The architect confronts him on the matter asking why

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The architect confronts him on the matter asking why it is possoble for him to believe the staement of woman an eye witness as she is one of ‘them’ as well. The third juror continues this theme exclaiming that it should be obvious to the jury that he lied about having lost the knife. 7.2 The youth as violent by nature Due to a personal experience the third juror is lead to believe that violence in men/ boys the age of the juror is common palce, more particularly violence against a father figure. The third juror makes an admission about his own “ When he was fifteen he hit me in the face. He's big, you know. I haven't seen him in three years. Rotten kid! You work your heart out... ” The violent tussle he had with his son my be the reason why the idea of a boy from a ‘lesser background’ not just hitting but murdering his father seem possible and probable. Not withsandin that juror three’s son was fifteen, much like the defandat was when he started getting into trouble witht the law. Juror seven mention the boy’s history of delinquncy “a t fifteen he was in reform school,he stole a car .” He further added “ he's been arrested for mugging, He was picked up for knife-fighti ng” and finally mentioned I think they said he stabbed somebody in the arm, this is a very fine boy. ” The sale man implies that his youth and past bad behaviour makes it to be expected that he woul perpetuate this behaviour. 7.3 poor as immoral “We're not here to go into the reasons why slums are breeding grounds for criminals.” this was said by the fourth juror, slum are heavily populated informal settlements, the housing is usually sub standard ans lack basic sanitation, slums are synomous with poverty. The juror went on to say “t he children who come out of slum backgrounds are potential menaces to societ y.” From the quoted text it is clear that that juror belives that individuals from poor background are deviant by nature and that the young man in question is no different. Tjis sweeping genaralisation is evidence of the perception amongst american socity in the fifties that the poor are immoral.
24 8. The role of communication and different communication styles As mentioned in an earlier section on group dynamics, a definition given by Homans, states that communication is central characteristic of a group. Communication plays an important role as it is a means of transferring information from one group member to another which aids achieving the group’s goals. More over the use of affective communication methods, which transcends verbal lines as well as include nonverbal prompts and feeds off the reaction of the audience, are imperative during a discussion and negotiation process much like that found in the film.

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