TWELVE ANGRY MEN
1. Who is the leader at the beginning of the jury deliberations? How does the role of leader evolve in the course of the film?
The leader in the beginning of the deliberation was the high school football coach, juror number one. He tries to keep order in the hostile jury room. The role evolve to the Architect in the course of the film because he was the only odd ball in the room who vote not guilty and he manage to change everyone vote by the end of the film. His successful strategies for leading the group include encouraging equal and inclusive participation and taking time to deliberate slowly.
2. Why do jurors listen to the Architect?
He is the lone dissenter initially but eventually is able to persuade …show more content…
What types of power or influence are being used in the following situations?
a. The Stockbroker tells the Bigot to be silent for the rest of deliberations.
The remaining jurors are intrigued when Juror 11 proves that although the psychiatric test presented in the case stated that the boy had subconscious desires to kill, tests of such do not prove anything other than what could possibly happen. Outraged at how the proceedings have gone, the car wash owner proceeds to go onto a bigoted and narrow-minded rage on why people from the slums can’t be trusted, and as he speaks, the stockbroker responds, "Sit down. And don't open your filthy mouth again." This is a coercive power, where the person is leads by threats and force.
b. The Man with the Slum Childhood demonstrates for the jurors how a knife is wielded in a street fight.
The man with the Slum childhood had a very good understanding of the street and how a wielded knife fight occur so that made him an expert power. Which also the reason why they came to the understanding that the boy could not possibly stable the father. The person who stable the father did not know how to hold the knife.
c. Toward the end of the deliberations, the Architect focuses the majority’s attention on the few remaining jurors who are holding out for a guilty