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The Jury Who Had To Use Thinking Skills In Twelve Angry Men a young man is on trial for stabbing and killing his father The movie focuses on twelve randomly selected citizens who are assigned the duty of determining the fate of this 19 year old man The jury is supposed to examine certain facts and determine the truth based solely on the evidence presented to them in court It is assumed that the jurors will judge fairly and without personal bias Basically the jurors need to use critical thinking during this trial to figure out what evidence is factual and what evidence is false Throughout the film some jurors were better at critical thinking than others some had obstacles to overcome before they could use good critical thinking skills and yet others became critical thinkers at different points during the movie Critical thinking played a key role in Twelve Angry Men In order to be able to think outside the box one must possess the ability to think unbiaslly not bring personal issues into play not be scared to put the ideas and doubts on the table and to be level headed The juror who possessed these skills the best and applied them better than his eleven other companions was juror number 8 played by Henry Fonda At the beginning of the movie juror 8 was the only one to vote not guilty on the first vote Fondas character plainly stated Its not easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy to die without talking about it first This shows that he wanted to examine all the evidence and facts before coming to his decision As the movie went on juror 8 kept posing questions like could it be possible and could he be wrong to remind others that about reasonable
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