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Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
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May 09, 12

bookshelves: classics, favorites, historical, realism, filipiniana, reviewed
Recommended to Angélica by: Required reading for HS Filipino, PI 100 class
I own a copy, read count: 2

Recently read this for my PI 100 class. The classic Tagalog makes for a challenging read because of the vocabulary (my Filipino vocab is sadly lacking), but I promised to myself to read at least Noli, Fili, and Sucesos. The essential Rizal, as my PI 100 prof puts it. I now understand (or at least I have a teensy bit clearer idea) why Claro M. Recto wanted to pass the Rizal Law. I would've wanted students to read about his ideas too, especially with the way the Philippines is going...
The anticlerical parts in the novel are interesting to read, too. >:)
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message 1: by Dan Daryll (new)

Dan Daryll Seeing Rizal as a requirement to finish has been with me until I read some of his thoughts to our motherland. His ideas inspired and awakened my soul to deeply love the country he fought for emphasizing the importance of youth as agent of change.


Angélica True, true. And the things he talked about in his writings are still pretty relevant in our society today. One wonders how he would react if he were living today.


message 3: by Dan Daryll (new)

Dan Daryll It is true. I sometimes think that had he escaped the Philippines, he would have written or continued the works that he left. SAD :(


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