The group decides to vote immediately to see where they stand. Representative of this notion is the 8th Juror who is willing to acknowledge alternative views or interpretations. All jury members are older white gentleman with strong personalities. His defenses start to crumble as his unconscious emotions become visible to him. The 12 men are lead to the jury room where they will stay locked 12 Angry Men For the purpose of this paper I will be using a movie based on a teen male who is on trial for the murder of his father in 1957. A personal favorite simply because it was able to keep me entertained while doing so little.
A jury of twelve men are locked in the deliberation room to decide the fate of the young boy. As he speaks, several of the other jurors rise and walk to the window, turning their backs on him. Eleven closes the window, but Seven wants it open. Even before the deliberation talks begin it is apparent most of the men are certain the boy is guilty. Eventually, he finds himself the only one maintaining a vote of guilty.
The broken relationship with his son preoccupies his thoughts at several times throughout the movie; he is found staring at the picture. He has his opinion and loves to share it. Then as they continue to discuss the details, 8 juror and other jurors find more and more contradictions towards all the testimonies; through the disputation, each juror reveals their own mind obstacles and conquers their own prejudice. Jurors 3 and 10 were so prejudiced that their attitudes would have quickly eliminated them from being selected during jury review. The information contained in the unconscious area is unrecognized, it is often the most difficult to overcome. The defendant has a weak alibi.
Throughout the movie, Henry uses various styles of leadership in which I will discuss further in the following section. It is the size of the unconscious area that will differ more among the men. As more and more jurors conquer their own prejudices, they finally come to the agreement of the existence of reasonable doubt. Everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt, especially when quick judgments could lead to someone's death. The Twelve jurors are given the job, by the judge, of deciding whether a teenage boy is innocent or guilty of killing his father.
The jurors discuss the switch knife, the murder weapon, and ask to have it brought in because it is distinctive in appearance. An excellent character-study that should be studied and embraced by all present and future film-makers. In addition, a shopkeeper identified the murder weapon as identical to an unusual and ornately carved knife he had sold the boy shortly before the murder. Each character represents the different characters in society and its deeply-rooted flaws. Juror 8 was able to effectively communicate with the men to think of other scenarios that prove the defendant not-guilty through democratic styled leadership. Two and Five change their votes back to guilty.
We enter a courthouse and see twelve men sitting in a jury box. Fortunately an old man besides him chooses to suppose him. The premise is the trial of a frightened, teenaged defendant accused of stabbing and killing his father. The stab wound appears to have been made downward from above, as if the attacker was taller than the victim. The play is set in a New York City Court of Law jury room in 1957. Very often we get involved in Twelve Angry Men This play is about twelve jurors who are to decide the verdict of a 19 year old boy who is accused of killing his father.
Board of Education decision passed in 1954 and the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1956. They don't know what the truth is. Then 8 walks off with a big smile on his face, feeling proud for having saved the life of an innocent young man. A young man is accused of stabbing his father to death. In doing so, he realizes the power of his emotions which forces him to step back and take a look at what he really feels.
Their words not only show their thoughts but their attitude to the boy and the whole case. We see why people make the decisions that they do and what in their life drives them to make certain judgments. Twelve Angry Men depicts different types of leadership, communication, and group dynamics. Why would a young man kill his beloved father with a switchblade knife? Later on, when he does decide to change his mind to not. He tries hard to keep the peace within the group. The judge informs them that if the man is found guilty, he will be sentenced to the death penalty.