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Characters: Twelve Angry Men

Characters: Twelve Angry Men

Foreman of the Jury: A small, petty man, the Foreman is impressed with the authority he has and handles himself quite formally. He is not overly bright but is determined.

Juror #2: A meek, hesitant man who finds it difficult to maintain any opinions of his own, Juror #2 is easily swayed and usually adopts the opinion of the last person he has spoken to.

Juror #3: A very strong, very forceful, extremely opinionated man within whom can be detected a streak of sadism, Juror #3 is also a humorless man who is intolerant of opinions other than his own and is accustomed to forcing his wishes and views upon others.

Juror #4: A man of wealth and position, and a practiced speaker who presents himself well at all times, Juror #4 seems to think himself a little bit better than the rest of the jurors. His only concern is with the facts in this case and he is appalled with the behavior of the others.

Juror #5: A frightened young man, Juror #5 takes his obligations in this case very seriously but finds it difficult to speak up when his elders have the floor.

Juror #6: An honest but dull-witted man who comes upon his decisions slowly and carefully, Juror #6 is a man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions, but who must listen to, digest, and accept those opinions offered by others which appeal to him most.

Juror #7: A loud, flashy, glad-handed salesman type who thinks he has more important things to do than to sit on a jury, Juror #7 is quick to show temper and equally quick to form opinions on things he knows nothing about. He is a bully and, of course, a coward.

Juror #8: A quiet, thoughtful, gentle man, Juror #8 sees all sides of every question and constantly seeks the truth. He is a man of strength tempered with compassion. Above all, he is a man who wants justice to be done and will fight to see that it is.

Juror #9: A mild, gently old man, long since defeated by life, and now merely waiting to die, Juror #9 recognizes himself for what he is and mourns the days when it would have been possible to be courageous.

Juror #10: An angry, bitter man who antagonizes almost at sight, Juror #10 is also a bigot who places no values on any human life except his own. He is a man who has been nowhere and is going nowhere, and he knows it deep within him.

Juror #11: A refugee from Europe, Juror #11 speaks with an accent and is ashamed, humble, almost subservient to the people around him. He will honestly seek justice because he has suffered through so much injustice.

Juror #12: A slick, bright advertising man who things of human beings in terms of percentages, graphs and polls, Juror #12 has no real understanding of people. He is a superficial snob, but trying to be a good fellow.