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The breakdown for these graduates who became teachers is as follows: Namun, sekarang aku jadi tahu siapa sesungguhnya dia. Aku sempat mengira ini sebuah novel kanak-kanak seperti layaknya Totto-chan Tetsuko Kuroyanagi.

I will say that, unlike the “against the nagsume theme in “Catcher in the Rye” which held minimal interest to meI relished the interesting take on the themes of morals and personal integrity in “Botchan”. Secara fisik pun ia bukan pria tampan yang akan segera memikat hati para gadis.

Botchan by Sōseki Natsume

To the point that in the event that I were to meet him in real life, I would have a difficult time not giving him a piece of my mind.

I think he did a splendid job. Sekolah inilah yang kelak natsjme setting Botchan, novel keduanya. I agree with this assessment.

They thought they could keep pushing it. This is sort of how bumbling this character often is. It kind of reminds me of Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh. He was an indifferent student and became an indifferent teacher.


His arrogance and quick temper immediately lead to clashes with the students and staff. That’s how I found Matt Treyvaud’s translation, which was free at the time – he’d translated it in a month NaNoWriMo style, but instead of writing a novel, he translated onesoseoi mostly drunk. He vacillates between setting up a business and getting an education, and eventually decides on getting a degree.

And then on those rare occasions when they encounter somebody who’s honest and pure-hearted, they look down on him and say he’s nothing but a kid, a Botchan.

The closest novel I’ve read which I could compare this to would be Naomithough Tanizaki’s novel was released two decades later. A sympathetic narrator, prone to rash acts, Botchan’s story of his life as a teacher is bumpy and comes to a fairly quick and somewhat simplistic conclusion but entertaining.

A great example of the difficulty inherent in appreciating a book to its full extent when the protagonist is unlikable, even hateable. The novel itself has been translated five times already. All in all, this was botchsn light and funny read.

He subsequently angers his immediate supervisor, the principal of the school, and several of his fellow teachers, who conspire against him and his supervisor. He gets confused or rather angry with the subtle manipulations he experiences later in life. There is also a comic book version or more.


Here ‘s a sodeki comparing the translations of the first passage quoted above. After Botchan’s mother passes away, Kiyo devotes herself fervently to his welfare, treating him from her own allowance with gifts and favors.

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Ini sesuatu yang langka, sebab aku natsumf tidak pernah menilai buku dari sampulnya. You know, once he came around a little, the silly bastard.

Botchan is guided by his personal moral code and sense of duty, which is exceeded only by his self importance and pomposity. View all 11 comments. To see what your friends thought natume this book, please sign up. After dispensing justice with his fists, Botchan drops a letter of resignation into the mail and immediately heads for the harbor.

Botchan (Master Darling) by Soseki Natsume

Six years after his mother’s death, as Botchan is finishing middle school, his father falls ill and passes away. Itu jika hotchan bacaan Anda sama denganku. Botchan initially finds her affection onerous, but over time he grows to appreciate her dedication, and she eventually becomes his mother figure and moral role model.