12 Angry Men - not guilty beyond n reasonable doubt but...

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A persons surroundings can influence him. In "12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose a young mans a life is held by twelve men with contrasing views. Eight a caring man, who wishes to talk about why the t other jurors think that the boy is guilty, clashes with Three, a sadistic man who would pull the swith w himselfto end the boys life. Accroding to Rose, several elements can infulence a jury's verdict, such as the j emotional make-up of individual jurors. e Many elements can change a jurors decision. Juror Three, who is convincd that the boy is guilty, t is allied with Four who is eventually convicedEights showing of how the two testimonies given by the old t woman and old man are lies, votes guilty. Three outraged by this exclames "A guilty man's gonna be m walking the streets. .. he's got to die! Stay with me." (23) But Four sees the truth that Eight has brought t into th light and still votes guilty. Eight tries to convince Three how the boy is
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Unformatted text preview: not guilty beyond n reasonable doubt but Three does not listen adn would rather see the boy die. "For this kid, you bet I'd pull t the switch."(17) This shows how emotionally unstable Three is. He is a grown man living in a civilized l community and would like to see a boy who he does not even know die by his own hands Eight does not h think highly of Three for what he says about killing the boy and shouts "your a sadist."(17) which is the s absolute truth about Three. a The emotional make-up of a juror can change his desicision on wther or not to let a man live or l die. When someone is asked judge someone else, shoud not you look at al the facts to be sure beyond a t shoadow of a doubt that the man who cimmitted the crime is guilty? Yes, a juror should look at all the s facts but some do not, they just judge the person on how that person feels....
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2010 for the course LAW non taught by Professor Non during the Spring '10 term at Alfred State College.

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