Non-Committer," "The Dreamer," and "The Player." Though Harvey tries to use his works to empower women with their self-respect, all he does is to teach women to “lie, cheat, manipulate, beg, borrow and steal to get into a relationship” (Lang). The idea, “It’s a man’s world,” presented in the opening credit penetrates the whole storyline, in which relationships are depicted as battlefields. The movie only acknowledges females’ sacrifices in the end for a reconciliatory happy ending. This essay argues that Think Like a Man involves tons of gender stereotypes, which convince women that to nag and to trick men is the only way to obtain their respect.
An individual's past experiences can have an incredible impact on the way they think and behave for years to come. So, the past have a significant impact on an individual. In my own life, I have had past experiences that have affected me to be the person I am today. One example is, whenever I walked through the downtown part of Edmonton and I noticed a lot of homeless people lying around on the streets. I felt so bad for those poor people that didn’t have a place to live. They appreciate anything and everything they get. This really effects me and teaches me to be more grateful in life. And appreciate everything I have. In the play the 12 Angry Men, jurors 3, 5, and 11 prove that their experiences has affected who they are. I believe that juror 3’s family issues such as his problems with his son has affected him to become an aggressive man. Additionally, juror 5 has had a background of living in a slum all his life. Therefore, he tries to prove that not all people living in slums are criminals. Lastly, juror 11 struggles with others judging him because he is a European Refugee. This affected him by making him feel unconfident about himself and feels that the others jurors don't take his opinion too seriously.
3. Social identity (10 points): What role(s) does social identity play in the movie? Discuss SID in relationship of the jury to the accused. (Define your terms and give two examples of how they apply).