Juror 10

There are two main characteristics of the 10th juror that influence his verdict. The first is that is prejudiced against the defendant (most likely he is racist, but we can not be 100% sure). The second is that he is uncaring and impatient.
The first time we get a glimpse of ’s prejudice is on page 7 when he says “It’s the element. I’m telling you they let those kids run wild up there. Well, maybe it serves them right.” He believes that anyone coming from a poor neighborhood is less than human. We can see right from the start that the verdict that the defendant is undoubtedly ‘guilty’ is locked in his mind simply because he has a personal grudge ...

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begins a speech lasting 2 pages in which he spews out his views of people like the defendant: “Human life doesn’t mean as much to them as it does to us…And they are-wild animals.”
is an impatient and uncaring/unconcerned person. It is made clear by viewing his lines that does not take his part on the jury seriously and only wants to reach a consensus as quickly as possible. His reason is quickly found on page 22 when he states, “I got three garages of mine going to pot while your talking. Let’s get done and get outa here.” On page 34 he impatiently asks, “What’s the idea of wasting everybody’s time here?” Clearly he just wants to get back to his garages; he selfishly feels that his own problems are worth more effort than the life of a boy. On page 52 his impatience and uncaring come out quite clearly in his conversation with the fellow ‘guilty’ jurors. “I think we should just quit,” he says, ...

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Added: 1/12/2004 10:56:19 PM
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