José Rizal Essay Topics

19th century Spain

19th century Spain saw her empire crumble away as colonies like Chile, Peru, and Cuba rose in arms and achieved their independence.In the Philippines, Spain faced the threat of yet another revolution due to mourning social unrest among the natives. Jose Rizal, at age 35 was the greatest political enemy of Spain in the Philippines… View Article

Jose Rizal’s Life

1. Surname-“Rizal” Jose Rizal and his family got the surname ‘Rizal’ from his Chinese ancestor Domingo Lameo. Rizal means “Ricial or grains”, and they started using it 1731. His true surname is Mercado, but to keep his family safe he used the surname Rizal. His brother insisted that he adopt the name Rizal in order… View Article

Rizal in Macao

Hounded by powerful enemies, Rizal was forced to leave his country for a second time in February 1888. He was then a full- grown man of 27 years of age, a practicing physician, and a recognized man-of-letters. The first time he went aboard in June 1882, he was a mere lad of 21, a youthful… View Article

An Analysis of Noli me tangere by Jose Rizal

The novel Noli Me Tangere contains 63 chapters and epilogue. It begins with a reception given by Capitan Tiago (Santiago de los Santos) at his house in Calle Analogue (now Juan Luna Street) on the last day of October. The reception or dinner is given in honor of Crisostomo Ibarra, a young and rich Filipino… View Article

Summary of Rizal’s Life

Who is Jose Rizal? On June 19, 1861, the Mercado Family from the town of Calamba in the province of Laguna in the Philippines, happily greeted the birth of their newest member — a baby boy born as the seventh child to proud parents Francisco Rizal Mercado y Alejandro and Teodora Alonza y Quintos. They… View Article

Rizal’s Life

Rizal’s advocacy of institutional reforms by peaceful means rather than by violent revolution makes him Asia’s first modern non-violent proponent of political reforms. Forerunner of Gandhi and contemporary of Tagore and Sun Yat Sen, all four created a new climate of thought throughout Asia, leading to the attrition of colonialism and the emergence of new… View Article

Analysis of the Movie “Jose Rizal”

A three-hour epic on the life and struggles of poet and patriot Jose Rizal, the national hero and martyr of the Philippines, this film was commissioned to mark the 1998 centennial of the country’s independence from Spanish colonial rule. Rizal was a remarkably educated man; not only was he a writer, but he was also… View Article

Shattering the myth about Rizal and the Pontifical UST

Fact: 1. Rizal entered the UST in 1877, enrolling in the Pre-Law Course, which was made up of philosophical subjects. The course was commonly called metaphysics. He passed the course brilliantly with the highest grades in spite of his initial indifference to philosophy and his youthful distractions through the year. Then he opted for the… View Article

Rizal-Ang Bayaning Third World

Sino si Rizal? Every Filipino who at least have been to school and received a formal education could answer this for sure with “Our national hero”. But beyond being a hero, do we really know this guy with a statue in Luneta? Was he really that god-like during his entire life? Most of us don’t… View Article

Rizal Life

Segunda Katigbak – was born in 1863 (date unknown) to Norberto Kalaw Katigbak and Justa Solis. She was the second child in a family of seven– Mariano, Norberto Jr., Carmina, Ysabel, Ynes and Jose. Younger sister Ynes became a nun. With the second marriage of her father to Macaria Mendoza, Segunda had other siblings– Josefina,… View Article

The Nationalism in the Philippines

In one of the most stunning display of nationalism in the world, the revolution known as the “People Power Revolution”, a series of popular demonstrations against the Marcos regime began in 1983 and culminated in 1986, set a new standard for displaying love of country whose example would be followed by multitudes of people all… View Article

V for Vendetta Movie

In the not too distant future, Britain is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments, and prejudice against minorities. However in the mist of all this chaos, one man known only by the name V dares to stand up to the government and is labeled as a terrorist. One night V rescues a young woman called… View Article

Rizal Reflection

It all started with stating the truth Rizal sapamamagitan his novel. The Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo became the step to increase the curtain to expose to the view that the deceptive words nasalikod government and church. In the novel answered the destructive defamatory allegation to the Filipinos. Stated the poor condition of the… View Article

Interpretation of the poem, “Sa Aking mga Kabata“

The first stanza speaks that Rizal wants us to love our own language and it is a gift from above that was given onto us to be grateful of. It is a blessing that like any other nationalities we were gifted of. We are aware that Rizal was motivated to write this poem during the… View Article

Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal

PURPOSE OF THE TEXT: Jose Rizal wrote Noli Me Tangere during the time of the Spanish occupation in the Philippines. The novel is a reflection of what the Filipinos were going through during that time. He wrote it to open the eyes of the Filipinos to the reality that they were being oppressed. Rizal’s book… View Article

