Quotes Quote #1 page 72: “3rd Juror: that goddamn rotten kid. I know him. What theyre like. What they do to you. How they kill you every day. My god, don’t you see? How come I’m the only one who sees? Jeez, I can feel that knife goin’ in. 8th Juror: it’s not your boy. He’s somebody else. 4th Juror: let him live. 3rd Juror: All right. Not guilty’ This is memorable to me because when the 3rd Juror was talking I realized that his anger was coming from problems at home with him and his son not the defendant.Order now
It ecame obvious that he couldn’t separate his own biasedness from reason. He was solely basing his opinion on past experiences with his son. Its important to the book because it makes the audience question all of his previous statements. Also you think if about if the other Jurors were being biased or not. Quote #2 pages 63: “1 lth Juror: if you want to vote not guilty, then do it because you’re convinced the man is not guilty not because youVe had enough. And if you think he’s guilty then vote that way or don’t you have the guts to do what you think is right?
This quote was memorable to me because I saw that the Jurors were going to vote not guilty simply because they wanted the trial to be over. They didn’t care if the defendant was guilty or not they Just wanted to leave or were tired of arguing. He’s asking that since you were chosen for Jury duty , you need to respect that and give the defendant a chance. Quote #3 page 13 “Look this boys been kicked around all his life. You know- living in a slum, his mother dead since he was nine. He spent a year and a half in an orphanage while his father erved a Jail term for forgery.
That’s not a very good head start. He had a pretty terrible 16 years. I think maybe we owe him a few words. That’s all. ” This is memorable to me because someone finally stood up for the young boy. He’s only sixteen and already had a really hard life. He needed some pity. He needed for the jury to at least give him even the smallest chance instead of immediately saying he was guilty. Quote #4 page 8 “12th Juror: (to 8th Juror) What dyou think of the case? It had a lot of interest for me. No dead spots you know what I mean?
I’ll tell you we were lucky to get a murder case. I figured us for a burglary or an assault or something. Those can be the dullest. ” he would be in a deep thought on whether or not the defendant is guilty. Instead he’s acting like he’s at a murder mystery dinner or a broadway play. Instead of acknowledging the fact that a man was killed and his teenage son is now on trial for the murder, he’s happy that they didn’t get a boring case. It shows how much he doesn’t care about whether this young man killed his father or not.
And it shows how uch he disregards the whole case in general. Quote #5 page 43 “8th Juror: Ever since you walked into this room youVe been acting like a self- appointed public avenger. You’re a sadist! You want to see this boy die because you personally want it, not because of the facts! ” This is very memorable to me because it is one of times when the 8th Juror get mad. It is important to the play because he sees that the Juror he is speaking is not interested in hearing the facts of the case at all. He Just wants to see the young man killed for his own sick reasons.