How identity is constructed and used to convey ideas about gender, class, race and age in Patriotism by Yukio Mishima?

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For Mishima, in both life and his work, identity is strongly connected to national identity.  The mere title, Patriotism , helps to bring this out.  Mishima constructs identity as something as something that is strongly linked to the notion of one's national affiliation.  The fact that the soldier has to take his own life in deference to national honor and not undermine...

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