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Kevin George Law at the Movies Professor Stanley Fish September 3, 2019 12 Angry Men (1957) Analysis Question: One of the jurors is a broker who sits there barely moving and who is accused of (correctly) of not ever sweating. At one moment, however, he sweats. What’s that moment? The juror who is a broker (“Juror 4) is correctly accused of never sweating. At one moment, however, he sweats. To understand the importance of this scene, one must understand Juror 4’s character. Juror 4 is portrayed as intelligent and he relies on the arguments presented by the prosecution during the case for his guilty vote. The other jurors who voted guilty joined his side and worked off many of the facts he presented. As the movie progresses, many of the jurors who voted guilty change their stance. However, Juror 4 remains adamant to his position. Meanwhile, the heat in the jury room becomes increasingly intense as the day goes on. The men sweat more profusely, yet Juror 4 remains dry. As each man removes his jacket and outer layers

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