Rizal Summary

After graduating from ateneo he had to go to ust for higher studies.his mother oppose at first she knew what happened togomburza, she said don’t send him to Manila again, heknow enough if he gets to know more, the spaniards willcut off his head.he enrolled in ust taking up Philosophy and letter for two reasons:… View Article

Jose Rizal

As all Filipinos very well know Jose Rizal has written many books like Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo to expose the hardship Filipinos are experiencing during the Spanish Time without fearing for what would happen to his life because of this. He was even exiled in Dapitan because of his writing and during this… View Article

Jose Rizal

Many of us know already who Dr. Jose Rizal is. A national hero, a genius, a writer, a scientist and a doctor, these are the first thing that comes to our mind. He is a man with many accomplishments. All his writings and works are still recognized in the whole world. Through reading this paper,… View Article

Jose Rizal

It is common knowledge that Dr. Jose Rizal is the Philippine National Hero who chose to fight the battle with his quills, paved the way for our independence and died doing so. However, it has always been fascinating to learn things that weren’t discussed on classrooms and lectures, to divulge facts that make a famous… View Article

Like Move by Zulueta

“Not yet Rizal, not yet.” means the Filipinos should not forget Jose Rizal yet. “Sleep not in peace.” means to never give up. Meaning: Rizal cannot rest yet because we are still very dependent on others and we need to become independent. Stanza 2: Stanza 2 is about that we, the Filipinos, sacrifice our life… View Article

José Rizal

Jose left Calamba for Binan to study under the instruction of Maestro Justaniano Aquino Cruz. His days in school were full of memories and It is where he develop his skills in painting and the arts of wrestling. He was also the best student in their school. Jose surpassed all the Binan boys. It contributed… View Article

10 Interpretation of Jose Rizal’s Poem

1. Mi Ultimo Adios He adores the beautiful country that he and others are fighting for. He wants his fellowmen to pray for others who also have died and suffered for the country. In the last part of Mi Ultimo Adios, he said “In Death there is rest!” which means that he, being ready to… View Article

Biography of Dr. Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal’s full name is Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal Merchado Y Alonzo. He is the 7th out of 11 children he is born in June 19 1861 His birth place was calamba, laguna his nationality is Filipino he has 10 or more languages known his contributions are El Filibustirismo , Noli Metangere and the last… View Article

Jose Rizal

Rizal’s visit to the United States (1888) Rizal’s Visit to the United States (1888) Rizal first saw America on April 28, 1888. His arrival in this great country was marred by racial prejudice. He saw the discriminatory treatment of the Chinese and the Negros by the white Americans. Arrival in san francisco Saturday,April 28, 1888-… View Article

Lifes of Rizal in Hongkong and Macao

Haunted by enemies and threatened by friars, Rizal was forced to leave Philippines for the second time. It was February 1888 then. Rizal at 27 was an embittered victim of human iniquities, a disillusioned dreamer, and a frustrated reformer. This was the start of Rizal’s second travel. On February 3, 1888, after six months of… View Article

What Have I Learned and Imbibed from Dr. Jose P Rizal

“Whatever our condition might be then, let us love our country always and let us wish nothing but her welfare. Thus we shall labor in conformity with the purpose of humanity dictated by god which is the harmony and universal peace of his creatures” (–Dr.Ferdinand Blumentritt) The process of building a nation involves combining the… View Article

To the Filipinos

“The step I have taken or am about to take is very risky, indeed, and I need not say that I have thought it over for a long time. I know that almost all are against it; but I know also that hardly anyone knows what is going on in my heart. I cannot live… View Article

Life of Rizal

One of the most favourite novels of Rizal was the Count of Monte Cristo which was authored by Alexander Dumas. This novel—which portrays the story of Edmond Dantes– instilled his romantic cravings. Accordingly, the life of Edmond Dantes was a story of hope, vengeance, forgiveness, and mercy. This novel was an excellent example of pure… View Article

Rizal’s Childhood Years

* A. Calamba, The Hero’s Town * Calamba: * It is belonged to dominican order which is the a picturesque town nestling on a verdant plain covered with irrigated ricefields and sugarlands. * Mount Makiling: * The south of Calamba in which beyond it is the province of Batangas. * Laguna De Bay: * It… View Article

My Home by Dr. Jose Rizal

I had nine sisters and one brother.My father,a model of fathers,had given us an education in proportion to our modest means.By dint of frugality,he was able to build a stone house,to buy another,and to raise a small nipa hut in the midst of a grove we had,under the shede of banana and other trees. There… View Article