As the guard goes to get the switch knife, Juror Four leads the jury in establishing the facts surrounding the knife. Although the movie deals with issues relating to the process of effective communication this paper will focus of two reasons why they encounter difficulties and how they overcome them. Twelve Angry Men incorporates the five methods for influencing group members. Now, one may include 9th Juror in this, as he does quickly become an advocate for the boy, after hearing a few of 8th Juror's arguments. Juror Three tries to calm Juror Five down, and there is a long silence.
A Cooperative Community Among Divergent Worldviews In the viewing of 12 Angry Men, we get an excellent example of how cooperative communities can be formed among diverse and divergent worldviews. In lieu of all this evidence, eleven members of the jury vote the boy guilty, except for Mr. The twelve men were locked into a small, claustrophobic jury room on an unbearably hot summer day until they came up with a unanimous decision - either guilty or not guilty. As observed within the movie, a variety of evidence-based analysis of the case lead to their decision as observed through the use of verbal and non-verbal communication cues. Seven hopes that they will already be in agreement.
The movie begins with the judge asking the jury to retire in the other room and come up with a decision. The different roles the 12-jury men play in the deliberation of the capital murder case is prominent. Leadership: In the movie 12 Angry Men there were two primary examples of leadership. Saturday Night Live parodied the film in 1984 in a sketch called First Draft Theater. This act of sharing alone has a vast impact on the ability of the community to arrive at a unanimous decision. First, 12 Angry Men and the role of Fonda demonstrate the importance of hearing from other team members despite the your personal level of disagreement. His opinion was easily swayed and he appeared to parrot other jurors.
Want to add some juice to your work? In other words, I feel the need to incorporate the ethical consideration of diversity more than other members of the organization. Board of Education in 1954 and the bus boycott in Montgomery in 1956. Due to the requirements of a unanimous jury, the decision of Fonda forces the other jurors to come together toward a solution. He feels his sense of reality is in question and it threatens him. Some assumed he was guilty because a woman who lived across from the. The film is critical of society and provokes important social issues in the course of action.
His real name is Davis. An 18 year old has been accused of murdering his father and the jury has retired to determine his fate. However, he took his role seriously and facilitates voting. The film illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of group decision-making, group developmental stages, leadership personality and models, social influence tactics and outcomes, and the bases of social power. This paper is looking at those specific examples in the movie and focusing in analysis the reasons why Juror 8 is so much more effective than others in the meeting.
We watch as Fonda imitates the shuffling step of the old man, a stroke victim, to see if he could have gotten to the door in time to see the murderer fleeing. Uncomfortably hot and sweaty, one intent on getting to a ball game, eleven of the twelve jurors had no intention to stop and think about the life contingent on their verdict. Outside, Jurors 8 Davis and 9 McCardle exchange names, and all of the jurors descend the courthouse steps to return to their individual lives. Fonda exhibits this skill as he works, through effective dialogue, to understand the background, needs, and feelings of the other jurors. When these prior biases and prejudices were overcome however, the jury begins to realize the error in their reasoning that finally led them to vote for non-conviction of the boy. These men, jurors, give their opinions and vote guilty or not guilty based on rational and irrational reasons.
In this first act, we see him remain stoic and steadfast in his quest for justice, in the face of much opposition and nastiness, embodying an American ideal. The preliminary vote shows that many of the jurors at this point are not interested in deliberating at length. Henry Fonda Juror 8 entered the trial with an open mind, he managed to convince the others to do the same. During this break, it begins to rain outside. The Guard locks the door behind him as he leaves, with all the jurors settled in their seats. Archived from on January 6, 2009. Even those who think the defendant is guilty can't sit and listen to Begley's prejudice.
Today we are looking at the 1957 movie Twelve Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet and featuring Henry Fonda as Davies. Juror 2 questions the likelihood that the accused, who was almost a foot shorter than his father, could have inflicted the downward stab wound found in the body. Modernizations include not smoking in the jury room, changes in references to pop culture figures and income, references to execution by lethal injection as opposed to the electric chair, more race-related dialogue and profanity. There is a strong rallying against the defendant. He is convinced that the defendant is guilty, though it may not be through the facts of the case.