An Essay About Jose Rizal

1146 Words Feb 27th, 2013 5 Pages

Who is Jose Rizal to common people? What is the impact of his life, woks and writings? When we ask most average persons today these questions, they might answer something like, he is our national hero, he died in Bagumbayan, and he wrote two great novels. Beyond that nothing more is explicitly said about Jose Rizal. As I read through the chapters of the book I have come discover many more things that is admirable about this man. In his childhood, he wrote a poem to his fellow children reminding them to always love their native tongue. The children of today tend to like the invaders tongue. Maybe they are ashamed of their true language assuming that they are more superior if they speak the more popular
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I will take the road less travelled but I think it has a great impact on the readers. I would like to give my view on what Rizal wrote on the young women of Malolos. He said that he admired the bravery of these women to no longer be flowers without perfume or fruits without sap. In the times of Rizal women are just plain housewives, as he mentioned just taking care of the babies and at night praying the novenas. Women back then are of little importance to the community. But the young women of Malolos were one of the first to fight to have an education. They no longer want to feel useless. They are the first to make their voice be heard without fear, asking for equality. An attribute that Rizal so admired in his writing. The young women of Malolos wanted to add something on their intellect by having access to instructive books. By having to learn the Spanish language, to have equal opportunities with knowledge, knowledge that is the key of having a bright future, knowledge that provides information, knowledge that helps make an informed decision.

And what better way to acquire knowledge than through education. Education that is somewhat being taken for granted by many. Some students resort to dropping out. Why would they do that? While back then the women of Malolos are fighting for education? Education is the most important aspect in the development of a person, as

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