The narrator is a stutterer. Moreover, he is also a stutterer in life. He obtains some aspects of uncertainty. He doesn’t really know what exactly he wants. He goes where he has been led to. From my point of view, the beautiful of the Golden Temple to him is the deep rooted opinion inherited from his father. His true life is somewhere unknown and unable to approach. He goes to the Golden Temple under the wish of his father. His mother hopes he will be in charge of the Golden Temple in the future; however, this thought makes him feel disgusting. He is close to Tsurukawa who seems to be a bright side for him. Later on, he intends to be friend with Kashiwagi who is on the opposite side. The narrator somehow is in the middle. His feeling is drifting back and forth between the two sides. This also reflects his uncertainty of life. He set off on his trip towards northwest, trying to escape from the Golden Temple, as well as trying to search out something inside himself. I kind of understand the feeling of the lost in one’s own. And the story of “Nansen Kills a Kitten” is also an important piece in the book. I heard this story during my high school from radio when I was still in China. I love this Buddhism story because it fills with puzzlement and leaves people in deep consideration. In this book, once Kashiwagi interpreted himself as Nansen and narrator as Joshu, but also mentioned that these roles might be interchangeable later on. And when the narrator went on his trip, finally he came up with cutting off the suffering by burning the beauty―the Golden Temple. He did turn up to be the role of Nansen this time. And when Kashiwagi later talked about the knowledge and action, did he also become Joshu? Maybe behind his ugly clubfeet, Kashiwagi is actually a wit who sees through lots of things so that he takes every relationship lightly.