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José Rizal

Noli Me Tangere

A cleverly indicting portrayal of the injustices that Filipinos suffered at the hands of Spanish priests and statesmen in 19th century Philippines.
Fresh from a European education, the young intellectual Crisostomo Ibarra returns to the town of San Diego to start a school for young boys and marry his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful Maria Clara. However, he is opposed at every turn by the priests Damaso and Salvi for his subversive ideas. When Ibarra becomes implicated in a fake insurrection and is forced to leave town, he begins to question whether or not his dream of a more progressive Philippines can be achieved through peaceful reforms or bloody revolution.
Through Ibarra’s struggle to uplift his countrymen, Jose Rizal reveals the sufferings of Filipinos against the oppressive hand of the Spanish regime—which ultimately led to Rizal’s execution and the birth of the Philippine nation.
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  • Regie Mae Dequiñahas quoted3 months ago
    Rizal was eleven at the time; his elder and only brother, a protegé of one of the executed priests, feared he would be implicated in the alleged conspiracy and prudently went home to the provinces.
  • Reine Angeliquehas quoted4 years ago
    Patria adorada, region del sol querida,

    Perla del Mar de Oriente, nuestro perdido eden,

    A darte voy, alegre, la triste, mustia vida;

    Y fuera mas brillante, mas fresca, mas florida

    Tambien por ti la diera, la diera por tu bien.
  • b4495751684has quoted4 years ago
    friends, her cousin the jolly Sinang, grave Victoria, lovely Iday, and the pensive Nenang,

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