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The central character of Ichiro as one who is not Japanese and not American is one that creates several boundaries with identity. Ichiro is one that can’t associate with either culture because of the surrounding pressures and characters, as well as from the actions and decisions that he has decided to take. This leads him to a place where he is unable to belong anywhere and in which he can’t associate with other identities. The main boundaries that are created internally with Ichiro then lead to further complications of not belonging anywhere or assimilating to a certain culture. The representation of boundaries in identity is one that becomes a metaphor for society and how culture and one’s personal identity becomes conflicted. The identity is one that is lost with either assimilation or which is unable to conform to the identity of a certain society.