Life and works of rizal book

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Librarika: Dr. Jose P. Rizal (Life, Works and Writings)

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An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain. He was executed by the Spanish colonial government for the crime of rebellion after the Philippine Revolution , inspired in part by his writings, broke out.

The Life and Works of José Rizal

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Rizal wrote this literary poem when he was still studying at the University of Sto. Tomas UST. Originally written in Spanish A la juventud filipina , Rizal submitted this piece for a poem contest organized for Filipinos by the Manila Lyceum of Art and Literature. At the age of 18, this work is beaming with strong messages to convince readers, the youth in particular, that they are the hope of the nation. Rizal won the first prize and was rewarded with a feather-shaped silver pen and a diploma. This literary piece gives an insight into the romantic relationship of Rizal and his beloved, Leonor Rivera. The two met when in the province of Dagupan when Rivera was only years-old.

While living in Europe, Rizal wrote about the discrimination that accompanied Spain's colonial rule of his country.
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He was the seventh child in a family of 11 children 2 boys and 9 girls. Both his parents were educated and belonged to distinguished families. Cruz, Manila. At the age of 3, he learned the alphabet from his mother; at 5, while learning to read and write, he already showed inclinations to be an artist. He astounded his family and relatives by his pencil drawings and sketches and by his moldings of clay.


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    José Rizal book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. ABOUT THIS BOOKA classic biography of the Philippines' National Hero .

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