What is presented here in these scenes of being exiled is that the man loses his identity of royalty, losing his class privilege, and belonging to a community. What he gains as his new identity is a spiritual identity coupled with an awakening sexual identity. This quote points to his entrance into another identity. "The gate was open. The boy entered, expecting certain death." Thus as one identity dies, since he expects death, the death of his past is what gains him access to his new sexual identity. His awakening of a sexual identity is apparent in how he enters the castle, which is an all women's castle without consent. This entrance and exploration of the castle along with consuming the food in the castle symbolizes intercourse and can be seen as foreshadowing of him having intercourse with the forty women warriors in the castle (320-321, Gelder) .
It is interesting to note that the structure of the text from the man losing his former kingdom, with gaining a sexual identity he also gains access to a new kingdom. The force of sexuality is used to leverage him thus giving him privilege with being provided for and gives him control of woman's bodies as he sleeps with maidens and fathers a child from each maiden. Thus he not only gains identity of being a pimp or lover, but also a father.
As the story moves into him finally sleeping with the leader of the warrior women, the main sorceress, he gains full access into her kingdom through being her lover (324-325). Yet when he finds out about her secret, of the sister turned horse, he leaves the sorceress to help the horse turn back into a human being. It is with the relationship with this man that this woman horse gains her freedom, (326). Once he leaves the sorcerer to help the horse, this leads to him marrying the rival sister of the sorcerer (332). That sister was also banished from her father's kingdom. His marriage to this banished sister signifies that his banishment has come around full circle and he can rule his own kingdom now.