"The Unknown Citizen," a poem by W. H. Auden, deals significantly with issues of freedom. For example, the citizen is valued mainly because he serves the community, not because he freely pursues his own independence. He complies with the expectations of just about every organization of which he is a part. He seems to feel no deep-seated hunger for personal liberty. He echoes popular opinion (rather than thinking for himself in any fundamental way). As the final lines imply, he never seems to have given much thought to the idea of freedom.