This discussion talks that, however, this crisis places him in the middle of two worlds, a position that allows him to perfectly explore the profound and original truths concerning the two worlds. Whereas somebody might perceive John’s positioning as remorse, I consider it a case of double consciousness which is purely not a dilemma but instead bolsters a man’s intellectual evolution. This is a major aspect that helps John to place himself in the shoes of his brother, and intensely understand Robert’s life, something that most people cannot do in the contemporary world. John comes to accede his own life by learning and observing his brother’s life, and as such he has no justifiable reason for remorse (Ishmael N.p). His tenderness to the brother’s life challenges and commotions further indicates that John’s identity crisis was intentionally created by the author to develop the story further in a way of striving to merge two worlds that appear to be far apart, but it somehow works due to the bonds of bond, which appear to be resilient.
Evidently, Wideman’s identity crisis provides an ample platform through which readers can see the challenges of failing to face the realities. His crisis leads to personal confusion, but later on, makes him a perfect companion of his brother Robby since he is one person who is at a position to understand the challenges that life brings forth. Wideman’s fight for real and the fabricated image of his world makes the reader visualize an ideal world where self-centeredness overweighs blood bonds.