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Courtroom dictionary   By:  Frida  Alfie    


Words used  in  court:  

Form:  A  document  that  must  be  completed  at  court.     Independent  children’s  lawyer:  A  lawyer  in  charge  of  in  the  interests  of  the   child.       Interim  order:  An  order  that  maintains  until  a  final  order  is  made.     Judgment:  Decision  that  the  court  makes  after  having  evidence.     Judicial  officer:  a  judge  that  is  chosen  to  hear  and  decide  cases.     Jurisdiction:  an  authority  given  to  apply  a  law.       Parental  responsibility:  the  responsibility  each  parent  has  for  their  children.     Bond:  its  also  known  as  bail,  and  it  is  money  or  property  given  to  the  court  while  the   defendant  is  still  in  the  process  and  to  make  sure  he’ll  attend  to  court.     Brief:  A  document  that  is  written  especially  prepared  by  a  lawyer  and  filed  with  the   court  to  support  arguments  from  each  side.     Broken  Down  Irretrievably:  This  is  the  most  common  reason  why  marriages  get  a   divorce  since  not  any  of  the  husband  or  the  wife  want  to  get  back  together.       Case  Conference:  A  meeting  that  is  scheduled  by  the  court  to  review  the  case.     Challenge:  Refusing  a  potential  juror.     Common  Law:  Laws  that  progress  through  case  decisions  by  judges.       Damages:  Money  you  give  as  a  compensation  for  a  legal  wrong.     Dismissal:  A  judge's  decision  to  end  the  case.     Finding:  The  court’s  or  jury’s  decision  on  issues  of  fact.     Drug  Court:  a  court  specially  to  talk  about  charges  of  drug  offences.       Felony:  Any  criminal  violation  for  which  a  person  may  be  punished  for  more  than   one  year.     Lien:  A  charge,  holds,  or  right  upon  property  of  another  as  security  for  a  debt.    

Minor: A  person  under  age  18,    

Expressions:   1."Objection  Sustained".   2.  The  Bail  has  been  set  in.   3.  “What  is  the  final  verdict?”   4.  Please  take  the  stand.   5.  “The  jury  calls  (a  person)  to  the  stand.”   6.  “Please  take  the  stand.”   7.  “Maintain  the  order.”   8.  You’re  entitled  to  have  a  lawyer   9.  “The  jury  finds  the  defendant  guilty/not  guilty.   10.  “  The  court  finds  the  defendant  guilty/not  guilty.”  


EXPOSITION:   Protagonist:  juror  8,  because  he  always  defend  the  one  whom  the  others  named   “guilty”.   NO. 8: There were eleven votes for guilty. It's not so easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first.   Antagonist:  juror  10,  because  he  was  against  defending  the  accused  one  and  he  does   not  agree  with  juror  8.   NO.10: It's tough to figure, isn't it? A kid kills his father. Bing! Just like that. Well, it's the element. They let the kids run wild. Maybe it serves ‘em right.     Setting-­‐time:  Approximately  during  the  1950s.  In  this  time  the  black  people  and  the   women  had  no  rights  at  all.     Setting-­‐place:  The  story  takes  place  in  a  New  York  City’s  courtroom  in  United  States,   at  4:00  in  the  afternoon.   This is the jury room in the county criminal court of a large Eastern city. It is about 4:00 P.M.     Internal  conflict:  The  juror  8  has  conflict  between  choosing  on  accusing  the   defendant  or  not  since  he’s  the  only  one  against  naming  him  guilty.     NO. 8: I don't know whether I believe it or not. Maybe I don't.     External  conflict:  Not  everyone  agrees  with  the  same  decision  everybody  has   different  points  of  views  basing  on  the  same  conflict.     NO. 7: What, just because I voted fast? I think the guy's guilty. You couldn't change my mind if you talked for a hundred years. NO. 8: I'd like to ask you something. How come you believed her? She's one of "them" too, isn't she?       RISING  ACTION:   1) They  take  a  vote.   2) After  entering  the  jury  courtroom,  each  juror  start  to  vote.   3) There  are  12  jurors,  which  11  vote  guilty  and  1  vote  innocent.   4) The  jurors  begin  to  say  why  or  why  not  they  think  he  is  guilty  or  not  guilty.     5) Juror  8  votes  not  guilty,  since  the  beginning.     6) Very  good  arguments  from  everyone  start  to  be  said.     7) Not  everyone  stays  with  their  same  vote  as  the  beginning  some  change  their   decision.     8) Juror   10   and   3   do   not   agree   at   all   with   juror   8   which   is   against   naming   the   defendant  guilty.     9) Jurors  10,4,  and  3  are  wholehearted  that  the  defendant  is  guilty.   10)Juror  8  makes  great  opinions  and  argues  why  he’s  correct,  and  jurors  4  and   10  change  their  vote  to  not  guilty  and  are  with  juror  8.      

CLIMAX: This  happens  when  the  juror  3  changes  his  vote.  Instead  of  keeping  with  his  first   decision  saying  that  the  nineteen  year  old  was  guilty,  he  agrees  with  juror  8  and  is   against  naming  him  guilty.       FALLING  ACTION:     1) They  do  another  voting.         Resolution:  The  verdict  is  not  guilty;  he  turns  out  being  innocent  all  the  time.       AUTHOR’S  THEME:  Prejudice,  because  they  had  a  prejudice  against  him  since  he  is   Latin  and  they  wanted  him  to  go  to  jail  very  badly  and  it  took  only  one  of  all  12   juries  not  caring  about  the  prejudice  for  him  to  not  go  to  jail.     SYMBOLISM:     FORESHADOWING:   IRONY:                                                    

Juror 10         Physical  Appearance:     He’s  young  but  he  is  not  that  old,  he  is  in  the  middle  age.   He  is  not  short  and  not  that  tall  he  is  medium  size.   He  has  a  bald  spot/  patch  on  his  head.     He  always  blows  his  nose/  he  has  a  cold.         Actions/  Thoughts  and  words:   Juror  10  is  very  aggressive,  he’s  always  yelling,  shouting  and  he’s  against  of  whoever   doesn’t  agree  with  him  and  he  is  rude  to  them.  He  bangs  on  the  desks  they  are  all   sitting  around  and  he  is  not  in  favor  of  defending  the  kid.           Other  characters  thoughts  and  Feelings:  They  don’t  like  talking  that  much  to  him   since  he’s  not  tolerant  and  he  doesn’t  want  to  listen  and  in  the  moment  they  don’t   agree  with  him  he  gets  furious  and  mad.  He  always  answers  back  to  other  jurors.     [NO. 10 walks over to NO. 8:] NO. 10: (sarcastically) You're a pretty smart fellow, aren't you? He is sort of rude to everyone, that’s his way of being.     Author  Tells  Directly:  The  author  gives  an  interpretation  of  juror  10  as  a  rude,   aggressive,  and  grown-­‐up  man.  The  way  he  describes  him  in  the  book  makes  the   readers  think  he  has  a  loud  voice.  NO. 10: (loudly) Yeah, what is this? Who do you think you are?      

UNIT 3 PROJECT twelve angy men  


UNIT 3 PROJECT twelve angy men