It is as important to understand the nonpathological identifications made in the creation of the ideal self as it is to know one's pathological identifications, because each defines the self and determines the life narrative. Self-ideals and the ideals of the self are the inner and outer workings of the ideal self. In the previous chapter, the ideal "found object" of identification was the other. In this chapter, I discuss the identification of the ideals of the self through the"found object" of art-in this instance, the novel The Makioka Sisters, by Junichero Tanazaki.