12 Angry Men Jury Duty

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Twelve angry men by Reginald rose was set during the 1950’s. His play represented the prejudice of society through the jury duty process of a criminal trial. Jury duty was seen as an irrelevant part of justice and Rose depicted this by having his characters play ‘tic tac toe’. He represented the civil rights movement and a change of attitudes through Juror 4 and Juror 10 when Juror 10 is shunned for his derogatory remarks, and finished the play by promoting responsible deliberations and acting out evidence. The behaviours and stage direction illustrate the process of jury duty becoming a necessary part of justice. Rose initially depicted jury duty as an irrelevant part of the justice system through the behaviours of jurors acted out in

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