Theme Of Prejudice In 12 Angry Men

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In 12 Angry Men, prejudice is one of the most themes in the play ’12 Angry Men’. In this story, several jurors serving in a murder trial show how their own prejudices influence their decisions as they attempt to base their vote on their racist feelings towards the defendant. During their deliberation, the main issue the jury faced was their interned prejudice. 12 Angry Men reminds us that at its heart, racism is just a way of taking limited info and insisting that you know how everything works because of it. Many jurors such as 3 and 10 allowed their inherent prejudice do inform their guilty vote, and further discussions on the case. However, juror 8 who is initially sympathetic to the accused, not because of the evidence, but because he pitied his poor and troubled upbringing.
There is no Juror that displays more prejudice than that of Juror 3 as is he the most out spoken and also the last to change his vote. He has no problem harrying the other jurors when they think differently from him. As soon as the jurors moved to the deliberation room, juror 3 begins thrown his influence in the weakest member of the jury who is juror 2 “Did [jurors] ever hear… So much talk about nothing.” despite of he had suggest to start voting first because the total idea in his mind that the ‘kid is guilty’. Throughout the play, juror three interrupts others in mid-sentence and attacks their opinions, however, his attempts to break the jurors and evidence fail when in the end the votes are
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