As the movie “Twelve Angry Men” first begins, you come upon a young Puerto Rican man and soon are informed that he is on trial for first degree murder. As the closing arguments are coming to an end, the young man does not say a word and barely expresses his emotions. The Judge then speaks, reminds the man of his rights, and explains the jury’s job clarifying that he the defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. She then instructs all twelve jurors to go to the deliberation room.
As the movie continues, all twelve jurors slowly arrive in the room. They take a seat according to their jury numbers and begin to discuss the case. The foreman then reviews the case. You learn that the man is accused of killing his father and all jurors must vote guilty or not guilty for there to be a verdict.
After going over a few facts of the claim, the foreman gives the men a choice. The choice was to discuss the case more into depth or vote on the spot. Everyone agrees to vote on the verdict right then and there. The foreman instructs the men who are choosing guilty to raise their hands and begins counting off who was voting what. Seven or eight hands go up instantly. A few more hands rise up more slowly. The foreman continues to counts. He then asks who votes not guilty. Only one jury member raises his hand, number eight.
At that moment, tempers start rising and the jurors quickly start to jump down juror number eight’s throat. Jurors number eight calmly responses to all the criticism by saying he just does not know what to believe and refuses to send a young man to death if he is not one hundred percent sure he did not commit the crime. He then explains that he is not there to try and change their mind but to just talk for a while and put everything on the table. Juror number ten ignorantly argues back saying how he does not believe him at all. Also adding in that all of “them” are born liars. Juror number three than gets in the...