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At the end of Act I in Twelve Angry Men, a second juror votes NOT guilty.  Which...

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Posted March 19, 2009 at 8:36 AM via web

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At the end of Act I in Twelve Angry Men, a second juror votes NOT guilty.  Which juror changed his vote and why?

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Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 19, 2009 at 6:05 PM (Answer #1)

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It is Juror Nine, the elderly man on the jury, who changes his vote from guilty to not guilty at the end of Act One, and he is the first juror to do so. Juror Nine changes his vote to support Juror Eight who wants to discuss the evidence before reaching a verdict. Juror Nine says he wants to hear more, also. By the end of the play, Juror Nine has played a significant role in sifting through the facts of the case to reach a fair verdict.

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