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Through out history many films have reflected society Save the Last Dance and A Time To Kill they both basically look at issues with interracial relationships and racism They are examples of movies that have reflected society Racism is a major issue in both of these movies In the movie 12 Angry Men society is reflected through the trial of a teenage boy with a troubled past the so-called facts of his trial and the biased jury members who are deciding his fate The young boy is being accused of murder in the first degree of his father He is a troubled child however this is not the first time he has run into the law When he was younger he threw a rock at his teacher He has also been repeatedly arrested for mugging and knife fighting As a result of that he was sent to reform school for his violent behavior toward others He was abused by his father all of his life so this may have led him to the murder of his own father It was a record hot day in mid June There was no air conditioning or any fans which later could have resulted in the attitude of the jurors The twelve jurors had to decide to plead him guilty or not They needed a twelve to zero decision to convict him If a reasonable doubt arose in a jurors mind they would have to vote him not guilty The jurors were all very different but they had to lay aside their differences and try to decipher whether the young boy was guilty or not One of the jurors wanted to get out of the hot room and go home and watch the baseball game on television He was avoiding civil responsibilities which are very important The jurors had many different stories about what happened the night of the murder The 8 juror was not sure
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