He continued to think this until the jury voted the first time and saw that one of the jurors thought that the boy was innocent. The play is interwoven with dynamic characterisation, striking symbolism and intense moments of drama. The only thing he added to the evidence was his theory on the knife; which did little but confuse the rest of the jurors. Antagonist Character Role Analysis Juror 3 You might think that Juror 10 should be the antagonist of this movie, since he's a total racist who has no interest in justice or morals. The defendant doesn't even have to open his mouth.
Yet of those who are convinced that the boy on trial is guilty, all change their vote except one. If you want to be stubborn and hang this jury, he'll be tried again and found guilty, sure as he's born. Juror Four still insists that the boy is guilty. I want to hear more. Many times it may be difficult for a jury to come to such a significant conclusion. Juror Four changes his vote, so it is seven to five against declaring a hung jury. Juror Three demonstrates on Juror Eight how it could be done, crouching down to approximate the boy's height and then raising the knife and making a downward stabbing motion.
Going into the trial, O. He struggles as Eight watches calmly. I've lived among 'em all my life. The jurors listened to all the evidence, then came the hard part, making the decision: guilty, or innocent. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
It was nominated for in the categories of , , and. Eight closes knife and puts it away. Notably, he isn't shown speaking and chattering excitedly like most of the jurors, hinting that the majority sentiment won't go through as easily as previously thought. The prosecutors have several eye witness testimonies, and all of the evidence that they could need to convict the 18 year old male. Setting: The play takes place in a hot, stuffy jury room there is no air-conditioning in New York during the 1950s.
He wears glasses and seems to handle himself with a very serious air. Juror Nine suggests that the old man may have convinced himself that he heard the words because he has never had any recognition from anyone and has a strong need for attention. Juror 8 accuses him of being a public avenger. In the beginning of Act I everyone voted guilty except the eighth juror so everyone was now looking at him in curiosity as to why he voted not guilty. This is no trivial decision; all jurors understand that a guilty verdict is an automatic death sentence for the defendant.
Act 3 The jurors take another vote, this time an open one, which is evenly split, six to six. Maybe you can still smell it on me. The rest of the jury then begins to persuade the architect that the accused is actually guilty. Each of these concepts play a role endorsing, or emphasizing the other. When 3 tells the story of how his own son slugged him in the face and then disappeared from his life, we can tell that 3 has a bit of a personal vendetta to carry out against a kid who's on trial for murder. Twelve jurors, men of different classes with various backgrounds, file in to the jury room given the incredible responsibility of deciding whether there is reasonable doubt whether the accused boy committed the murder. Although Juror 4 initially votes guilty, he is able to admit his fault and change his vote.
The boy had a motive for the killing, you know, the beating ad all. He heard the son yell at the father that he was going to kill him. However, the legal drama genre shift between the Post-Classical and Post-Modernist eras as seen in the two films from a character-driven genre to an expository-character genre is attributed to the paranoia brought on by forces such as McCarthyism in. 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. I believe that the jury reached the right verdict because the witnesses were disproven along with all of the evidence.
It would not be possible for a man so much shorter than the victim to have used a switchblade at the angle that created the fatal wound. And I'm saying it's not possible. Grand jury, Henry Fonda, Jury 927 Words 3 Pages In 12 Angry Men the movie it can be observed the different methods of influence that a person uses to impact the behaviors of others. The success of the television production resulted in a film adaptation. Its up to you, there is no way to be wrong in an interpretation so just go with whatever you think it is, or use one of the interpretations i provided. He's lucky he got it. His fate now lies in the hands of 12 jurors, each with his own determination to solve the case and reveal the truth.