Reaction Paper for Noli Me Tangere

María Clara Noli Me Tángere (novel)


The title of this novel "Noli Me Tangere" is a Latin words meaning in Tagalog “Huwag Mo Akong Salingin”. Jose Rizal, our National hero is the writer of this novel, where in, this novel was written during his time, where in, the exact year was 1884, he was in Madrid taking up medicine when he write this novel. When he finished his course (Medicine), he went to Paris and continue wrting this novel. In Berlin, Jose Rizal finished the last part of this novel. This novel was written to remind us the bad things that Jose Rizal experienced during his time by the Spanish. From the very start of this novel, the first plan of our national hero is, to write this novel with the help of his countryman that is also suffering to the hands of the Spanish, but suddenly he failed to do it with the help of his countryman, because his countryman lose their hope in fulfilling their dreams to have freedom in the hands of the Spanish colonies. Jose Rizal did not give up, because he continue write this novel without the help of his countryman, and he decided to write it by himself only. The first chapter of this novel was entitled “the paging”, where in, in this chapter stated the lifestyle of Don Santiago de los Santos also known as Kapitan Tiago, he was from Binondo and he was the step father of Maria Clara according to this chapter. In this chapter, the other character was Padre sibyla, Padre Damaso, and Tenyente Guevarra. According to this chapter, kapitan tiago invited the said characters to go to his house and have a simple gathering, but suddenly it came to a fight between Padre Damaso and Tenyente Guevarra because of the “ereheng namatay”. Padre Sibyla stops the rivalry between the two. The second chapter was entitled “Ang binatang si Crisostomo”. Where in, this chapter, Kapitan Tiago present Don Crisostomo Ibarra to the priest, the son of his deceased friend named Don Rafael Ibarra
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