Twelve Angry Men Juror Notes.

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First Juror• He is the foreman• Weak• Goes with everyone else• "Now you gentlemen can handle this any way you want to."• Organizes everyone• "Well, I was thinking we ought to sit in order, by jury numbers…"• "Let's go in order here."• Tries to keep the peace• Chatty• Tries to be friends with everyone• High School Assistant Head CoachSecond Juror• Very weak• Gets persuaded easily• Nerd• Voice is drowned out by others shouting• Polite• "it's interesting that he'd find a knife exactly like the one the boy bought"• Meek• "Well, no. I was just--"• Wimpy• Bank ClerkThird Juror• Very strong opinions• Last juror to vote not guilty• Very excitable• "You bet I'm excitable."• Gets angry quickly• Average joe• Not afraid to say what is on his mind• Rude, doesn't mind insulting people• "Well, if the speech is over, maybe we can go on."• Stubborn• Had a fight with his son so has prejudice against boy on trial• Runs a messenger service called "Beck and Call"• Temperamental and vengeful• ArrogantFourth Juror• Very intelligent• Very logical• Stands up for what he believes in• Sticks to the facts• "Now suppose we take these facts one at a time."•

Polite, not rude• "The gentleman has a right to see exhibits in evidence."• Very hard to persuade, not persuaded till the very end• Well dressed stock-broker• Smug and conceited• Treats the case like a puzzle to be deductively solved rather than as a case that may send the defendant to deathFifth Juror• Comes from the slums, so puts himself in the boy's perspective• Good knowledge of streets, knows how to use weapons etc• "Switch-knives came with the neighborhood where I lived"• Gets very angry when 3rd juror insults defendant when talks about him coming from the slums• Sticks to his...