12 Angry Men Essay, Research Paper
Twelve Angry Men
The play ?Twelve Angry Men?, By Reginald Rose, is a play about 12 jurors that in an uncomfortable room have to discuss a life and death case about a boy that is accused or killing his father. the jurors do not really know eachother to talk to and wish they were anywhere but in that jury room. Every juror has a different emotional pattern that makes the play interesting. In my opinion there were 3 main jurors in the jury room: Juror 8, Juror 3 and Juror 9. Juror 8 is
important because he is smart, brave, and fair. Juror 3 was important because he was the antagonist, he was mean, and he was intolerant. Juror 9 was important because he wasn?t afraid of confronting other jurors.
Juror 8 was a very important juror, he was the protagonist. He was the one that proved the truth.
Juror 8 was very smart, he bought a knife similar to the one used in the crime to prove that is
easy to get an identical knife, and he proved that it was impossible for the old man to make it to
the scene of the crime in 15 seconds like he testified. Juror 8 was also brave. He was the only
one that voted not guilty in the first vote and he standed for what he believed in and confronted
everybody. In addition, Juror 8 was also fair. He said ?It?s not easy for me to raise my hand and
send a boy off to die with out talking about it first? when he was the only one that voted not
guilty in the first vote. He also listened to everyone?s opinions and never insulted anyone.
Juror 3 was also a very important juror in the jury room. Juror 3 was the antagonist. He was the
main enemy of Juror 8 and he was trying to keep people from believing that the boy was not
guilty. Juror 3 was also mean. He wanted everyone to think the way he did, and lost his temper
whenever they didn?t. In addition, Juror 3 was also intolerant. He didn?t want to listen to
anybody?s opinions and in the discussion that he had with Juror 8 on page 147 in the book, it
seemed that he personally wanted the kid to die.
Another very important juror in the jury room was Juror 9. Juror 9 was a fair man. He voted not
guilty because he had a reasonable doubt in his mind and he listened to everyone?s opinions,
Juror 9 was also smart. He made a reasonable doubt by saying that the old man might of lied to
get attention because he noticed that he was a quiet, frightened, insignificant man who has
probably never been nothing all his life. He also remembered that the woman in the train had
bifocals, and that she never took them off. that made a reasonable doubt on everyone?s mind
because it would of been very hard for the woman in the train to see the crime because she
testified that she saw the boy kill hi father while she was trying to sleep and no one sleeps with
their glasses on. In addition, he wasn?t afraid to confront other jurors . He was the first one to
support Juror 8 and he didn?t care what others said and when he made some points, such as the
old man and the bifocals, he didn?t care what others said.
In conclusion, Juror 8 is important because he is smart, brave and fair. Juror 8 was the main
reason why the truth was proven, that?s why he is the protagonist, he standed for what he
believed in until the truth was proven. Juror 3 was the antagonist. He was mean and intolerant. I
think the main reason why he was so mean and intolerant is because his son wasn?t a good son
and that made him have a bad image of young kids, that?s why he voted guilty, because in a way
he thought that the accused was like his son. Juror 9 was fair, smart, and he wasn?t afraid of
confronting other jurors.
Twelve angry men, by Reginald Rose