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vikaroz | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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

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How do the juror's intra/interpersonal communications, beliefs, values, and experiences impact the way they view evidence and affect the outcome of the 12 Angry Men movie?

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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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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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