There are two main characteristics of the 10th that influence his verdict. The first is that 10 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 10’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 against people like the defendant. Next, ...

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the defendant: “Human life doesn’t mean as much to them as it does to us…And they are-wild animals.”
10 is an impatient and uncaring/unconcerned person. It is made clear by viewing his lines that 10 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’ s. “I think we should just quit,” he says, “…Those people in there are suddenly like it’s some kind of mission or something.” It is quite clear 10 just wants to quit and go home without trying to think about the ...

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