TWELVE ANGRY MEN ESSAY
Whenever you are put into a situation where you have to make a decision, your opinion blinds you from the truth; or as Henry Fonda-from Twelve Angry Men-said, “And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth.” This quote is valid because there are characters in Twelve Angry Men who let their prejudice control their decision to unfairly judge the defendant.
Juror three helps prove the quote to be true because he is prejudice against young men who think they are tough. For example, “It’s the kids. The \way they are you know? They don’t listen…I hate tough kids!” Juror three hates tough kids because his son became tough and retaliated against him. This is an example of the literary element conflict. Juror three has an internal conflict with himself because he’s mad at his son for what he did but still loves him.
Juror seven also helps prove the quote to be true because he is prejudice against immigrants such as Juror eleven. For example, “What do you mean, I don’t understand it? Who do you think you are to talk to me like that?...he’s telling us how to run the show.” Juror seven is prejudice against immigrants because Juror eleven always corrects him but Juror seven feels that Juror eleven shouldn’t correct him because he is from America and was born here but, Juror eleven was born in another country. Juror seven has an external conflict because Juror eleven is an immigrant.
Juror ten helps prove the quote to be true too because he is prejudice against people from the slums. For example, “…How can you believe this kid is innocent? Look, you know those people lie…” Juror ten is prejudice against people from the slums because he says that they’re no good liars, they fight and kill, and they’re drunks. Juror ten is characterized as a racist because through his comments and actions during the play, it is clear to see his racism towards people from the slums. His prejudice controls his decision to...
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