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vikaroz | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 29, 2011 at 1:06 PM via web

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12 angrey men - movie analysis for my communication course

Please help with these quesitons:

  • the intrapersonal communication factors (how the jurors are products of their experiences)
  • the interpersonal communication factors (how the jurors communicate with one another)
  • the combination of communication factors (how the outcome of the movie is the result of both intrapersonal and interpersonal factors)

How do the jurors' beliefs, values and experiences impact the way they view evidence?


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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 29, 2011 at 8:56 PM (Answer #2)

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As to the last question, it is clear that the beliefs, values and experiences have a massive importance when we think about how it leads the jurors to treat the accused. Whether it is their own personal experience as an immigrant, or as a father, or just an American citizen, personal factors are shown to shape the outlook of the various jurors massively in this play.

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 30, 2011 at 6:27 AM (Answer #3)

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The intrapersonal communication factors vividly affect the viewpoints the jurors bring into the jury room with them. Juror 7 is a salesman who is primarily concerned with earning and then enjoying his commissions, such as his baseballl tickets. Juror 4 is possibly the most highly educated of the jurors and certainly takes the most intellectual, logical approach to processing the evidence and testimony presented during the trial. The background experiences of the others are similarly reflected in their actions and attitudes.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM (Answer #4)

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I think there are two factors here. First of all, there is the background of each individual juror. Then, there is the interaction between them. The jurors' backgrounds are what make them conducive or not conducive to persuasion or influence by other jurors.

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