Twelve Angry Men Quotes by Reginald Rose
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12 Angry Men Quotes and Analysis
And now, gentlemen of the jury, I come to my final instruction to you. Murder in the first degree - premeditated homicide - is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. You've listened to the testimony and you've had the law read to you and interpreted as it applies to this case. It now becomes your duty to try and separate the facts from the fancy. One man is dead.
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The first reason is that when all the other jurors voted guilty without even thinking about their decisions, Juror 8 suggested that they talk about it before jumping to conclusions. Even when some of the other jurors got mad and started yelling at him, he stayed calm and tried to work things out in a mature fashion. The second reason is that he convinced Juror 9 to change his vote to not guilty.
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Juror 8 is a dude who cares about justice and is willing to stand up against a crowd to do what he thinks is right. In the beginning, we're not really sure what his deal is, because he starts kind of softly, saying, "There were eleven votes for guilty. It's not so easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first. And, in fact, it doesn't take long before the other jurors start pressing 8 to give a Guilty verdict. They assure him that he'll never change their minds about the guilt of the defendant, but he responds by saying, "I don't want to change your mind. I just want to talk for a while. Look, this boy's been kicked around all his life.