This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

My Verdict Of Twelve Angry Men

883 words - 4 pages

On Friday, April 18, I attended the Henderson State University production of Twelve Angry Men. Reginald Rose wrote the playwright of Twelve Angry Men and Sherman L. Sergel had it adapted. The performance took place in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre on Henderson State campus. Fortunately, I had the opportunity of watching the Good Friday performance of this play and it did everything but disappoint. I didn’t know much about this playwright before entering the theater other than it took place in a jury room and was set in the 1950’s. The message of this play was an important one, which would not be easily forgotten.
The dynamics were played out excellently by the use of unity of time, ...view middle of the document...

However, one voted that he was not guilty. The sole exception was Juror 8. The Juror explained that there was too much at stake for them to jump to conclusion and not even discuss the case. This decision annoys many of the other jurors.
The remainder of the play focuses on the jury’s difficulty in deciding the verdict of the case. Problems occurred when many of jurors had personal vendettas. However, Juror 8 begins to question the reliability of the two witnesses to the father’s murder, how rare the actual murder weapon was, and the general doubtful situations. Juror 8 continues to argue that it isn’t fair to condemn the boy when there is reasonable doubt of him being not guilty. The story proceeds and after many voting processes, the jury seems to swing their votes more and more as the arguments continue.
Finally, the only juror that still is convinced that the boy is guilty was Juror 3. He endlessly argued that kids were rotten and revealed his own personal issues with his own son. After breaking down and crying, he changes his vote to not guilty, which made the overall vote unanimous at last. Even after everything that had happened throughout this play, Juror 8 proceeded to show Juror 3 compassion by helping him up and with his coat. The play ends with the jury leaving the room to give their verdict.
The unity of time, place, and action helped emphasizes the meaning of the story. The concentrated area made the audience focus on the speeches and...

Find Another Essay On My Verdict of Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men Essay

664 words - 3 pages Twelve Angry Men The jury in a trial is selected to examine certain facts and determine truth based only upon the evidence presented to them in court. It is assumed that the jurors will judge fairly and without any personal bias. In spite of this assumption people will be people and in some cases, logic and emotion will collide. An excellent example that shows precisely what I’m talking about is in the movie Twelve Angry Men. Twelve men who

Twelve Angry Men Plot Essay

610 words - 2 pages Plot: “Twelve Angry Men” is an interesting and exciting jury-room confrontation in which an "open and shut case" becomes strenuous as twelve strangers scuffle for answers. The trial involves a nineteen-year-old boy, who is suspect of killing his father in a late-night altercation with an extraordinary knife. His fate now lies in the hands of 12 jurors, each with his own determination to solve the case and reveal the truth. As the

Facets Of Human Nature- Twelve Angry Men

972 words - 4 pages 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

Demonstrations of Leadership in Twelve Angry Men

709 words - 3 pages The film Twelve Angry Men, while great for entertainment alone (who doesn’t like to watch people argue?), helps show aspects of leadership and negotiation. In this film, a jury is attempting to decide whether a boy is guilty of murder, with evidence piled high against him. However, one juror stands firm and says that they should at least give him an hour. This is where the more interesting part of the story begins. At first, Juror Eight was the

Twelve Angry Men Juror Notes

1100 words - 4 pages anything to do with it. The facts are supposed to determine the case."Examine this conflict and whether it is resolved or not?Twelve Angry Men is about the conflict between prejudice and logic• Prejudice - racism and discrimination• Logic - facts and thinking objectivelyThe matter is resolved in the actual court case but the matter is not resolved in American society.At the end of twelve angry men, the outcome of the trial is correct but

Film Analysis: Twelve Angry Men

2027 words - 8 pages The movie "Twelve Angry Men" is about a young man who is accused of stabbing his father to death. The twelve jurors have to decide whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If the young man is found guilty, there is a mandatory death sentence (the jury needs to be unanimous in their decision). At the preliminary vote, eleven of the twelve jurors vote the young man guilty. Henry Fonda is the only one who voted the accused as not guilty because

