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RIZAL:
THE PATRIOT, THE ARTIST, THE WRITER

A research paper presented to:
Dr. Antonio R. Yango
College of Computer Studies
University of Perpetual Help Laguna

In partial fulfillment
Of the requirement for the course
Communication Arts 2

By:
Joyce J. Bura
January 2012

INTRODUCTION:

It was Jose Rizal's Mother who told him about the story of the moth. One night, her mother noticed that Rizal was not paying any more attention to what she is saying. As she was staring at Rizal, then he was staring at the moth flying around the lamp. Then she told Rizal about the story related to it. There was a Mother and son Moth flying around the light of a candle. The Mother moth told her son not to go near the light because that was a fire and it could kill him easily. The son agreed. But he thought to himself that his mother was selfish because she doesn't want him to experience the kind of warmth that the light had given her. Then the son moth flew nearer. Soon, the wind blew the light of the candle and it reached the wings of the son moth and he died. Rizal's mother told him that if the son moth only listened to what his Mother said, then he wouldn't be killed by that fire. “Don’t imitate the young moth and don’t be disobedient; you’ll get burned like it.” – Mother of Rizal. (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Jose_Rizal_and_the_moth_anecdote#ixzz1kQPDw3zJ)

First of all we should clarify the meaning of a hero to make it quite simple to understand how Rizal became one. A hero symbolizes goodness. Rizal gave us freedom by using goodness. Jose Rizal became the Philippine national hero because he fought for freedom in a silent but powerful way. He expressed his love for the Philippines through his novels, essays and articles rather than through the use of force or aggression. He was a very amazing person at his time. He was humble, fighting for reforms through his writings instead of through a revolution. He used his intelligence, talents and skills in a more...