12 Angry Men

In the play 12 Angry Men, describe the role of the 8th juror in Act One. What do you think are his motivations?

This question is from act 1 in the play 12 Angry Men.

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The 8th juror votes “not guilty” at the first vote. He is discontent with the way the trial was handled and wants them to discuss the evidence in greater detail. Met with much opposition, he continues to advocate for the boy. He doesn't seem blinded by personal bias, prejudice or the need to be relieved of his jury duties. The 8th juror questions the police handling of the case as well as the court system's handling of the evidence.