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Essay title: 12 Angry Men

Generally speaking, an antagonist is a character in a literary work that opposes the protagonist, or chief character. The antagonist can be a person, animal, or force of nature, as long as it provides a source of conflict. Juror Eight could at first be viewed as the antagonist of Twelve Angry Men, because he opposes the votes of the other eleven jurors. However, as the story progresses, Juror Eight establishes reasonable doubt and is able to convince and win over more and more jurors. Eventually, the vote is eleven to one with the majority voting not guilty. Juror Three refuses to be swayed. Thus, he emerges as the main antagonist. I have several arguments on why I believe that Three is the antagonist. Early in the story, the author has given us the impression that Three is a strongly opinionated individual, but he forces his beliefs on others while refusing to listen

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