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REACTION PAPER
Of
NOLI ME TANGERE

Submitted By: kiyo21 BSBA 1
Submitted To: Miss Marivic Valdez

A. What is it all about?
NOLI ME TANGERE
RIZAL was a student at the Universidad Central de Madrid when the idea of a novel of The Philippines under Spanish Colonial Rule occurred to him. In early 1884 he proposed a writing collaboration among a group of Filipinos in Madrid which, perhaps unsurprisingly, came to nothing. However, he got underway by himself and by late 1884 was about halfway through. No longer a student, he finished another quarter in Paris in 1885 and the last fourth in Germany; with the final chapters completed in Wilhelmsfield in mid-1886. Final revisions on the manuscript saw him in Berlin, ill, depressed and impoverished. Dr. Maximo Viola, a friend, financed the printing costand provided the living expences of the author. The Noli was finally finished with 63 chapters plus an epilogue and ready for printing on February 21, 1887. After a month, 2,000 copies came off the press of the printer Berliner Buchdruckrei-Action-Gesselschaft at a cost of 300 pesos. It had taken the 26-year-old author about two and a half years to complete his masterpiece, with one chapter (originally the 25th) entitled “Elias and Salome” a casualty of financial constraints. RIZAL contributed a huge rule of courage in every chapter he wrote in NOLI ME TANGERE. Rizal wrote Noli Me Tangere for a purpose, first reaching for every Filipino that moral aspect is important. Noli Me Tangere

The writing of the sequel to the Noli started in calamba in October 1887 and its completion took three years. A long and difficult birth, I’m view of his many preoccupations. Rizal may have had problems with funds, but never regard to memory. Rizal was only slightly kinder to his countrymen. It is not only a tribute to his skill as a writer but also a proof that Filipino society has not changed.

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Characters

Ibarra
Juan Crisóstomo Ibarra y Magsalin, commonly referred to the novel as Ibarra or Crisóstomo, is the protagonist in the story. Son of a Filipino businessman, Don Rafael Ibarra, he studied in Europe for seven years. Ibarra is also María Clara's fiancé. Several sources claim that Ibarra is also Rizal's reflection: both studied in Europe and both persons believe in the same ideas. Upon his return, Ibarra requested the local government of San Diego to construct a public school to promote education in the town. In the sequel of Noli, El Filibusterismo, Ibarra returned with different character and name: he called himself as Simoun, the English mestizo. María Clara

María Clara de los Santos y Alba, commonly referred to as María Clara, is Ibarra's fiancée. She was raised by Capitán Tiago, San Diego's cabeza de barangay and is the most beautiful and widely celebrated girl in San Diego. In the later parts of the novel, María Clara's identity was revealed as an illegitimate daughter of Father Dámaso, former parish curate of the town, and Doña Pía Alba, wife of Capitán Tiago. In the end she entered local covenant for nuns Beaterio de Santa Clara. In the epilogue dealing with the fate of the characters, Rizal stated that it is unknown if María Clara is still living within the walls of the covenant or she is already dead. The character of María Clara was patterned after Leonor Rivera, Rizal's first cousin and childhood sweetheart. Capitán Tiago

Don Santiago de los Santos, known by his nickname Tiago and political title Capitán Tiago is a Filipino businessman and the cabeza de barangay or head of barangay of the town of San Diego. He is also the known father of María Clara. In the novel, it is said that Capitán Tiago is the...
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