The Life of David Gale, Part 1

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1a.mp3

Vocabulary

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  • Bitsy names some facts about the case against David Gale that make her feel that he is guilty. What facts does she name?
  • Why does Zack have doubts that David Gale is guilty? Why does he think Gale could not have committed the murder?
  • What does Zack say about serial killers?

1b.mp3

Vocabulary

  • correspondents
  • death row
  • Huntsville
  • commuted
  • Windex
  • stay put
  • corrections officers
  • admissable
  • jailbreak

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  • How does Bitsy want to be addressed?
  • How many people are on death row in the state of Texas?
  • What is the average stay on death row?
  • Why does the man ask that they not touch the glass?
  • Why can't women wear open-toed shoes?

1c.mp3

Vocabulary

  • off the record
  • take it to my grave
  • shy (notice how it's used)
  • protecting sources
  • kiddy porn scum

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  • What does David Gale not want Bitsy to ask about?
  • How does Bitsy want to start?
  • Why does David Gale say Bitsy is there?

1d.mp3

Vocabulary

  • daydreaming
  • Pascal = I'm not sure who he's referring to, but does it matter?
  • Lacan = French psychiatrist, but does it matter?

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  • Why does Gale say fantasies have to be unrealistic?
  • What does desire need to have in order to persist?
  • When does Pascal claim we are truly happy?
  • What is the lesson of Lacan?