22nd July 2024

Reply To: “12 Angry Men” (Year 2)

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You wrote: “The type of conformity that was surely most prevalent was compliance because the men knew each other for too short to develop any other, at least in my opinion.” You may have a point here, but on the other hand they were serving on the jury for some time – I don’t remember how long the proceedings lasted (maybe it wasn’t mentioned in the film), so they knew one another quite well. Besides, sometimes you want to be part of a group because you’re impressed by the strenght of the leader (even if you don’t know him/her very well) so you act in the same way the group does depite perhaps some doubts (identification) or because you believe the group’s norms and take them as your own (internalisation). I believe that these three types of conformity may be at work here.