18th May 2024

Reply To: “12 Angry Men” (Year 2)

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Hi Olga! That’s an interesting question! I was a bit confused too, but now I think that this last jury felt like a failed father. I think he had some communication problems with his son. And because of some similarity he started perceiving his own son in that accused man. That’s why he become emotionally involved in that cause. Maybe because of this parental debacle he hated his son a little bit. And being the last “guilt” man he felt surrounded so he expressed his frustration by tearing up photograph of his son. I still don’t understand it completly, because I think I would never tear up a photo of a person I love. But still – maybe this was his way to relieve tension. I also think that when he said “innocent” he thought of his son – that despite anything he would always protect his son from anything unfortunate.