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Freedom is not always easily reached but with perseverance and ambition you can get one step closer to your goal. Christopher wants to attain freedom in order to escape the society he is not capable of understanding. With an abusive father who dominates his life he can't grasp control of his own life. By achieving freedom he will be able to conquer his dream of living on his own and creating a family. He is able to have freedom by balancing his family's opinions and his own.
Many children with autism have a hard time interacting with others but Christopher states that even if he spent time with people with his same disorder, he would feel more at ease, “And eventually there's no one left in the world...What these pictures mean” ( Haddon 198). A part of Christopher feels liberated when he is around people who might not like the things he does or like the things he does enjoy. With my hearing problems being an everyday issue being in an office full of people who suffer from what I suffer makes me feel less judged because I know I'm not the only one with my problem. A lot of people in the world feel more comfortable and free rein when grouped with people of similar situations. All Christopher wants is to be less alone if not then at least with people who speak in a way he understands and analyzes things as he does.
Running away isn't the answer to people's problems but sometimes in order to be independent one must hide and go someplace else. Christopher doesn't want to live with his father because of his lies and inability to tell Christopher the truth. He thinks his best option is to run away to his mother even though he doesn't have a plan nor has he spoken to her. “ So I climbed onto the middle shelf and I pulled one of the cases across like a door so that I was shut in and it was dark there was no one in there with me and I couldn't hear people talking so I felt much easier calmer and it was nice” (Haddon 163). Christopher could've also been trying to be free of society since there was a policeman chasing him and when he hid he finally was able to feel peace...

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