His martyrdom convinced Filipinos that there was no alternative to independence from Spain.This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.Although he had no connections with that organization and he had had no part in the insurrection, Rizal was arrested and tried for sedition by the military.
I never really felt Rizal’s importance and presence in our culture.
In fact, if not for this paper, the importance of Jose Rizal would have never crossed my mind. Jose Rizal was nothing more than another lesson to learn about in History to me.
He sparked the 1896 revolution against the Spaniards.
He was a reformist, a novelist, a poet, a novelist, journalist, an optalmologist, and revolutionary.
He became a traveler, and each country he visited, there were always important events that occurred.
Rizal wrote two novels, the “Noli Me Tangere” and the second part of it, the “El Filibusterismo”. Rizal, a brave and a man of his word, was never afraid whatever the consequences he may suffer because of his writings that are against the friars and also to Spaniards. He consecrated his God-given talent, and even sacrificed his own life, for the redemption and welfare of his people.A society blinded by the western culture and glamour.Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, known as Jose Rizal, the greatest hero of the Philippines was indeed the pride of Malayan race. He was richly dowered by God with superb intellectual, moral, and physical qualities.You do not see anyone wearing authentic Filipino clothing as their everyday wear.We are all living with western influence and some of us do not even realize that we are slowly losing our identity as Filipino’s. Given that a bigger percentage of our lifestyles today is heavily influenced by a culture that is not even close to our own.He gave importance to education, our freedom, promoting peace and equality, being proud of our filipino heritage, and many more.Although, while I was growing up, he was never one of my idols, or someone i really looked up to.All these things made me realize that all the more Dr.Jose Rizal, our national hero is relevant in today’s society.Our so called “Filipino Artists” promote the style and genre made in the western culture.Even the clothes we wear are not of our own culture.