I. Seven (7) reasons/proof why Rizal is his parent’s child. 1. He is a religious man like his parent’s; he started reading the Bible at a very young age. 2. He is a man of independent thought like his father. 3. He also inherited his passion in rhetoric from his mother. 4. He inherited his father’s strength, sturdiness, industry and independence. 5. He also inherited his father’s deep feeling of dignity, self-respect, serenity and poise, and seriousness. 6. He inherited his mother’s sweetness, modesty, devotion and piety. 7. His enthusiasm for making poems came from his mother. II. Three (3) early manifestations of his innates talents. 8. He wrote his first poem in native language at the age of eight-reveals which shows his earliest nationalist sentiment. 9. He demonstrated an astounding intelligence and aptitude for learning at a very young age when he learned his letters from his mother and could read and write at the age of five. 10. At the age of eight, Jose Rizal wrote his first dramatic work which was a Tagalog comedy. III. In his formal search for knowledge, he found in: 1.) Ateneo that there is wisdom in books. 2.) UST, he experienced “prejudicial limitations and pervaiding racial discrimination.
11. The Count of Monte Cristo reminded of the sufferings of his mother in prison and of his motherland. These and similar books stimulated the brilliant mind Rizal and the idea that seized upon Rizal because of reading these books was always growing in his thoughts was that he ought to do something to help his people out of the prison of ignorance and tyranny. IV. Five (5) works of Rizal while a student both in Ateneo and UST that had given him both recognition and somehow humiliation.
12. A Filipinas
13. Consejo De Los Dioses
14. Beside the Pasig
15. To the Filipino Youth
16. Through Education our Motherland receives light
V. Four (4) reasons...