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Appendix 1

a) QUOTES

“I have to keep breathing, because tomorrow the sun will rise and who knows what the tide will bring.”
Castaway

“Life must not be spent always hoping, always waiting. Life is for living.”
Kensuke’s Kingdom

“Thus we never see the true State of our Condition till it is illustrated to us by our Contraries; nor know how to value what we enjoy but by the want of it.”
Robinson Crusoe

“Under the sky everybody is the same. Everybody is equal from East to West, North to South.”
Sahrawi resident, Landmine Victims Centre

“Days and nights are not the same. Some days and nights are delicious, and some days and nights are disgusting.”
Sahrawi resident, Landmine Victims Centre

“The soft breath of yours my sails must fill.”
The Tempest

b) PROSPERO’S EPILOGUE

THE TEMPEST
William Shakespeare

Now my charms are all o’erthrown,
And what strength I have’s mine own,
Which is most faint. Now, ‘tis true,
I must be here confined by you,
Or sent to Naples. Let me not
Since I have my dukedom got
And pardoned the deceiver, dwell
In this bare island by your spell,
But release me from my bands
With the help of your good hands.
Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant;
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be relieved by prayer,
Which pierces so that it assaults
Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardoned be,
Let your indulgence set me free.

Translation
Now my spells are all broken,
And the only power I have is my own,
Which is very weak. Now you all
Have got the power to keep me prisoner here,
Or send me off to Naples. Please don’t
Keep me here on this desert island
With your magic spells. Release me
So I can return to my dukedom
With your help. The gentle wind
You blow with your applause
Will fill my ship’s sails. Without applause,
My plan to please you has failed.
Now I have no spirits to enslave,
No magic to cast spells,
And I’ll end up in despair
Unless I’m relieved by prayer,
Which wins over God himself
And absolves all sins.
Just as you’d like to have your sins forgiven,
Indulge me, forgive me, and set me free.

c) SONG LYRICS

I Used To Be A Sailor
Music and Lyrics by Tracy Chapman

I used to be a sailor
Who sailed across the seas
But now I’m just an island
Since they took my boat away from me
Oh no

I don’t like being stationary
I like the rocky wavy motions of the sea
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
Hoping one day they’ll fall
And set me free

He wrote his epitaph
He wrote his eulogy
It said; “I think that I can die now
For my true love won’t come for me”
Oh no

I don’t like being stationary
I like the rocky wavy motions of the sea
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
Hoping one day they’ll fall
And set me free

I used to be a sailor
Who sailed across the seas
But now I’m just an island
Since they took my boat away from me
Oh no

I don’t like being stationary
I like the rocky wavy motions of the sea
I sit and rot behind these padded walls
Hoping one day they’ll fall
And set me free

Set me free
Set me free
Set me free

Images

‘I Want to Live Honestly, Like the Eye in the Picture’ – Yayoi Kusama

‘I Want to Live Honestly, Like the Eye in the Picture’ – Yayoi Kusama


‘The Sun’ – Edvard Munch

‘The Sun’ – Edvard Munch


‘Woman Seated in the Underground’ – Henry Moore

‘Woman Seated in the Underground’ – Henry Moore


‘Fishermen at Sea’ – J M W Turner

‘Fishermen at Sea’ – J M W Turner

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