Reaction Paper

Topics: Philippines, José Rizal, Spain Pages: 2 (647 words) Published: March 14, 2013


Freedom… Wrath… Happiness… Skepticism… Sadness…

These were only some of the things I felt when I watched the Jose Rizal movie. Every dialogue, every scene, every reaction in the movie was a momentum to keep. It was breath taking. Seeing history flash before my eyes was just so remarkable. Gradually, my blinded eyes were opened.

The movie depicts the life story of Dr. Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. A three-hour epic on the life and struggles of his poet and patriotism. It covers his life from his childhood to his execution at the hands of the Spanish forces occupying the Philippines in the late 19th century. We are also thrown into the world of Rizal’s novels so we are able to have a glimpse of how he viewed the Filipino society under the Spanish regime. Revealing the sorrow of the society.

The attributes that made our hero great and that has always left me astounded was also clearly shown. His achievements since his childhood: he was an artisan, a man of knowledge and wonder, a linguist, a gentleman, a master in every crafts, not to mention his hundreds of achievements and profession, with a miracle of how he had attained all of this in his short life span. But most of all he was a good brother, son and a wonderful lover.

Moreover, the film made known the line of attack did by our heroes and countrymen to achieve the freedom of our country under the rule of the Spaniards friar and military force. It introduced us to the life of subjugation of the Filipino people and that is the reason of the rebellions. Even in school, it was felt by Rizal and other Filipino students. Many of them suffered and most of them were viewed as the servants of the Spaniards.

Rizal used pen as his weapon rather than the sword in fighting against the Spaniard administration, he had written it in novels and poetry. The most famous of his writings are the “Noli Me Tanghere and El...
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