“It’s very hard to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And no matter where you run into it, prejudice obscures the truth. ” This quote from the “12 angry men” is, probably, the best sum of the bias’s meaning in the movie. Most of the jurors have their own prejudices and some of them play the important role in the movie’s plot. 12 angry men and the role of bias One of the main ideas of this film is that people’s bias often affects on their opinion. The last part of the movie proves this idea clearly.
The most biased is juror 3. After the vote 8-4 “Not guilty” most of the arguments are aimed on his persuasion but juror #3 resists these attempts. At last he confesses he is biased against the young men because of his own conflict with his son. Even when 11 jurors found the boy to be not guilty, the juror #3 doesn’t agree. He is sure that the boy shouldn’t even tell to his father “I’m gonna kill you,” but the roots of his opinion go back to his own son who punched him in the face.
Another biased person is juror#10. His sentences are full of racism and intolerance. He reveals his biases in the following words: “I’m telling ya, they let those kids run wild up there. Well, maybe it serves ’em right. ” Conclusion The combination of biased emotional sentences and the deductive reasonable arguments makes the dialogues in the movie breathtaking and the plot dynamical. References “12 angry men” – Movie Quotes. Retrieved at http://www. cinemasavvy. com/moviequotes/1/12angrymenquotes. html