Numerous world and civil wars have been fought over the right to self-determination and independence. With the millions of lives that have been sacrificed for freedom of movement, I believe it is fair to say that the desire to be free is part of the fabric of the human soul. I think it is easy for most people to assume that a child like Christopher, who cannot walk, talk, eat or dress himself on his own, does not crave independence like the rest of the human race because they have never experienced it. However, Christopher’s innate craving for the ability to choose his course of conduct is demonstrated with his love for the water. In the water he can walk, he can swim, he can float, he can dive, he can be free, and he definitely loves to be free as you can plainly see!