关于sek – lung是一个边缘人物的第二个证据是他的健康，这使他在整个故事中都有吸引力。他出生时就有呼吸问题，这个问题使他无法上正规的学校。有时他会在故事中表现出自己的天真，比如“学校老师拒绝了我去学校的尝试，然后回到课堂上”(Choy 145)。他还说，“每个人都知道我为什么没脑子。”一个顽固的肺部感染让我离开了温哥华公立学校系统”(Choy 145)。
sek – lung作为边缘性人格的第三个证据可以是sek – lung对他祖母的吸引力，从某种意义上说，他一直是孤独的，因为他在家里和学校都有第三个人。当她死时，她感到孤独和焦虑，因为她是唯一了解他情况的人。当她死后，sek – lung失去了控制，他的清白可以通过下面的对话来描述。“这些中国城镇的人总是转过身去，在我背后咕哝着”(Choy 158)。
在回顾了这部小说之后，可以指出，sek – lung总是被加拿大当地的文化所吸引，这使得他对这种文化的态度比他的祖国更加积极。他想采用这种文化，但他的身体和其他问题阻止了他这样做。他的祖母Poh是唯一一个帮助他在新旧文化之间挣扎的人。sek – lung是一个边缘人物，因为他的天真和真实的本性吸引着观众，他的内心充满了喜悦和快乐，他想要和别人分享，但不能因为文化的界限。他的故事有一种动机，可以解释说不只是语言的情感和沉默。
Second evidence about Sek-Lung being a marginal character was his health that made him an attraction throughout the story. He was born with a breathing problem and this problem stopped him in attending regular school. At times he had given evidences himself about his innocence in the story like “School Teacher has rejected my attempt to go to my school and get back in the class” (Choy 145). Also he stated his health issue by commenting “Everyone knew why I was brainless. A stubborn lung infection was keeping me out of the Vancouver public school system” (Choy 145).
Third evidence of Sek-Lung being a marginal character can be the attraction of Sek-Lung towards his grandmother can be taken in a sense that he was alone all the time as he felt third person at his home and at school. When she dies Sek-Lung feels alone and anxious, because she was the only one understanding his situation. When she dies Sek-Lung is out of control and his innocence can be depicted by the following dialogues. “These China town people always turn away and mutter behind my backs” (Choy 158).
After reviewing the novel it can be stated that Sek-Lung is always attracted with the local culture of Canada that make him feel positive about this culture more than his mother land. He wants to adopt the culture but his dieses and other issues stops him in doing so. His grandmother Poh is the only one who is helping him in struggling between the old and modern cultures. Sek-Lung is a marginal character because his innocence and truthful nature attracts the audience and his heart is full of joy and happiness that he wants to share with others but cannot because of cultural boundaries. His story has a motive that explains about emotions and silences that speak more than just words.