He later made two very incisive points, about the old man witness maybe seeing the trial as an opportunity to have people pay attention to him, and later when he noted that the … lady witness had indentations on the sides of her nose indicative of glasses. If I saw a man coming into my house, a man that hated me, and if he was wiping the doorknob with a handkerchief as he came in, it would give me an uneasy feeling. Also, identify the group dynamics of the jury members The Pros and Cons of a Jury Pros of a jury system are that it allows a fair trial because jurors are randomly picked and come from many ways of life therefore each person can look at the situation in a different way. He states that if all others are still agreed, he will acquiesce to their decision. It kicks into overdrive as the debate rages on. The worst part was, the young man was only nineteen, and his life was just starting. The play was about a young man on trial for the murder of his father.
Juror 5: A frightened young man, Juror 5 takes his obligations in this case very seriously but finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor. Juror 8 stands with his convictions, and insist that while the young man is probably guilty, he wants to be sure that they really examine all the evidence to ensure that he is guilty without a reasonably doubt. Was a football coach in his early years, and his team lost the championship game. The defendant doesn't even have to open his mouth. The men agree on taking a preliminary vote, the end total was eleven guilty and one not guilty. He votes guilty several times, but in act 3 he switches his vote, along with two others, to make the total nine to three for acquittal.
His contribution to the deliberations comes when they are discussing how long the killer would have taken to get downstairs. He based his guilty verdict on the logical information provided in the court room. However, his pride in his memory is shaken when, under questioning from Juror Eight, he discovers that he cannot accurately recall the title of one of the movies he saw only a few days ago, nor can he remember the names of the actors. How can this characteristic of ideas be utilized to benefit society. In the end, this revelation changed the votes of the rest of the jurors. He was the first to support Juror Number 8. Every person brings a different opinion and a different backstory to the jury table.
He is in charge of keeping things smooth and keeping order within the jury. I think the guy's guilty. The lighting, the rainstorm, the general ambiance were an impressive backdrop for this impressive cast of characters. When Juror Number Five and Juror Number Ten get upset with one another, the foreman calms them down by saying, 'There's nothing personal. The foreman in 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose is a man that does not have natural leadership abilities, but plays a role that requires him to maintain control during a highly intense situation. Increasingly impatient, Juror 7 changes his vote to hasten the deliberation, which earns him the ire of other jurors especially 11 for voting frivolously; still he insists, unconvincingly, that he actually thinks the defendant is not guilty.
Also in the film version, he questions whether the son would have returned to his father's house at three o'clock in the morning if he had been the murderer. His only concern is that the deliberations should be over quickly, so that he does not miss the Broad-way show he has tickets for. Leadership Have you ever been asked to be a leader in a situation that you were not sure you could handle? Scott plays him, he wastes no time in chewing the already-limited scenery. Jury 1 said that broke he heart, after he told that story he had a change of heart and voted not guilty. It has no flashbacks, narration, or subtitles.
He finally loses his temper and tears up a photograph of him and his son. He is also a bigot. A reader may think that this somehow takes away from the characters' personalities or the audience's ability to relate to them. We see different views, different opinions of men such as altruism, egoism, good and evil. Lumet stated that his intention in using these techniques with cinematographer was to create a nearly palpable. Heated discussions, the formation of alliances, the frequent re-evaluation and changing of opinions, votes and certainties, and the revelation of personal experiences, insults and outbursts fill the jury room.
The boy was declared not guilty, but neither the play nor the movie tells us whether they saved an innocent man from death or whether they let a guilty man walk free. Equality seems to spur the pursuit of justice, while raising the ever perplexing question of: what is justice. Having argued several points, Juror 8 requests another vote, this time by secret ballot. He is a football coach and he tells the story on how this really talented player lost the last game of the season and how when he lost the game he just stared into to space. In the 1997 movie, the playwright made the characters more culturally diverse and casted Ossie Davis, an African American actor and activist, into the role of Juror Two. While equality is the minimum that a person deserves, the scenario that Rose illustrates in Twelve Angry Men shows that sometimes people do not receive that minimum. Cobb, and Ed Begley, even the guy from The Odd Couple was in the movie.
All three categories lost to David Lean's Oscar-sweeping, extravagant epic film. Juror Eleven Juror Eleven is an immigrant from Europe, a refugee from persecution. Through dedication, curiosity, and the pursuit for the truth he is able to persuade a group of twelve to second guess even themselves. At the , the film won the Award. For a few moments after it becomes apparent that he stands alone, he sticks to his guns, saying there will be a hung jury, but he finally gives in to the pressure and votes not guilty. The play 12 Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, introduces to the audience twelve members of a jury made up of contrasting men from various backgrounds.