In Twelve Angry Men, how is prejudice shown to interfere in the course of justice?

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The story Twelve Angry Men shows a behind-the-scenes look at the deliberation between jurors as they essentially decide on the life of a young boy of Puerto Rican decent. The irony is that all of these men are middle-aged and white and find it difficult to sympathize with the marginalized and abused boy. They are tasked with deciding his fate, even when they do not care much for him.

There are obvious displays of prejudice throughout the work, as the characters make it clear that they care very little for the actual case at hand. Many of the jurors are clearly flippant and careless with the trial—wanting to get it over with as quickly as possible. Many of them sit without comment, so as not to delay the decision. One juror even mentions how he has movie tickets for later that he doesn't want to miss, so they should get along with making a decision.

Several jurors make explicitly derogatory remarks about the race and socioeconomic status of the boy in the trial. They comment on how "they"...

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