Juror number one, Martin played a leadership role by leading their session. He was very firm but calm. He ensured all jury members had the opportunity to exercise their rights on the day-to-day affairs of their deliberations. In the movie, he never lord his acclaimed role over his peers. He tried to seek their approval through a democratic process by voting either privately or publicly in the jury room. This is a quality needed for a jury leadership. He was a professional high school coach, as such, he was able to use his role as a leader to champion his agenda while maintaining the sanity in the jury room. Even though, he voted guilty in the beginning proceeding he later changed his decision to not guilty after numerous facts and evidence were presented by his peers. For this reason, I choose him as one of the member on my legal team
The next person I would like for him to be on my legal team is juror number eight, Henry Fonda. He is a man of integrity, patient and calm, but took his role in the jury process serious...
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...s vote to not guilty. When juror number seven, Jack Walden decided to change his vote from guilty to not guilty because that was the popular vote, and as such he wanted the proceedings to end so that he could go watch sports, George questioned his integrity. Juror number seven (George) reminded him of the privilege he has in serving as a jury over such an important case. George asked Jack, “Are you voting not guilty because everybody is voting not guilty or you are voting not guilty because you feel it is the right thing to do.” I definitely want him on my legal team because of his uncompromising attitude.
In conclusion, in as much as I would like jurors one, eight and 11 on my legal team, I believe the “12 Angry Men” portrayed diverse strengths and weaknesses which enabled their cause in the legal process to achieve a successful murder tri
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