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How important is the heat in Twelve Angry Men?

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November 01, 2009 6:40AM

It is open to interpretation, however i feel that it has little importance. It is just a ploy by the author to generate side conversation to add to the story and detract from the focus of the story. It could also be interpreted as a comparison of the tension felt within the room and the warmth resonating from outside, or maybe a longing to go outside by some of the characters is shown by this heat such as the man with the tickets wishing to leave to get off to where he needs to be. Its up to you, there is no way to be wrong in an interpretation so just go with whatever you think it is, or use one of the interpretations i provided.