Does Wantanna kill off Taro to discuss her racial identity? Watanna is a descendant of a Chinese mother and British father. As we have discussed in class, she writes with no real knowledge, other than grossly overstated stereotypes, about Japan like Edgar Burroughs and his famous stereotyped Tarzan. She may never have had the chance to learn about her family roots and traditions by growing up in the Western world. By killing off Taro, Watanna could be commenting that a Western racial melting pot is not possible. The two cultures cannot exist harmoniously like we would want to believe. With the introduction of the Occident into Yuki’s life, the Orient side of Yuki was going to disappear. Taro then, the representation of her past life, had to die.
Meaning for Watanna to Kill Taro