Day 5

12 Angry Men Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What role do the costumes play in the film?

    Students may comment on the 8th Juror's white suit, and his role as the "white knight." Others may note the 7th Juror's conspicuous suit and hat and his role as a salesman, and the Foreman's short-sleeved shirt—costume offers visual cues to character that the script does not.

  2. 2

    How is the beginning of the film different from the beginning of the play?

    In the film we actually see the jurors in the courtroom, and we actually see the defendant. Some students may discuss the way the defendant's face is superimposed over the jury room as it fades in and the previous scene fades out—is this meant to...

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