Twelve Angry Men

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ is a naturalistic play, written by Reginald Rose who shows that conflict can impact on all people, and its factors are what make the issue of prejudice, justice and the case of personal experience. Prejudice is one of many factors that contribute on conflict, how it is gone about, and the way it prevents people from acting towards others. Along with the inhabitants of prejudice, justice and personal experience are also major factors which are involved in the outcome of conflict. Throughout the play, a main focus which Rose explores is prejudice, and the way he links it to a major factor of conflict. While Rose showcases the effect of prejudice and its impact on conflict, he endures using his jury, the major influence personal experience has on people, and each other, making the decision from come personally. The play, being set in the 1950’s America, impacts on all the textual concerns that Rose presents. For instance, all the racial tension which created the rift in the 1950’s between different groups of people supported the significance of the play. Personal pressure is a factor which affects conflict, with its power and conformity it can impact on how others think and how they view the whole situation. However, personal experience is also a factor which impacts on every conflict, and from what the person has experienced from their own past, it can change the way that person views the other. Prejudice is a major issue which plays a huge role in the conflict of Twelve Angry Men, where Rose has this factor impacting on the play as a whole. The conflict in twelve Angry Men is one which explores the limits of racism, “one of them”, and displays many prejudice acts that meet the measures of life in 1950s America. Rose had the involvement of the jury, and the case its self, as an illustration of prejudiced actions and forms of personal behaviours
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