Patricia A. Eck
Response to “Nine Ten”
In reaction to the one act play “Nine Ten” written by Warren Leight. The research I have done and the evidence found in the play proves that this was written about the day before the events of nine eleven in two thousand and one. This play is about jurors complaining of how bad things were when they were called for jury duty and how a couple characters were going to try to get out of jury duty. At the end, a Court Officer won’t listen to their excuses and makes a statement ending the play. What my reaction to the significance of the statement is that, it was kind of ironic because of what happened the day after, and how the jurors thought that things were bad. The Court Officer said that in two to three days that they could go back to their normal lives not knowing about what was going to happen the next day. I think that it taught the jurors that being called for jury duty isn’t bad and it is a simple way of serving their country. Also in context, it would show the assumption that the jurors would be oblivious to the nine eleven events. And that after that day their lives would be changed forever and they would not be able to go back to their normal lives again.
After reading the Court Officers final statement again, I realized that it was talking about the day before the terrorist attacks on the United States of America. My impression of the jurors before I found out the date is that, the simple task of serving their country was like a burden to them and that they couldn’t bother to do this because it was ruining their day or daily routines. After I found out newly gained information and realized the date, my attitude changed from neutral to being negative towards the actions and thoughts of the jurors. My impression of the jurors changed from their attitudes as being strict and selfish to them being unknowing and uncivilized. The juror’s attitudes changed to being unknowing and uncivilized because each...
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