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Twelve Angry Men

By Reginald Rose (3)

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Reginald Rose’s masterpiece, Twelve Angry Men, is a thought-provoking drama that queries how we form our opinions, tipping our perceived “sense of justice” on its head. There have been six exhausting days of testimony for twelve jurors, who are asked to decide whether a nineteen-year-old boy is guilty of murdering his father. Their verdict, if guilty, will result in the death penalty for the boy, but as the play opens, several of the characters already have a strong bias toward the boy’s guilt, determined largely by his low social status and surly exterior. Their initial vote leads to only one abstaining from a guilty verdict: Juror no. 8, who refuses to succumb to the distinct peer pressure. As Juror no. 8 begins to carefully dissect the evidence, sifting through prejudice and ill-defined testimony, he slowly draws more and more jurors to his side. A riveting case that examines the snap decisions one makes, Rose demonstrates how easy it is to let pre-determined prejudices take control and warp perception. Twelve Angry Men is a profound work, and the heroic intelligence of Juror no. 8, alongside the malicious antics of Jurors no. 3, 7, and 10, will captivate readers and viewers, forcing them to also deem whether their judgment of others is fair.

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    Response Journal: Twelve Angry Men (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    29 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Response Journal: Twelve Angry Men (eBook)

    This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.


     
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    Activity Pack: Twelve Angry Men (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    88 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Activity Pack: Twelve Angry Men (eBook)

    It's possible to energize student learning while accomplishing state-set objectives and national criterion with Prestwick House Activity Packs! Students will learn crucial abstract literary concepts, including the subtlety of style and plot, the elaborateness of theme, and the inclinations of their favorite characters. With this eBook, a variety of reproducible exercises are offered, giving students hands-on experience that will prove integral to their literary experience and indispensible to educators.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Activity Pack series, comprised of some of the following titles: Into The Wild; Life of Pi; The Picture of Dorian Gray; The Poisonwood Bible; The Bluest Eye; Beowulf. All aforementioned Prestwick House Activity Packs, as well as the rest of the series, can be viewed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button on the left.


     
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    Teaching Unit: Twelve Angry Men (eBook)

    Prestwick House
    27 Pages, Grades 7 - 12
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    Teaching Unit: Twelve Angry Men (eBook)

    For either the new or experienced teacher, Prestwick House's Teaching Units serve as a useful resource for teaching a new book, with a broad selection of eBook guides available for immediate download. Chapter-by-chapter exercises help students achieve scholarly objectives with essay and discussion questions, vocabulary lists, and a multiple-choice test. Educators will save time and energy with this indispensible teaching resource.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Teaching Units series. Other best-selling titles include: The Lottery; Life of Pi; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; A Thousand Splendid Suns; The Outsiders; The Gift of the Magi; I Know What You Did Last Summer, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook guides for teaching, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.