Identity Crisis and The No-No Boy
From the paper:
?This passage shows us just how badly Ichiro feels about himself and what he has done. The last sentence is particularly powerful and shows us the hopelessness that Ichiro is feeling. It shows us that while he is free physically, he does not feel free. He is trapped by his own struggle. Ichiro?s self-hatred is a result of him questioning who he is and what his place in the world is. He has been in prison for deciding to honour the Japanese, but in the reality of his environment he is American.?