In life working as a team is not an easy task. In the movie twelve men had to work with strangers who had different personalities from each other. Some were mature and others were not. Some were inapproachable because they only wanted to hear what they thought was right and did not want to hear others opinions or take their points into consideration. On the other hand, some were quiet and shy and let others talk over them and look down upon them. For example, number two was rather vulnerable. He let others make decisions for him and it wasn’t until the end that he stood up for his rights and beliefs. However, some were mindful and thought about things to its full extent before making a final decision. Some of the qualities in each man resulted in the reason why they could not work together as a team and this occurs in real life situations when people with different standards try and work together.
Throughout the movie, the men realized they needed to put aside their differences and cooperate or nothing would get done. That is when the group started coming together. There were followers and there were leaders. In the beginning one man thought of himself as the leader and the man in charge, he went by number one. He sat at the head of the table and tried constructing the group while giving orders. After he constructed the first vote, one man who went by the number eight was the odd man out. He thought the victim was not guilty and he became the leader for the opposing side. Another leader went by the number three and he thought the victim was guilty. He stood his ground throughout the entire movie and did not give in to the other men. In my opinion there were three leaders in the group who were number one, eight, and three. As I mentioned before, number one constructed the group, and number eight and three were leaders for each side. The other men were followers as they each made their decisions of who side they were on. After the men made their decisions they backed up their “leader”. One by one each men went on number eights team and in the end of the movie even number three turned to the other side. Overall, number eight was the true leader in twelve angry men. He used unique communication skills to captivate and persuade his