Scattered about are other symbols: It is all very romantic and, in its own way, appropriate.
The date of birth was significant to us as a Filipino who fought for independence from the excesses of friar-led Spanish colonial rule even though Rizal personally was not in favor for outright independence from Spain. His emergence as a patriot, novelist, ophthalmologist, polymath, and a linguist inspired many Filipinos not just during his time but also to later generations to fight for freedom from the excesses of colonial rule of Spain, the United States and also the excesses of post-colonial economic, political, and social policies.
His entire life was practically spent to fight the excesses of friar-led Spanish colonial rule as he was the apparent heir to continue the legacies of his family.
His exceptional talents gave him a comparative advantage over his colleagues that time to fight the excesses of the colonial rule like the obvious preferences by the religious orders to Spanish individuals over a Philippine-born individuals of appointing priests to the various parishes in all over the archipelago.
His exceptional talents enabled him to raise the concerns of the Filipino people to the Spanish people when he went to Spain and the entire Europe in order to awaken not just the Spaniards but the entire world on what the grievances of the Filipino people then.
His writings was the cause of his unjustified death in the hands of the friars on 30 December The enduring relevance of Rizal. His novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo remain good reads, even with the social relevance set aside.
Noli me tangere is being taught to third year secondary school students, while its sequel El filibusterismo is being taught for fourth year secondary school students.
The novels are incorporated to their study and survey of Philippine literature. The enduring relevance of Rizal. posted December 31, His novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo remain good reads, even with the social relevance set aside.
For those who did not appreciate the stories in the Filipino translations we read in high school, find the English translations by Leon Ma. The full name of the law is “An Act to Include in the Curricula of All Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities Courses on the Life, Works and Writings of Jose Rizal, Particularly His Novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, Authorizing the Printing .
His novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo remain good reads, even with the social relevance set aside. For those who did not appreciate the stories in the Filipino translations we read in high school, find the English translations by Leon Ma. The real problem with Jose Rizal is that he was gone too soon.
He never had the chance to see the social cancer he so aptly described in his two novels, the Noli me tangere and El Filibusterismo mutate into something more virulent, oppressive, controlling way of life.