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Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men offers plenty of food for thought, as it explores many different themes. Three of the play's primary themes are human motivations, the difference between appearance...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2021 2:49 pm UTC

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12 Angry Men is a play written by Reginald Rose. It was first performed in 1964 and follows the story of a jury which has to decide whether the accused young man is guilty of murder or not. Juror...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2021 11:03 am UTC

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The defendant in Reginald Rose’s jury-room drama Twelve Angry Men doesn’t appear in the original 1954 teleplay or in the 1955 Broadway stage version. The playwright also doesn’t give the defendant...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021 1:19 am UTC

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In Twelve Angry Men, a drama about a jury deliberating over a murder case, the initial vote taken is eleven "guilty" and one "not guilty." The rising action progresses as more and more jurors are...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 5:33 pm UTC

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After being sequestered in the jurors' room, twelve jurymen are initially asked to vote upon a verdict on the Hispanic boy who has indicted for the murder of his father. The guard having locked...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2014 6:42 am UTC

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It is Juror Three who recalls the testimony of the neighbor who lives immediately beneath the room where the man was killed. The juror describes him as "the old man" who alleges that he heard "loud...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2020 4:02 pm UTC

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The defendant claimed to have been watching a movie alone on the night of the murder. Straight away, this raises a red flag. If there was no one else there at the all-night movie theater, then no...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 8:12 am UTC

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In the play Twelve Angry Men, it is arguable to say that justice is served in the end, despite of the opinions, perspectives, points of view, and schema of the twelve men who were responsible for...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2020 8:43 pm UTC

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At the end of Act I, Juror Nine changes his vote to not guilty. There is a secret ballot at the end of Act I, and the person who reversed his vote is not revealed until Act II. When the other...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016 10:30 pm UTC

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All you need to do is focus on juror 10. He is by far the most biased and prejudiced person in the play. He says: We don't owe him a thing. He got a fair trial, didn't he? You know what that...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2015 9:42 pm UTC

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The play Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose, takes place entirely in a jury deliberation room as the dozen characters referred to in the title debate whether or not the unseen defendant is...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2018 1:05 am UTC

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In Twelve Angry Men, the juror who wishes to hurry the vote is Juror No. 7. A loud and superficial man, Juror No. 7 is a sarcastic salesman who is quick to form opinions. He is essentially a bully...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2016 4:14 pm UTC

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The foreman is a practical man who wants to keep things moving and keep order. Early on, when tempers start to flare because of Juror 10's bigoted remarks, someone says they should stick to the...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 3:56 am UTC

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In Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men we see a jury struggle to come up with a verdict in a capital murder trial. The jury is composed of a group of diverse (although not diverse in a racial or...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2015 2:57 pm UTC

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Rose's having served upon a jury in a case similar to the one he portrays in Twelve Angry Men certainly lends verisimilitude to his drama, and, therefore, effects a relevancy to the characters'...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2013 7:48 pm UTC

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The play Twelve Angry Men points out many flaws in the jury system. At the beginning, as the jurors first move into the jury room and are engaging in casual conversation, one refers to a previous...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2019 6:44 am UTC

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Juror Number Eight, although we are told little of his background, is clearly a level-headed, rational character who has the ability to empathize with the situation of the defendant and also who...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2012 3:46 pm UTC

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I am going to assume that a "theme statement" is the same as a thesis statement, a statement that you can explain and support with evidence from a piece of literature. For your assignment over...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 7:36 am UTC

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The main bias among the jurors is that the defendant is from the slums. It is assumed that just because the defendant is from a lower socioeconomic background that he is more capable of violent...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019 3:58 pm UTC

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The author does not refer to the characters using their names because jurors are generally nameless in court. The judge calls jurors by their numbers, just as the author does here. The anonymity is...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2020 9:54 pm UTC

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Juror #10 establishes his racial prejudice quite early on in the play. His first few lines don't indicate anything, but then he says the following line: Well, look, you've gotta expect that. You...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2018 2:14 pm UTC

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One of the reasons Rose chose to cast his 1954 television play with twelve men (instead of a mix of women and men, which he later did do later on) is that, according to the prefatory material in...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2013 2:48 am UTC

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Juror Eight is very methodical, wanting to carefully examine all the information that has been presented in the trial before making any decision. If found guilty, the defendant in this case would...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2012 8:50 pm UTC

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Many themes are explored in the play Twelve Angry Men, which follows the discussion of a jury trying to decide whether a defendant is guilty or innocent. The themes of justice, social inequality,...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2010 3:48 am UTC

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Playwright Reginald Rose was inspired to write the play Twelve Angry Men after his own experiences serving on a jury left him fascinated by the procedures and dynamics involved when twelve...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 1:23 am UTC

