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Facets Of Human Nature Twelve Angry Men

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Aneeb Adrees - practice sac- Q2) the jurors represent the worst facets of human nature and of soceity itself. Do you agree?In Reginald Roses Twelve angry men, Rose illustrates and explores the worst facets of human nature. Through his depiction of the jurors, and the way they interact, Rose creates an environment where fallibilities of human beings can be examined. Rose depicts prejudice, self-interest along with many other negative traits a human can have. Rose outlines the strengths of a few individuals and how they can be depicted in society today.Rose depicts many jurors as a standout to represent the worst facets of human nature but one of those jurors, Juror 10 who was a racist man ...view middle of the document...

Rose uses this example to show how someone personal life and personal priorities can be even greater than a young boy who could be sentenced to death. Rose shows how this can be harmful to humanity as people fail to think fairly as they have other things on their minds. This idea is further illustrated through Juror 12. Rose shows how someone's ignorance and lack of care can act negatively on society through this juror. Juror 12 seems to be happy to get a murder case, a situation in which someone may die, for his own enjoyment. Through this juror, Rose shows a lot of what is wrong with the public and justice system. Juror 12 demonstrates a complete lack of concern for the trial, feeling that the whole thing's unimportant. This is also supported through Rose's depiction of the 2nd Juror. Juror 2 is more concerned about going out to a restaurant for dinner. Rose depicts, through his exploration of these jurors, that someone's self-interest, ignorance and lack of care are all examples of man's fallibility. Rose highlights the strengths that some Jurors have in fighting for justice. Juror 8 is portrayed as being a morally and logically driven. Juror 8's realization that prejudice obscures the truth emphasises the negative aspects of intolerance, and his feeling of not being able to send a boy off to die without talking about it first shows the capacity for moral and uplifting personality traits in humanity. Juror 9 also shows elements of compassion and sympathy when he says, "It's only one night. A boy may die". Through Rose's depiction...

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