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  1. Introduction
  2. The men of the jury
  3. Ignorance and bias nature of the jury
  4. The jurors used fallacious reasons to defend there stance of a guilty verdict
  5. Conclusion
  6. Works cited

The movie 12 Angry Men systematically altered the views of the jurors by eliminating the bias, ignorance, and fallacies. Many of these men held predetermined points of view in which there minds were made up before analyzing the defendant. Through the process of reviewing factual information and determining its substance the jurors were gradually opening to what really happened. The ideal of reasonable doubt was brought to the forefront of the deliberations. Through discussions of the events that took place during the time of the murder the suspicion of the actual truth became evident to many of the jurors. As the jury analyzed the murder case the separation of closed minded jurors and critical thinkers became clear.

[...] Juror got angry when the jury started to turn in the favor of not guilty, he proclaimed ?suddenly you start gettin' through to some of these old ladies . well, you're not getting through to me, I've had enough! WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU GUYS? You all know he's guilty. He's got to burn! You're letting him slip through our fingers.? Juror obviously doesn't want to admit his he's might be wrong due to his ignorant and bias nature. As the film progressed and the murder discussion went on the men began to open there minds. [...]


[...] 12 Angry Men: Analyzing the Jurors The movie 12 Angry Men systematically altered the views of the jurors by eliminating the bias, ignorance, and fallacies. Many of these men held predetermined points of view in which there minds were made up before analyzing the defendant. Through the process of reviewing factual information and determining its substance the jurors were gradually opening to what really happened. The ideal of reasonable doubt was brought to the forefront of the deliberations. Through discussions of the events that took place during the time of the murder the suspicion of the actual truth became evident to many of the jurors. [...]

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