Miscarriage Of Justice InTwelve Angry Men And Montana 1948

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‘Twelve Angry Men’, written by Reginald Rose and ‘Montana 1948’, written by Larry Watson, displays many similarities in miscarriage of justice as characters are not necessarily being fair and reasonable. Characters are also prejudice as they have a preconceived notion not based on reason or actual experience and thus, act harshly towards a minority. In the first novel, Twelve Angry Men, juror three bases his opinion of the alleged criminal on his son and not as an individual. In Montana 1948, Wesley, David’s father bases his opinion on his brother’s molestation and nearly allows for his brother to go unpunished. However, the differ as prejudice holds Wesley back from taking action towards his brother, but he cannot ignore the injustice whereas prejudice motivates juror three to act quickly and stereotype the alleged as ‘guilty’ as he cannot sustain his hate.

In ‘Twelve Angry Men’, written by Reginald Rose, juror three sees his son as the alleged and cannot wait to punish him, however, the prejudice he has against the alleged criminal urges juror three to take action as quickly as possible and votes a persistent ‘guilty’ verdict. Throughout the play, juror three is seen as an old, bitter man who makes his decisions based on his son and not his own conscience. When he is a part of the jury, he has the chance to be fair and reasonable, which he passes up the opportunity. He “[feels] that knife going in” when he talks about his son and how he finds a similarity in both the
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