He doesn’t want to vote guilty until he has enough evidence that this boy did indeed kill his father. Many different points are made about the boy who supposedly stabbed his father, that are cross examined well by juror #8 who still stands alone at not guilty. All of the evidence that the 11 jurors found contains flaws in
LEADERSHIP WITHIN 12 ANGRY MEN Andy Townsend Regent University THE LEADERSHIP WITHIN 12 ANGRY MEN The 1957 Film, 12 Angry Men, is about a jury on a murder case, with the verdict resulting in a matter of life or death for the accused. They must come up with a verdict for whether the boy is guilty or not for killing his father. The background of the boy on trail shows that he had been brought up in a slum and had a history of violence in the past. The jury is convinced that the boy is guilty, except for one member that sends the group into deliberation to make the ultimate decision of the boys’ fate. Juror number eight, played by Henry Fonda, is the member who stands
Although unsupported at the beginning, he is devoted to justice, and is initially sympathetic toward the 19-year-old defendant. Despite the initial lack of moral support from the fellow members of the jury, throughout the duration of the play Juror 8 reels his fellow jurors in. Rallying encouragement of his opinion, Juror 8 eventually leads the entire jury to acquit the defendant of all conviction. Through the development of Juror 8’s
Guilty or Not The problem in this case is that a boy is charged in the murder of his father. The court appointed 12 people to be jury for this case. The evidence they had was the knife that the boy went to the store and brought after being punched by his dad. Also, a neighbor downstairs and an old lady across the tracks claim that they heard the noise and saw the boy. The boy was said to be at the movies at the time of killing but he can’t remember the movie he saw Eleven of the twelve jurors started out with the assumption that he was guilty and voted guilty.
Months later, Unexpectedly Joe Dick, Daniel William’s roommate is now suspect number two. Ford immediately started his cruel interrogation, pushing the death penalty on him. Joe was now asked to take the same poly graph test, his results were never released. He said during his interrogation he was mentally drained as well. Once again another man in fear of dying tells detective ford that he and Daniel were both at the crime scene.
Secondly, I believe it uses Pathos. When Jake tells the jurors that he is going to tell them a story and wants them to close their eyes is when it starts to get emotionally heavy; especially when he goes into every detail of how the two white men grabbed the little girl and raped her. Some emotional terms Jake uses to promote pathos are, shattering everything innocent and pure, vicious thrusts, fog of drunken breath and sweat, killed her tiny womb, and murdering any chance of her to bear children. These gruesome terms are used to get through to the jurors and make them realize the severity of this case. Jake builds a bridge with the audience towards the end when he starts to get emotional and cry.
Savannah Stephens English Honors Juror Seven Twelve angry men is a drama about a sixteen year old boy who allegedly killed his father. When the only people deciding your fate are complete strangers you hope that they take a second look at what the facts are. Juror VII stands out, with barely a background, rude actions, and a confidence that he’s never going to be persuaded. Slicks, self-centered, jerk who is a salesman who wants to be anywhere but in this juror meeting. He talks about how he made a fortune selling marmalade (Pg.).
The drama’s focus is on a jury’s deliberation over a young man’s fate and the crucial role truth plays in relation to the decision. This idea is developed in the play through the actions and statements of characters like Jurors 3, 8, 10 and 11. The 8th Juror believes that a thorough examination of the evidence of the case is vital when making these deliberations. This leads him to review the case logically in order to arrive at the truth as he is trying to demonstrate that there is reasonable doubt about the boy’s guilt. The 10th Juror is prejudiced and racist against the boy and his race as well as his background.
The son was acquited after a plea of self- defence but Ms Osland was found guilty with murder. After spending nine and a half years in prison for murdering she finally tasted freedom. This case was taken to the high court in 1998, where the high court reviewed this case as the ‘Battered Womens Syndrome’. Since her husband had been abusing her for 13 and a half years she could no longer take it. Her anger exploded the day she murdered her husband.
The 1957 drama 12 Angry Men start when the jurors adjourned to make their final decision about a murder case. An eighteen-year-old boy is accused of stabbing his father to death. The conflict is between one juror who isn’t convinced the boy is guilty and the other eleven jurors who initially voted guilty. This movie is full of great examples of conformity, obedience, compliance, influence and persuasion. By definition, conformity is a change in behavior or belief as a result of real or imagined pressure.