まずは、おすすめ本のCatcher in the Ryeの感想文を書いてみました。
My thoughts on the Cather in the Rye
The Cather in the Rye is a story about a teenager who keeps dropping out of school. He is cynical towards society and does nothing but criticizing everyone around him.
I was not expecting this type of story that the book presents. I thought it would be a love story judging from the Japanese title. However, it was not at all a love story, but rather a book about adolescence.
The main character thinks there are too many “phonies” around him, with many being in his school. Since he could not bear being around these phonies, he decides to quit school. After reading continuing counts of him criticizing his roommate, friends from school, and teachers, I started to realize what he was trying to express.
His father is a lawyer, an occupation he considers full of “phonies.” Though he quits school, due to the considerable amount of income that his father earns, he is given several chances to re-enroll at various elite schools. It becomes evident that his strong belief towards justice and doing the “right thing” has made him cynical after seeing all the injustice that occurs in his environment.
He wants to do the right thing or to help people out, but not because of money. He thinks that even when you accomplish a great thing if you are paid for those actions it basically means that you most likely did it for the money. He expresses his dislike towards this type of hypocrisy, and emphasizes that he wants to become “The Catcher in the Rye.” After realizing the meaning of the title of this book, I was really impressed and sympathized with the main character and the problems that many adolescent youths encounter when facing life.