His idea of encouraging the longshoremen to tell the truth and leave behind the ‘D and D’ concept had great effects, most visibly on Terry. Father Barry provides terry with several ways of redeeming himself, one of these being the ideal and legal approach. A scene in which Father Barry’s ethical encouragement is shown is in the close up shot of Father Barry talking to Terry in Friendly’s bar after Charlie had been murdered. Father Barry states “You want to be brave? Fight him in the courtroom tomorrow with the truth”.
Jake builds a bridge with the audience towards the end when he starts to get emotional and cry. That shows the viewers that he is not only professionally involved with the trial but also very emotionally involved as well. Finally, the closing argument, most importantly, uses Ethos. It uses a fair, open-minded, honest, and well-informed opinion about the subject matter. Now here is a white male, defending a black father who killed two white men after raping his 7
The black and white film “On the Waterfront” directed by Elia Kazan shows the importance of standing up for what you believe in; even if there are consequences. Terry Malloy goes from caring about how he looks to his mob friends to being a man who does not back away from his morals. He tells the court that Mr. Friendly and his friends were the ones who killed Joey Doyle and then does not back down when the mob leader tried to intimidate him. However the coward, Johnny Friendly got the better deal in the fight when he called his ‘henchmen’ to attack Terry, but somehow the hero of the film gets to his feet and leads the longshoremen into the factory.
Describe at least one important conflict in the text(s) One important conflict in the drama script 12 angry men by Reginald Rose was between Juror number 3 and Juror number 8. Their contrasting personalities and different beliefs caused conflict between them throughout the entire play. From the beginning of the drama script and throughout the play Juror number 8 was portrayed to us as the ‘perfect juror’ being fair, objective and strong minded. He was the only juror willing to rifle through the evidence to try and figure out whether the defendant in question was guilty or not. Number 8 was the only juror who voted not guilty in the first vote causing conflict amongst the other jurors.
As they deliberate they are weighing the facts to ensure that they come up with a unanimous decision. The film is a very compelling and provocative one as it examines the jurors personal prejudices, perceptual biases, indifferences, ignorance and fears, that was a contributing factor in their decision making process causing them to ignore the real issues in the case, consequently eleven of the jurors voted for conviction. Fortunately, there was one brave juror who voted not guilty at the start of the deliberation because of his reasonable doubt. He was very persistent and persuasive in forcing the other jurors to slowly reconsider and review the case and eyewitness testimonies against the defendant. As a result of this there were heated discussions, the formation of alliances, the frequent re-evaluation and changing of opinions, votes and the revelation of personal experiences, insults and outburst in the juror room.
In our textbook, the process in which a group selects a leader is through process of elimination. In the movie “12 Angry Men” the emergence of a leader somewhat follows along that line. The movie begins with all of the jury minus one agreeing that the defendant was guilty of murdering his father. Juror #8 (Henry Fonda) who voted against the other eleven jurors believed that there was enough reasonable doubt to question the case. With him being the only one who disagreed I believed it was to be assumed that he would be the one to emerge as the leader.
Another cause of process loss seen in the movie was the failure to share relevant information. For the opening stage of deliberations Mr. Davis says nothing of the doubts and theories he has on why the boy is innocent; the other jurors share the information that leads them to believe he is guilty and all come to the conclusion that he should be convicted. A very important aspect of group interactions closely related to process loss is groupthink. It is actually a cause of process loss where the cohesiveness of the group becomes more important to its members than actually considering the facts. This is incredibly applicable to the characters in the film because the very conditions that lead to groupthink are those that characterize a jury; the group must be cohesive,
They must unanimously agree on the innocence or guilt of one boy accused of patricide. In itself, the task is hard, but once prejudice, bias, and pride (all of which form part of the human psyche) are added into the mix, the task becomes infinitely harder. One juror takes it upon himself to peel away the layers of confusion surrounding the trial, while unwittingly peeling back the layers behind each juror and exposing the true motivation beneath. Perhaps one of the most common and instinctive kinds of prejudice is racial/ethnic discrimination. It is understandable from a purely psychological point of view to be wary of “outsiders” (people who don’t look like you), but it is entirely detestable in the eyes of modern society.
The play Twelve Angry Men was about a jury system trying to debate about a tough topic, that could’ve affected a boy’s life forever. Some of the jurors were very fair, and others just wanted to get out of the court room fast. Juror four represented the best of our American justice system because he was intelligent, fair, and concerned with facts. To be intelligent, you must be able to balance logic and intuition. It is the ability to apply knowledge, have creativity, and to able to comprehend general ideas.
(Richards, 135) The Constable asserts pressure on Sydney, an innocent man who he sees as his enemy, in an effort to make him a criminal; a man who would assault an officer of the law. Morris holds all the cards and sees himself as a "real man" who others cannot "measure up" to. He uses his title and aggressive nature in an attempt to impress Elly. When Morris realizes she will never leave Sydney for him, his bullying behaviour only worsens. Constable Morris understands that