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Was he right in not allowing Freddie to go out of the Estate?
Mr. Putnam was not completely right in not allowing his son Freddie to go out of the Estate at all. Certainly, he was scared the outside world would not spare his differently abled child, and hurl either mockery or abuse or pity towards his disabilities. These were not desirable at all, for they would shatter his son’s morale like nothing else.
In the world that Mr. Putnam had created for Freddie out of all his earnings after his wife’s death, the two of them were happy, self-sufficient and close. There was no one to laugh or pity at them, no one to break their morale down. Mr. Putnam believed that was all the world Freddie needed ever. But he was not completely right about it.
Unless and until Freddie ventured into the outside world and understood its ways, he would remain nothing more than an alien to it. The world is harsh, there’s no doubt about it. Yet, there is still a lot of humanity and rays of hope, for example people like Cade and Charlie. By restricting Freddie to the Estate, Mr. Putnam was only aggravating his disabilities. By not being able to see the world at large, Freddie was already missing out on a lot of things that other kids his age had access to.
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