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Define the terms best and worst in the context of a jury trial and support your claim as fully as possible with examples from the play.
Plan, draft, revise, edit, and proofread an essay of 1100 -1150 words on one of the prompts and incorporate all that you have learned about critical thinking and argumentation in your essay. 1. In the film, Twelve Angry Men, there are jurors representing different social classes, occupations, points of view, and value systems. Which two jurors do you believe are the best, and which two would you consider the worst? You may not choose the architect or the head of the messenger service, as these are the obvious choices. Define the terms best and worst in the context of a jury trial and support your claim as fully as possible with examples from the play. You may use any notes you took and any handouts that I provided. For example, the seating chart, the order in which the jurors changed their votes, the tenets of civil argumentation, the roles that juries play in this society, and the notes on logical fallacies you discovered in the characters assertions. The rubric for evaluating this essay is completing all parts of the prompt and adding as many examples and logical fallacies as you can find to support your claims. You might want to take notes on the film and perhaps, view it more than once. Please do not use source materials from websites on the play; it is very easy for me to find plagiarized material and remember that the penalty for plagiarism is a zero. 2.Juror #11, the watchmaker, a relatively recent immigrant, considered being on the jury a privilege of being a citizen in a democratic state. Yet, we saw the potential problems inherent in the jury system. There are those who believe that our society should abolish the jury entirely, or at least overhaul it significantly. In your essay, either defend this claim or refute it, using examples from the film, Twelve Angry Men. In addition, you may support your thesis or claim with your own reflections, suggestions for an alternate system, or theories on jury reform.