18th May 2024

Reply To: “12 Angry Men” (Year 2)

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My impression of the court drama varied throughout the film. At first I was dissapointed and mad, that 11 men of the jury found the boy guilty without giving it more thought. As the man who voted the suspect not guilty started to show that the evidence could be undermined, and the men slowly realised that too I was fairly content. As the last man admitted that the boy is not guilty I was filled with hope that people would be judged based on facts and evidence, not through the prism of their nationality or social status.
If I were sure that I am right and others wrong, I think I would at least try to explain my point of view to them and hope that it would make them reflect on the case more thorougly. I am sure that I would not be as persistent as the character played by Henry Fonda, because I usually am not that confident among strangers.