Conflicts In 12 Angry Men By George C. Scott

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Conflicts: The conflict is when 12 jurors have to decide whether a boy is guilty or non-guilty based from evidence they took notes on from listening in court. The boy is convicted of murdering his father and has the probability of the death penalty. The 12 jurors go to the conference room to discuss it with one another they have a vote. The vote is to go around the room and each juror verbally states “guilty” or “non-guilty.” After the vote, 11 jurors vote guilty of charge, while a lone juror votes non-guilty which causes great conflict with the other 11 jury members. The lone juror (Juror #8) says that the boy’s life should not be decided on just a vote, he thinks it should be discussed ...view middle of the document...

Juror #3 believed the boy was guilty through the whole thing, because if there was a witness that’s all the evidence you need and there’s isn’t any need to discuss it more. He believed the “boy should pay for what he did.” As for Juror #8 he stood his ground throughout the whole process with his belief why the boy is not guilty. He brought up possible scenarios, why he thought that the witnesses and neighbors could have been wrong with what they heard or saw. Also how the murder weapon wasn’t unique by showing he had the exact same knife. Also Juror #7 uses the boy’s life and his past crimes as a reason why the boy is dangerous and guilty for his actions.
Politics: Throughout the discussion of the murder, there was always a jury member who had an argument with Juror #8, the juror who thought the boy was not guilty from the beginning. As he continued to talk about why his thoughts were on the other side of the argument, he began to convince other members and they joined his side of the argument. This caused conflicts amongst individuals, especially between Juror #3, Juror #10, and Juror #7 arguing against Juror #8. Those 4 guilty voting jurors caused constant problems because they were fed up with what Juror #8 had to say, and each time another juror stepped in to defend him, 1 of the 3 would give them a glare and yell at them or argue them to keep quiet or not say anything. At one point Juror # 10 was told by every juror to keep his mouth shut the rest of the discussion because he was very racist toward Juror #11 and his culture. Also at the end of the discussion, Juror #3 was not change his thoughts because there was evidence and since there was evidence, there was nothing else to talk about. As he argued, he yelled very loudly and angrily and threatened to kill Juror #8, but was asked “do you really mean it” because it was discussed earlier about the same situation.
Resolutions: As the discussion continued on Juror # 8 continued to convince each juror to why the boy could be considered not guilty. He gave his thoughts and asked for another voting several times. He asked the Juror Foreman to bring out the murder weapon, and the layout of the apartment floor. He showed why he could prove a thing or two that the witness could be wrong or why the murder weapon isn’t rare or unique. He used Juror #5’s experience from living in a similar neighborhood as a kid as why he thought the man heard the boy say “I’m going to kill you!”...

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