Ch 1: 12 Angry Men: Plot & Context

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The 12 Angry Men: Plot & Context chapter of this 12 Angry Men Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the context and plot of this story. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of this play's plot and context.

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  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the plot and context of 12 Angry Men for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Detailed summary and synopsis of the play
  • Biographical facts of the play's author
  • Description of a hung jury and its impact on the court case in the story
  • Analysis of the story's setting
  • Review of notable quotations from the story
  • Exploration of the changes made in the 1997 movie version versus the 1957 version

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: 12 Angry Men: Plot & Context
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12 Angry Men: Summary & Synopsis

1. 12 Angry Men: Summary & Synopsis

What if we could secretly watch the discussions and arguments that take place as a jury deliberates? That is exactly what happens in ''12 Angry Men''. In this lesson, we will summarize this story that gives us a front-row seat in a heated jury room.

Who Wrote 12 Angry Men? - Author Biography

2. Who Wrote 12 Angry Men? - Author Biography

This lesson is a biography of Reginald Rose, the author of Twelve Angry Men. Rose lived from 1920 to 2002 and was an American television and film writer. His work is noted for its realistic style and its exploration of social and political themes.

Hung Jury: Definition & Impact

3. Hung Jury: Definition & Impact

In this lesson, we will learn what happens when a jury is unable to reach a required consensus. We'll also explore what the next steps are in a case after there's a hung jury, and then you can take a quiz to measure your knowledge.

Setting of 12 Angry Men

4. Setting of 12 Angry Men

Imagine ''Star Wars'' taking place in the old west. That's hard to do because setting is so important to the plot and message of that story. This lesson describes the setting of ''12 Angry Men'' and explains how it contributes to the overall atmosphere of the play.

Important Quotes from 12 Angry Men

5. Important Quotes from 12 Angry Men

Reginald Rose takes us on a journey through the jury phase of a death penalty case in ''12 Angry Men''. We watch as twelve jurors struggle to determine guilt or innocence. Their struggle shows us the difficulty in deciding someone's fate.

12 Angry Men: Remake vs. 1957 Movie

6. 12 Angry Men: Remake vs. 1957 Movie

'12 Angry Men' is a movie about how juries make decisions. There are two versions of the movie, one made in 1957 and another made in 1997. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of the differences between the two movies.

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