Day 4

12 Angry Men Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does the 7th Juror behave as he does? Why does he change his mind?

    He's been quite forceful in supporting a guilty verdict, and so he may be embarrassed to change his mind and needs to couch it in impatience. However, looking over the course of the play, the 7th Juror has never seemed to have a passionate opinion on the question of guilt or innocence, unlike, for example, the 8th, 3rd, 10th, or 11th jurors. He seems simply to want to get through the process. This is the first time he has expressed a firm opinion, and he may, in fact, have been convinced by the 5th Juror's analysis of the knife.

  2. 2

    What causes the 12th Juror to fluctuate?

    Students should...

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