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12 Angry Men Monologue

12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose
Character: Juror #10
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 3 minutes

 

Juror #10: I don't understand you people. I mean all these little picky points you bring up don't mean nothing. They don't mean nothing. How can you believe his story? You're an intelligent man and you're not gonna tell me you're not. You know the facts of life. Just look at what we're dealing with. Just look at what we're dealing with here. You know him. You know this kid. And this guy over here, I don't know what the hell is going on with him, all this talk about psychiatrists. Maybe he ought to go to one. Now let's look at the facts. These people are born to lie. Now that's the way they are and no intelligent man is gonna tell me otherwise. They don't know what the truth is. You take a look at them, they're different. They think different, they act different and they don't need some big excuse to kill somebody either. Well it's true, Everyone knows it. Smoking that crack. Nothing but crack heads. Look at him: Smart guy, Uncle Tom. What does that mean? Slamming the door. Anyway these people get drugged out and then BANG, all of a sudden somebody's lying dead in the gutter. Okay look, nobody's blaming them for it. That's just the way they are by nature. You know what I mean, they're violent. And human life don't mean as much to them as it does to us. Where you going? Where you going? Look while you're in there maybe you ought to clean out your ears. Maybe you can hear something. Now look, listen to me now. These Spics they stay high on dope and they fight all the time. Look, if somebody gets killed, so somebody gets killed; they don't care. And they breed like animals. Okay sure, there's some good things about them, I'm the first guy to tell you that. I've known some who are okay but that's the exception.