Elements of Persuasive Speaking in ''12 Angry Men''

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In ''12 Angry Men'' 12 jurors' verdict of guilt on a boy charger with murder was overturned by the lack of evidence, which was overlooked by the jurors. The protagonist utilizes elements of persuasive speaking: pathos, ethos, logos to pinpoint assumptions made by the other jurors and successfully convinces others of the possibility that the boy is innocent.

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Tam HoPersuasive SpeakingProfessor VilleccaNovember 19, 2013The Classic Persuasive Example of 12 Angry Men12 angry men (1957) is one of the most inspiring movies I have ever had the chance to watch. More than fifty years after release, the movie still serves as a classic example of persuasion in schools and overtakes movie-lovers with awe. 96 minutes of running time are enriched with classic impressive persuasion techniques. The movie illustrates a courtroom situation where twelve jurors are brought together to decide upon the guilt of an 18-year-old boy who is accused of killing his father. The movie starts out with twelve jurors, except juror 8, all arriving at a hasty decision that the defendant is guilty. As the movie proceeds, juror 8, portrayed by Henry Fonda, is seen using beautiful skillful strategies to manipulate other jurors to question their positions. 12 angry men ends with the success of juror 8 in altering the other jurors first decision to a unanimous not guilty verdict. The persuasion techniques used by juror 8 are very useful in real life persuasive situation.Juror 8 is extremely skillful in his tactics. The most prominent strategy he uses is to build a neutral and objective position. He does not draw the attention to himself, instead intrigues others to look into the evidences. This is one of his methods to build a trustworthy rapport, which is extremely essential in convincing others. Generally, juror 8 builds his

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