Title[ edit ] Rizal entitled this novel as such drawing inspiration from John
Traveling from the present, to the past and to the future. Wells, published inwas a story about an English scientist who invented a machine Time machine which can travel from the present to the past and to the future.
Now, the adaptation of the title was not a coincidence but intentional, in the sense that, this page was engineered to analyzed the past and present, in order for us to face our unknown future. As I look more deeply into the story line and plotting of the novel, it occurs to me that this piece of work by Dr.
Rizal is precisely a social and political satire. The novel clearly depicts the current socio-political setting and struggle in the Philippines before and during his time. The characters of the novel are greatly associated with those who exist in our incumbent society.
Both the movie and the novel are indeed fascinating to watch or read. The characters and their personalities where meticulously picked by the author to represent each and every strata of the Spanish colonial society in the Philippines.
The oppression and bigotry of the church and its clergymen were clearly illustrated through the characters of Fr. Who become a puppet of both the church and the government for the protection of his business interests. Maria Clara was said to be the symbol of true Filipina beauty and character.
She is veiled with great politeness and with full of grace in her utterance of words and movement of her delicate, but fragile body. However, just like what happened to Maria Clara, women now a days were also victims of violence, obscurantism and carnal lust by people of the church and those in authority.
She notoriously pretend to be a pure Spanish mestiza and by doing so she puts heavy make-up in her face to miserably mimic Spanish women. There are many Filipinos that are willing to drop their own identities as Filipinos in exchange of a more comfortable way of life being offered by other foreign land.
Lastly, the evaluation and criticism of Dr. Rizal to the most basic irreducible unit of the society or the family is worth to be notice in the passages of the novel.
A basic native Indio family composed of Narcisa or Sisa, her cruel and drunkard husband Pedro and their two childen namely Basilio, ten years of age and Crispin, seven.
The struggle of their family really affected me the most because what they experienced is still being experienced today without any hint of a doubt. Sisa, as a loving and caring mother to her two sons always consider the condition and the wellbeing of her children.
She represents all Filipina mothers and our country the Philippines as our only motherland which always care and provide for us, the children of this country, we Filipinos.
However, unlike Sisa, Pedro is the personification of a cruel and abusive husband and a citizen of this nation who always think of himself by satisfying his addiction to all kinds of vices without considering the negative and abusive effect of such to his people and motherland.
Basilio and Crispin were the clear and convincing representation of child abuse and slavery which still prospers even of today. There were the victims of cruelty and abuse by the church and the people in authority who are willing to kill just to enrich and provide more to themselves even in inhuman ways.
Rizal was indeed successful if not triumphant in his aim to influence and educate his readers to realize the current socio-political scenario of their times. In his novel, Rizal was able to tackle and to attack the weakness and cancer of society, both old and new.Rizal continued with this novel in Paris, France after he finished his medicine course.
Jose Rizal finished the last sections of the novel in Berlin, Germany. Rizal drew his inspiration in writing Noli Me Tangere from a book entitled Uncle Tom’s Cabin which was authored by Harriet Beacher Stowe. About Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not).
The great novel of the Philippines In more than a century since its appearance, José Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere has become widely known as the great novel of the Philippines.
A passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression, torture, and murder, “The Noli,” as it is called in the Philippines, was the first major artistic. Re-visiting Rizal's radicalism and views on women in the colonial formation of the Philippines under Spanish rule.
Oct 15, · Sisa – the mother of Basilio and Crispín, who went insane after losing her sons Basilio – the elder son of Sisa. Crispín – the younger son of Sisa who died from the punishment of the soldiers from the false accusation of stealing an amount of money.
Teodora Alonso is Don Rafael Ibarra and Sisa When Rizal was in the Ateneo Municipal School in , he received word that his beloved mother, Dona Teodora Alonso, was imprisoned because of an accusation made by her sister-in-law, Teodora Formosa, that she tried to poison her. Noli Me Tángere has 5, ratings and reviews.
K.D. said: This book is the most important literary work in the Philippines. One hundred twenty-six (1 /5.