12 Angry Men: Influence of Surroundings A persons surroundings can influence him. In '12 Angry Men' by Reginald Rose a young mans life is held by twelve men with contra sing views. Eight a caring man, who wishes to talk about why the other jurors think that the boy is guilty, clashes with Three, a sadistic man who would pull the s with the boys life. Accroding to Rose, several elements can a jury's verdict, such as the emotional make-up of individual jurors.

Many elements can change a jurors decision. Juror Three, who is the boy is guilty, is allied with Four who is eventually convicedEightsshowing of how the two testimonies given by the old woman and old man are lies, votes guilty. Three outraged by this excl ames 'A guilty man's gonna be walking the streets... he's got to die! Stay with me.' (23) But Four sees the truth that Eight has brought into th light and still votes guilty. Eight tries to convince Three how the boy is not guilty beyond reasonable doubt but Three does not listen an would rather see the boy die.

'For this kid, you bet I'd pull the switch.' (17) This shows how emotionally unstable Three is. He is a grown man living in a civilized community and would like to see a boy who he does not even know die by his own hands Eight does not think highly of Three for what he says about killing the boy and shouts 'your a sadist.' (17) which is the absolute truth about Three. The emotional make-up of a juror can change his on wt her or not to let a man live or die. When someone is asked judge someone else, you look at al the facts to be sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that the man who committed the crime is guilty? Yes, a juror should look at all the facts but some do not, they just judge the person on how that person feels..