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Rizal, Life, Works and Writings
Rizal’s father’ name was Francisco Mercado
Jose Rizal is the only Filipino who deserves to be called a National Hero Dr. Rizal wrote mostly his writings in Spanish
Dr. Rizal did not like so much the University of Sto Tomas while he was still studying in the Philippines. The character “Crisostomo Ibarra” is to Noli Me Tangere as the character ”Simon” is to El Filibusterismo. A year after Rizal’s execution, Ferdinand Blumentritt, a friend of Rizal declared: “Not only is Rizal the most prominent man of his own people but the greatest man the Malayan Race has produced” Governor-General Eulogio Despujol was the governor-general who sent Rizal into exile in Dapitan?. This book entitled “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” inspired Rizal to write the Noli Me Tangere. In 1865, the young Rizal experienced his first sorrow when his sister Concepcion died. “Andres Bonifacio” is to the Katipunan as Graciano Lopez Jaena is to “La Solidaridad”. The pen name which Rizal used in 1882 when he wrote the nationalistic essay “Amor Patrio” was Laong Laan The characters in “Noli Me Tangere” were not fictional characters; they represented people who lived during Rizal’s time. Paciano, the brother of Rizal, was represented by this character by Pilosopong Tasyo The execution of Padres Jacinto Zamora, Jose Burgos and Mariano Gomez, these native and Spanish priests—who advocated racial equality within the catholic church—by Spaniards in 1872 awakened Rizal’s nationalistic sentiment early in life. The Central University of Madrid (CUM) was the educational institution where Rizal earned his degree. Josephine Bracken was the lady whom Rizal got married unofficially and without the ceremonial rites of the Catholic Church to whom he bore a son but a few months after died of sickness. The statement on the Novel, “El Filibusterismo” that it was dedicated “to my fatherland” the Philippines is FALSE. All the events...
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