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12 Angry Men Essay

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English 514 Adam Moss Twelve Angry Men In order to prove the doubt of a murder, of course there will have to be more than one point.In the play Twelve Angry men I had my doubts believing this boy's guilt for the next three main reasons that juror 8 has rooted out.In this play there was many testimonies, none supplied more evidence towards the kids guilt than the old man's.The old man swore under oath that he had heard the boy scream " I'm gonna kill you ", then he heard the body fall. He ran to the door just in time to see the boy scampering down the stairs. Juror 8 then cuts down the old man's testimony. The juror than points out that the old man is actually really old and need the help of 2 canes to walk.' Who walks with a pair of canes to get to thew front door in 15 seconds. In reality theirs no way that he could have got there that fast. " 39 seconds, 39 ". He also claims that he heard the boy yell and ...view middle of the document...

In this play Twelve angry men juror eight proves another point flowing towards the doubt of the boy due to his Intelligence. " The kid is dumb enough to associate himself with a switch knife, in a switch knife murder '. Juror eight believes that the boy is smarter than people believe him to be. Here is a quote to prove it . ' After the murder he becomes smart, smart enough to make a wound that would suspect someone else ". Here juror eight tells two very good examples of the shaky intelligence." For the kid to be guilty he must be stupid, then smart then stupid and then smart again and so on." juror eight convinces some other jurors with his closing speech on his intelligence theory. This helped convince me that no one could make a mistake so big that it looked like it was done deliberately.Coming to the end of the play juror eight has convinced several others that there was indeed a doubt, yet there were others that were still not convinced. The last factor which juror eight brings up. " The women that testified that she saw the killing wore glasses. After a convincing speech by juror four, juror eight brings up his final and most effective point. " I think it's possible to say that she was not wearing her glasses in bed?" Does this not point doubt towards the unreliable testimony?. " Of course the women wore bifocals"." She testified that the murder happened the instant she looked out the window, the lights went out a split second later." This proves that she could not have been wearing her glasses and it would have been too blurry to point a finger at the killer. This closing remark convinced all the other jurors to vote not guilty. Thus making juror three feeling shame.In conclusion the courage of juror eight to think out the crime before sending a kid to his resting place, eventually led to the boy's life being saved and proved by a huge majority that there was indeed doubt in the murder.Twelve angrv men was a well written play that was interesting and twisting, its the kind of play you dont want to put down. I enjoy these types of stories and this would be one of the best ones.

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