Twelve Angry Men is a very interesting film about the jurors' deliberations on a case that seems at first a no brainner. But in reality it proves to be a more complex case. As the evidence is brought up to question by the jurors themselves. The complexity of this case grew as the films went on. Then came the hard part, making the decision, guilty or not guilty. Especially when you have jurors that are over shadowed by prejudice that influence their decision. It is only when prejudice is set aside that the jurors' are able to make a more logical decision on the case.
It is very obvious that most of the battle that juror #8 fought was the prejudices of the other jurors. Instead of a verdict being based on the facts and logic everyone just went with majority rule and did not think of the consequences of what might happen to the boy, which was life in prison or death. These issues are handled and challenged by Juror #8, instead of going along with the crowd and accepting the evidence as it was presented, he challenged everything. Since the boy was to be executed if found guilty his life was now in the hands of the jury and juror #8 reasoned that the least they could do was to talk abou... Continue Reading