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In "Twelve Anry Men" can you discuss whether or not you think this group ever did...

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vincent408 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 12, 2008 at 5:46 PM via web

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In "Twelve Anry Men" can you discuss whether or not you think this group ever did "form" or "perform"?

In "Twelve Anry Men" can you discuss whether or not you think this group ever did "form" or "perform"?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 13, 2008 at 2:34 PM (Answer #2)

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Thr group does form, it takes a great deal of discussion and arguing in the jury room before several members of the jury agree to consider the evidence more carefully.

It is through the reluctance of Juror #8 to immediately vote guilty in the jury room that leads to the close examination of the testimony and the evidence.  He is the catalyst for the unity that eventually develops in the jury room, which leads to an honest assessment of the evidence and the witnesses. 

"The jurors must transcend their political differences and work together to find out the truth. In this sense, the play is a microcosm of democracy at work. Everyone has their say, and everyone works together to further the common good, which, in this case, is the administration of justice."

 

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