Twelve Angry Men

by

Reginald Rose

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Twelve Angry Men Symbols

The window

The jury room where the entire action of the play occurs has a single window. The jurors disagree on whether or not this window should be open or closed. This disagreement foreshadows and symbolizes the… (read full symbol analysis)

Switch knife

The murder weapon which features at the heart of the legal case takes on symbolic meaning when Eight brings a matching weapon into the jury room to prove his point about reasonable doubt. When Eight… (read full symbol analysis)

Secret ballot

This play deals with the idealistic principles behind the American legal system and the ways in which real people must struggle to meet these principles and interpret them in their own ways. The legal system… (read full symbol analysis)