A. Ubuntu: We are people through other people.
A. Every one of Charles Dickens villains are gems. Agatha Trunchbull in Dahl's "Matilda." Lucifer in the Good Book. Too many to list.
A. Loss of a loved one, closely followed by bad reviews!
A. My parents. They have survived hard lives with their humanity intact.
A. One! Impossible. Georgina "call me George" from Enid Blyton's Famous Five, Mosley's Easy Rawlins, the father in McCarthy's "The Road." The list goes on!