Chapter16 Rizal's Life

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Chapter 16
In Belgian Brussels (1890)
January 28, 1980 – Rizal left Paris for Brussels, capital of Belgium. 2 reasons that impelled Rizal to leave Paris
* The cost of living in Paris was very high because of the Universal Exposition * The gay social life of the city hampered his literary works, especially the writings of his second novel El Filibusterismo. M.H. del Pilar and Valentin Ventura

* Were of the belief that he left because he was running away from a girl just as he left London. * When Rizal told them the real reason, Ventura generously invited him to live with him in Paris without paying rent. * Rizal could not accept Ventura’s invitation, for he had a high sense of dignity and would not accept charity from any man. Life in Brussels

* Rizal was accompanied by Jose Albert when he moved to Brussels. * They lived in 38 Rue Philippe Champagne which was run by 2 Jaceby sisters (Suzanne and Marie). * When Albert left the city, he was replaced by Jose Alejandro, an engineering student. * In Brussels, Rizal was busy writing his second novel which was continuation of the Noli. * Aside from writing its chapters, he wrote articles for La Solidaridad and letters to his family and friends. * Being a physician, he spent his part time in medical clinic. * Recreational Activities:

* Gymnastics at the gymnasium
* Target practice
* Fencing at the armory
Articles Published in La Solidaridad
* “ A La Defensa” (To la Defensa)
* “La Verdad Para Todos” (The Truth For All)
* “Vicente Barrantes’ Teatro Tagalo,”
* “Una Profanacion” ( A Profanation)
* “Verdades Nuevas” (New Truths)
* “Crueldad”(Cruelty)
* “Diferencias” (Differences)
* “Inconsequencias” (Inconsequences)
* “Llanto y Risas” (Tears and Laughter)
* “Ingratitudes” (Ingratitude)
New Orthography of Tagalog Language
* Rizal was first to advocate the Filipinization of the orthography. -K - - > C...
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