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Twelve Angry Men - Act II Summary & Analysis

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Act II Summary

No. 3 is outraged that someone voted not guilty. He accuses No. 5 of changing his vote. No. 11, an immigrant to the United States, points out that in America, people are allowed to hold unpopular opinions. No. 9 admits that he was the one who changed his vote. He tells the others that he admired the fact that No. 8 chose to stand alone against the group. No. 4 observes that if there were one fact weighing in favor of the defendant, he would vote not guilty. No. 4 just cannot find any such fact. No. 7 wants to know who killed the father if the son did not. No. 8 reminds him that is not their job. They are only to determine whether the defendant committed the crime, not solve the mystery.

The jurors ponder the meaning of "beyond a reasonable doubt." What is beyond a reasonable doubt when the...

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