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There are a number of quotes that you could refer to in this excellent play to elucidate the themes of the individual and justice. You might like to start by considering how Juror Eight defends his...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2011 8:02 pm UTC

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By act 3 of Twelve Angry Men, tensions have risen in the tiny jury room. Despite several votes, the 12 men cannot agree on the guilt of the defendant. Reginald Rose constantly has characters refer...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018 12:52 pm UTC

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The interviews conducted with jurors and the editor's own notes will be the information from which the news article is written. Remembering that newspaper articles are composed in the pyramid...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2013 5:37 am UTC

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The last thing the jurors hear before entering the room to decide the case is one of the guards saying, "He doesn't stand a chance!" in reference to the young man on trial for murder. In other...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2019 2:16 pm UTC

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In Twelve Angry Men, twelve jurors deliberate a murder case, seeking to come to a unanimous decision about whether the boy on trial is guilty of killing his father. Juror 8 begins by saying he...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2016 5:21 am UTC

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The jurors almost unanimously vote guilty at the start of the play. While many of the jurors do simply believe the defendant is guilty of murder, other factors, such as the sweltering heat of the...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019 3:29 pm UTC

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The movie Twelve Angry Men is based on the play by the same title by Reginald Rose. The movie exposes several flaws in the US justice system, including the potential bias of the jurors, the risk of...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 4:26 pm UTC

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Reasonable doubt is the most significant legal issue discussed in Twelve Angry Men. A shallow perusal of the evidence presented would suggest the boy is guilty; however, as Juror Eight observes,...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 5:37 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 2:51 pm UTC

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The setting of Twelve Angry Men is consistent throughout the play; therefore, the setting of Act 1 is the same as the settings for Acts 2 and 3. The entire play takes place in the deliberation...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2009 3:06 am UTC

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What is the meaning behind using the word "angry" in the title of Twelve Angry Men? The word "angry" in the title suggests the internal and external conflicts that are played out during the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2009 8:52 pm UTC

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At the start of act 3 of Twelve Angry Men, the jurors decide to take another vote. This time, the vote is evenly split, six and six. This comes shortly after a fight nearly occurred between Juror...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020 9:24 pm UTC

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Moral reasoning is a process of trying to determine the difference between right and wrong. The particular methods are hard to define and the topic is much disputed—for example, should moral...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018 10:28 am UTC

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It's difficult to gauge the precise intentions of any artist, but in the case of Reginald Rose in Twelve Angry Men we can make a reasonable surmise. One possible intention could be to lift the lid...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2018 9:17 am UTC

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This is a good question. There are many instances of prejudice in the play Twelve Angry Men. Some of the prejudice is subtle and some of it is very blatant. And as the play progresses the prejudice...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2015 12:58 pm UTC

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The twelve jurors in Twelve Angry Men have unique backgrounds and personalities. As the only one who initially votes "not guilty" and the one whose thoughtful consideration of the evidence and...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2016 6:20 pm UTC

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At the start of the play, the jurors are sitting in the courtroom and are addressed by the judge. The judge tells them one of the primary principles of the court : if any reasonable doubt exists,...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2019 9:18 am UTC

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Twelve Angry Men is a film, written by Reginald Rose, that demonstrates the effect of prejudice on a jury deliberating on a murder case. The three leading examples of such prejudice come from...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2019 11:34 pm UTC

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Twelve Angry Men deals with the racial and cultural prejudice of the United States of the 1950s. During the trial of a young man of color who's been accused of killing his own father, twelve white...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2019 3:33 pm UTC

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Over the course of the play, Juror #8 emerges as the leader of the group. Juror #8 is the first person (and initially the only person) to express doubt that the boy accused of murdering his father...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2016 1:43 am UTC

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If anything, Twelve Angry Men is more about the power of an individual to turn the tide. Even without Juror 8, however, it would be unfair to say the rest of the jury is misusing their power. With...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2018 10:46 am UTC

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This play is a dramatization of the struggle we all experience between reason and “experiential prejudice”, a term used to describe the human tendency to take personal experiences as strong...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2012 4:26 pm UTC

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In Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose, the outcome for the boy probably would have been extremely different if the Fourteenth Amendment had not been ratified and the jury didn't apply the "due...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2019 7:08 pm UTC

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While I think it is possible to defend the idea that each juror is prejudiced in some way, I don't think that is what this question is steering an answer toward. I think this question is asking a...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2018 4:15 am UTC

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This question is very much an opinion based question. It is up to you to decide how this play might be changed for modern day audiences. Some of the changes could be huge, while other changes could...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 4:08 pm UTC

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