12 Angry Men
1. Which characters base their decisions on prejudice?
Juror number 4 based his decision based on the fact that the boy on trial grew up in the slum. Juror number 4 said, “He was born in a slum. The slum is a breeding ground for criminals. I know it and so do you. It’s no secret that children from slum backgrounds are menaces to society.” While Juror number ten just doesn’t like the boy bases on his race. Throughout the entire movie, he referred to the boy as them. 2. Does Juror #8, or any other character, exercise “reverse discrimination? Juror number eight did not exercise reverse discrimination. But juror number 9 did. He favored the old man and made all the other jurors believe that he was just an old man and he just wanted attention. He compared him to himself and convinced the others to give him sympathy. 3. Should this trial have been a hung jury? why/ why not?
In my opinion, I think that this trial should have been a hung jury. I just wasn’t convinced that jurors numbers one, seven and twelve were honest on their vote towards the end. Even juror number seven changed his vote because he said that no one wanted to change their minds sometime during the middle. 4. What are the most persuasive pieces of evidence in favor of the defense? or prosecution? The most persuasive pieces in favor of the defense was that the old man wouldn’t have taken fifteen seconds to get to his front door from his bedroom. Especially because of the stroke he got the year before that caused something to his left leg. Another piece of evidence was that the woman didn’t have her glasses on when she ‘saw’ the murder being committed. While for the prosecution, the most persuasive evidence was that the boy was not able to remember the movies that he saw that night and no one recognize him where he went. 5. Describe the communication style of each juror. Who comes closest to your own style of communication? Juror number one doesn’t really talk...
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