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Twelve Angry Men - Act III Summary & Analysis

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Act III Summary

The jurors take another vote. It is now 6-6. No. 3 thinks they should adjourn and declare a hung jury. No. 4 directly asks the most recent three converts why they changed their votes. He tells them they could be turning a murderer loose. No. 3 declares that he will never change his vote. No. 8 points out that when they began he stood alone, now he has five other jurors supporting him. They vote on whether they are a hung jury and the outcome is no. They continue to deliberate.

No. 4 suggests a hypothetical that would suggest the defendant is guilty. Perhaps the old man downstairs was wrong about the time it took him to get to the door, but was right about what he saw. No. 4 points out that there were no fingerprints on the knife or the doorknob, so the killer must have taken time to...

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