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Caged in old woods, whose reverend echoes wake
When the hern screams along the distant lake,
Her little heart oft flutters to be free,
Oft sighs to turn the unrelenting key.
In vain! The nurse that rusted relic wears,
Nor mov’d by gold – nor to be mov’d by tears;
And terraced walls their black reflection throw
On the green-mantled moat that sleeps below. Samuel Rogers 1763-1855, Captivity
I can’t mate in captivity. Gloria Steinem
It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that’s basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense. You can’t return them to the wild. Peter Singer
Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they ‘educate’ people about animals should not be taken seriously. Such enterprises are part of the commercial entertainment industry. The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement. Peter Singer
We had not believed this possible: the customs and history of your race show a unique hatred of captivity. Even when it’s pleasant and benevolent you prefer death. This makes you too violent and dangerous a species for our needs. Star Trek pilot episode The Cage (digitally remastered), completed and rejected by NBC 1965, writer Gene Roddenberry, director Robert Butler, Talosian to Pike et al
All I know is I’ve been brought here against my will. Star Trek: The Next Generation s3e18: Allegiance, Picard
What makes our captors choose us? ibid. Picard in captivity
What am I doing here? Star Trek: The Next Generation s3e22: The Most Toys, Data kidnapped
You have been brought here for my enjoyment and entertainment. ibid. alien on planet
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isaiah 5:13
Run for the life! Back to the river! Back to the forest! Run! I want to save you! ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 starring Dee Wallace & Peter Coyote & Robert MacNaughton & Drew Barrymore & Henry Thomas & et al, director Steven Spielberg, boy releases frog
Their lives seem to be normal but they are not: ‘When I drive my car I often hear the voices of my dead friends.’ Little Dieter Needs to Fly, 1997
‘I was shot down over Laos in 1966 in the early phase of the Vietnam War. I never wanted to go to war. I only got into this because I had one burning desire and that was to fly.’ ibid. Dieter Dengler
Six months later after his rescue: he was down to 85 pounds. ibid.
It all looked strange like a distant barbaric dream. ibid.
From then on the torture began. ibid.
Some of the prisoners didn’t want to escape. ibid.
A nick of time escape in front of nail-biting crowds, a miraculous survival in a mile-high death-trap, and a jail break that defies impossible odds: what is it about the act of escaping captivity that fascinates us? The Unexplained with William Shatner s1e17: The Greatest Escapes, History 2021
I didn’t look back. Not for a second. I just ran. I kept thinking, He’s [Richard Evonitz] going to wake up. He’s going to look out the window. He’s going to pick up the gun and he’s going to shoot me in the back. But I did not care because I knew I was out. My name is Kara Robinson. I was kidnapped 18 years ago and some days it feels like yesterday. Escaping Captivity: The Kara Robinson Story, Sky Crime 2022
My brain shut off my emotions. I just went into survival mode. ibid.
While I was being assaulted, it felt like it was happening to someone else. ibid.
We found newspaper clippings of young female, approximate age of Kara, who were abducted and killed in the same town. ibid. rozzer
We had a monster out there. And the emergency was to find him and get him arrested. ibid.
Are you going to bark all day, you little dog you, or are you going to bite? The Wolfpack, brothers re-enact Reservoir Dogs in flat, Sundance 2015
I write down the lines of the entire film, what each character says. ibid.
If I didn’t have movies, life would be pretty boring, and there wouldn’t be any point to go on. ibid.
We were kind of shut off, always living in this apartment in New York, lower east side Manhattan. ibid.
We got like 5,000 movies … There’s another world out there … The movies helped us create our own kind of world. ibid.
Our dad was the only one who had the keys to the front door. ibid.
We decided to go as a group together alone for the first time. ibid.
There were probably more rules for me than there were for them. mother
Swat teams … put us against the wall and handcuffed every member of our family. They had a search warrant. For possession of weapons. ibid. brother
I just can’t talk to him [father] any more. ibid.
What David Turpin did is very similar to other family cults: he was an absolute dictator. The Turpin Family: Their Friends Speak, Rick Ross, cult expert, Quest Red 2022
House of Horrors: law enforcement officials are investigating after discovering thirteen children who claim they were held captive by their parents. ibid. news
David Turpin appears to be even from the beginning of his relationship with Louise a paedophile, a predator. ibid. Rick Ross
October 2014: The Turpin Family disappears in the middle of the night. ibid.
David Turpin was ultimately a very selfish man, obsessed with his own needs. It was always about him … How little the children got. And how poorly they were treated. They lived in their own filth. ibid.
September 3rd 2018: David and Louise Turpin’s trial begins … ibid.
February 22nd 2019: David and Louise Turpin plead guilty to all charges. ibid.