The movie “12 Angry Men” was about a group of 12 jurors deciding whether the defendant was guilty or not. The case looks like an open and shut thanks to the evidence that was presented in court. During the trial, all the evidence pointed to the defendant being guilty for the crime of murder. The defendant’s supposed murder weapon was found at the scene of the crime. There were witnesses that place him at the scene of the crime. His lack of memory of the movie was also introduce as evidence. When all of these evidence was presented, it made the defendant look guilty. It was up to the jury to decide his fate.
When the jury first gather, all but one agree he was guilty. They all thought that the defendant was guilty base on their own background. Henry Fonda played the part of jury number nine who help to change the guilty votes to not guilty. His character pays close attention to the details presented at the trial. This skill of paying close attention to detail helps turns the vote of his fellow jurors. Jury number nine was soft spoken and a deep thinker.
The last juror to change his vote was number three. This juror base his vote on the feelings he had about his son. Because of his son’s action to him, he blame everything on the defendant. He believes that a young man should be able to stand up for themselves. With this belief, he was tough on his son as a child. He thought what he was doing was right until his son turn against him when he got older.
These 12 men who decide the fate of the defendant all came from different backgrounds. They all had different views of the evidence that was presented at the trial. Because of their different background, they were able to bring their special skills to help fill in the gaps that was left out at the trial. In the end, Henry Fonda was able to prove to his fellow jurors that the defendant was not guilty.