I believe the phrase “being free” seems only exist in books. No one is really free, not even the Lockton’s. Everyone has a shadow that follows them and is always there to remind them of their dirty laundry. In a sense Isabel shadow was her past and ruth.
Everyone in present time can feel and can say they are free but the question is are we really free? What is the real meaning of being free? I don’t believe we are free. I think we are slaves to society. We wake up everyday, go to work, go to school, and have the government monitoring our every move. I can bet money if we had the choice of going to school or of going to work, a lot of people would actually plead the fifth. Yet, there is the other side of the argument consist of the idea that, if we were actually “free”, we would actually be digging our own graves. We should be digging our own graves because we would start becoming so bore with life that we would start doing crazy things and God only knows what the outcome of would be. Sometimes I feel that if humans did not have some kinds of boundaries or government looking out for our own “interest”, we would all go wild and loose. Most importantly, we would loose the understanding and value of being “free”.
Isabel’s shadow was that constant reminder that kept her safe and from going insane because she had to worry about her sister Ruth she had to maintain the sanity. Maybe being “free” isn’t what we all think it is. Does anyone agree? If so, can anyone give me an example of when being a slave, to the world, to their job or their school actually saved their life.