6. Thursday 10 September 2015 LECTURE NOTES CHARACTERIZATION. An author creates a character by using five main tools: thoughts, speech, actions, description and the setting which he assigns and imputes to that character. What the character says, does, and thinks, plus where he is found, tells us a lot about who he or she is. from Literature:
Katherine Mansfield “Miss Brill” 102-105,
Terms for Review 119,
Of all the people that you know, including friends relatives and others, who of them lives in their own world? Who has just a very feeble grip on reality? Who among them all cannot make realistic judgments about real things?
I know of a few:
a. Sarah Palin, who cannot name a single newspaper that she presumably reads.
b. Wayne LaPierre, who refuses to admit that the huge number of guns in our country directly relates to the highest rate of domestic killings in North America. From an international perspective, the US clearly has a problem - despite having less than 5% of the world's population, it has roughly 35-50% of the world's civilian-owned guns.
The United States has 88 firearms per 100 people. Yemen, the second highest gun ownership country in the world has 54.8. The third and fourth biggest countries may also come as a surprise - Switzerland (45.7) and Finland (45.3). Source: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2013/sep/17/gun-crime-statistics-by-us-state when homicide by firearm victims are looked at per 100,000 of the population - the figure is 2.97 for the United States.
Number of deaths from guns per year in the United States is nearly 1/3 of the number of deaths by automobile accidents:
Motor vehicle traffic deaths * Number of deaths: 33,687 * Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9
Firearm homicides * Number of deaths: 11,078 * Deaths per