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Twelve Angry Men. Reginald Rose. Author Background. Reginald Rose Born in New York City, Dec. 10, 1920 Wrote and created many television movies and shows Had an eye for stage production Famous works: Twelve Angry Men Thunder on Sycamore Street. Twelve Angry Men.

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twelve angry men

Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose

author background
Author Background
  • Reginald Rose
    • Born in New York City, Dec. 10, 1920
    • Wrote and created many television movies and shows
    • Had an eye for stage production
    • Famous works:
      • Twelve Angry Men
      • Thunder on Sycamore Street
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Twelve Angry Men
  • Tackles social issues head on
  • Focuses on:
    • The US justice system
    • Prejudice and stereotypes
    • The ethical responsibility of a jury/ jurors
    • Courage and standing alone
  • Is it easy to stand alone even when you feel strongly about something?
legal terminology for the play
Legal Terminology for the Play
  • premeditate-
    • to plan beforehand
  • homicide-
    • murder
  • defendant-
    • person required to make answer/ respond in a legal suit
  • reasonable doubt-
    • establishing enough evidence in a jury’s mind not to believe something
  • verdict-
    • the jury’s decision
legal terminology continued
Legal Terminology Continued
  • unanimous-
    • agreement of all
  • deliberate-
    • consider carefully/ jury deliberation
  • hung jury-
    • jury that can’t come to an agreement
  • prosecution-
    • the side seeking legal punishment, trying to find the defendant guilty
more legal terminology
More Legal Terminology
  • prosecutor-
    • the lawyer representing the prosecution
  • defense-
    • the defending party; representing the defendant
  • coroner-
    • person who investigates deaths
  • testimony-
    • evidence based on knowledge of incident
last of legal terminology
Last of Legal Terminology
  • cross-examination-
    • to examine with questions to check answers to previous questions
  • exhibit-
    • to display (verb) or evidence in the court (noun)
  • evidence-
    • proof
  • plaintiff-
    • the complaining party in a lawsuit
questions to think about
Questions to Think About:
  • Is it easy to stand alone even when you feel strongly about something?
  • What is justice? What does it mean to behave in a just way?
  • Why do you think people don’t stand up to outgoing, opinionated people when they disagree with them?
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