Movie Analysis "Twelve Angry Men"

1745 words - 7 pages Movie Analysis Movie Analysis 1 Running head: Movie Analysis on Conflict in Groups Movie Analysis on Conflict in Groups "Twelve Angry Men" Movie Analysis 2 Group communication is the interaction of three or more individuals working together to achieve a common goal. As we know, groups, like the individual members, have different characteristics and concerns

Twelve Angry Men and the Jurors of The Kevorkian Trials

2347 words - 9 pages up with their final verdict; Dr Jack Kevorkian was tried guilty of second degree murder. Finally, 70 year old Jack Kevorkian was sentenced to ten to twenty five year in prison on April 13, 1999, ending the battle between the government and the idea of the right to die. From the perspective of the Jurors of Twelve Angry Men, with regards to the Kevorkian case, one can infer the votes due to the actions of the jury. If Juror Three, from Twelve

Tension in Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men

2071 words - 8 pages are many ways in which Rose manages to make Twelve Angry Men dramatically effective. The basic storyline itself makes the play more interesting, the fact that a boy's life depends on the verdict of the jury. This makes the viewer intrigued and want to find out what happens, moreover the fact that one juror votes the defendant not guilty, makes us unsure of what will happen next. The place in which the play is set is

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose

695 words - 3 pages Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose The play "Twelve Angry Men", By Reginald Rose, is a play about 12 jurors that in an uncomfortable room have to discuss a life and death case about a boy that is accused or killing his father. the jurors do not really know eachother to talk to and wish they were anywhere but in that jury room. Every juror has a different emotional pattern that makes the play interesting. In my opinion there were 3 main

Twelve Angry Men: a critical review

2122 words - 8 pages them to change the minds of each and every person out there that disagrees with what they feel is right and pursue them to conform to their convictions.But in a realistic world, is that possible? Can one person change the minds of eleven others when what they feel and believe has already been set in stone and engraved on their hearts? Twelve Angry Men poses this question and provides an answer. And although it is obviously done with a Hollywood

Similar Essays

Twelve Angry Men Essay

1149 words - 5 pages Introduction: The movie ?Twelve Angry Men? involves twelve men, all of different ages, chosen for jury duty. Their case, a young boy accused of killing his father. The jurors had to reach a unanimous decision based on whether the boy was innocent or guilty of murder. The twelve men were placed in a small jury room, located inside the courtroom, where it was very warm because of the weather outside. Upon entering the room, each jury member was

Twelve Angry Men Essay

1488 words - 6 pages other like kids until they conclude a verdict. In the play, Twelve Angry Men, a group of men are summoned for jury duty and almost all of the men would rather conclude a verdict immediately and leave; except for one, Juror #8. He managed to detain the group by requesting for a discussion of the murder trial before voting “guilty” or “not guilty.” Not once did Juror #8 allow the others to influence him unless they had a valid explanation. Often

Twelve Angry Men Essay

818 words - 3 pages testimony of the woman across the street, the problems with the knife, and the old man who lives in the same building, are the factors that caused reasonable doubt in the jurors minds. Would you believe the kid is innocent? Put yourself back in court. The jurors fill the jury box and the foreman stands. "There's a reasonable doubt in my mind" pg. 155. No one can bring his father back, but at least now he is not going to spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime he never committed. Thanks to those twelve angry men who spend hours going over two testimonies and one piece of evidence.

Twelve Angry Men Essay

644 words - 3 pages Twelve Angry Men is a very interesting play about an unfortunate young man, who was convicted of killing his dad. The worst part was, the young man was only nineteen, and his life was just starting. The jurors listened to all the evidence, then came the hard part, making the decision: guilty, or innocent. Eleven jurors said guilty and only one said innocent. There was a lot of peer pressure involved. I decided to write about different peer