12 Angry Men: Influence of SurroundingsA persons surroundings can influence him.
In “12 Angry Men” by ReginaldRose a young mans life is held by twelve men with contrasing views. Eight acaring man, who wishes to talk about why the other jurors think that the boy isguilty, clashes with Three, a sadistic man who would pull the swith himselftoend the boys life. Accroding to Rose, several elements can infulence a jury’sverdict, such as the emotional make-up of individual jurors.Many elements can change a jurors decision. Juror Three, who is convincdthat the boy is guilty, is allied with Four who is eventually convicedEightsshowing of how the two testimonies given by the old woman and old man are lies,votes guilty. Three outraged by this exclames “A guilty man’s gonna be walkingthe streets.
.. he’s got to die! Stay with me.” (23) But Four sees the truth thatEight has brought into th light and still votes guilty. Eight tries to convinceThree how the boy is not guilty beyond reasonable doubt but Three does notlisten adn would rather see the boy die. “For this kid, you bet I’d pull theswitch.”(17) This shows how emotionally unstable Three is. He is a grown manliving in a civilized community and would like to see a boy who he does noteven know die by his own hands Eight does not think highly of Three for what hesays about killing the boy and shouts “your a sadist.
“(17) which is theabsolute truth about Three.The emotional make-up of a juror can change his desicision on wther ornot to let a man live or die. When someone is asked judge someone else, shoudnot you look at al the facts to be sure beyond a shoadow of a doubt that theman who cimmitted the crime is guilty? Yes, a juror should look at all thefacts but some do not, they just judge the person on how that person feels.