Twelve Angry Men
The play “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose’s is generally about 12 Juror’s figuring out whether or not the defendant murdered his father or not. The boy claims to have not committed the murder, but any sane person would vote against this boy with a back round of his. The murder weapon is a switch blade with a “rare” design on it that the son recently purchased. This murder scene seems quite obvious, but after going over this murder scene various times the jurors come up with there conclusion.
The first piece of evidence brought up in this play was the switch blade knife, which the jurors found out the defendant is a knife collector. Not only does the defendant collect knives, he purchased the exact knife just a few days before the incident. He claimed to have lost this knife but it seems quite logical for someone to lie about something so tragic. Even if the defendant wasn’t lying about losing the knife, the person who killed his father obviously wanted the police to believe that the boy committed first degree murder. Although the rare knife was found, it doesn’t exactly mean it belongs to the boy. As a matter of fact, juror 8 purchased the exact knife from a small pawn shop around the corner from the murder scene.
The next piece of evidence in this play was the old man who claims to have heard the murder scene and noticed the boy running away. Through out the play the jurors use this information and believe it to be true. Once the jurors tested the old mans word, they come to believe that the old man couldn’t have possibly gotten to the door fast enough to see the boy running from the scene. This new information about the old man lead the jurors to believe that he might not have actually heard the boy kill his father, but he believed he did. A man like this hasn’t been recognized for years, this could have been just a good way to get his name out there. Or who knows, the boy wasn’t exactly the nicest boy to have around, he could have...