Fiction versus Reality
In order to distinguish fiction and reality courtroom drama a person should know the true
meaning of law. Law: a system of rules, enforced through a set of institutions, used as an
instrument to underpin civil obedience, politics, economics and society (Wikipedia.org, 2008).
These laws are set forth to be the mediator to people relationships. These laws consist of a vast
amount of separate disciplines (international law, constitution law, contract law, etc.). Therefore,
through the legal system rights and responsibilities will be conveyed in a vast amount of ways.
These ways will aid in providing services, implement and enforce laws to the public, government
etc. The question now remains how fiction versus reality courtroom is different than the other.
The words “law” and “popular” culture would not have been spoken one hundred years ago by
people. The vast range between the two elements are simply too broad. However, there are
several interpretations as well as portrayals of law being displayed of lawyers, law, legal system
and/or courtrooms. These interpretations of the entities above are being displayed through books,
movies as well as television (T.V.). Through the above interpretation, a profoundly assumption is
being made first without the knowledge of what actually takes place in reality courtrooms. These
assumptions are being made without even serving as a juror, defendant, witness etc. of the
courtroom. The mass amounts of fictional interpretation of the courtroom found on T.V., in
movies and books are written by popular writers of courtroom drama. Dick Wolfe and John
Grisham are two individuals who write drama of what transpire within courtrooms such as: Law
and Order, The Practice, The Summons, The Firm, Boston Legal etc. Here it will be discussed
the fictional portrayal of the courtroom generally based on the representation and/or