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President Taft did not choose Aguinaldo because he was too militaristic; Rizal fitted the ideal of national leader for the Filipinos. It is worth emphasizing that unlike the designation of the Narra as the National tree, or the Mango as the National fruit, ejusdem generis, there is no law designating Rizal as the Philippine national hero. If you are interested in reading a more academic approach of why Rizal is worthy of being labeled as the Philippine national hero, read Leon M.

The title is not a mere designation. Rizal Without the Overcoat endeavors to present Rizal, without the overcoat, the overcoat of the European influence embossed upon this enamored persona though his European education. In some sense, this could be certainly taken as a post-colonial approach in viewing Rizal.

The book is a compilation of articles Ambeth Ocampo wrote in a Philippine newspaper, which says a lot about his writings. Popular history is history writing striving for a very wide audience of non-specialists. Be critical in reading Ocampo, you may just subliminally fall into his bandwagon.

But is there a need to remove the overcoat? Who is Rizal but the man who sought education in the foreign shores to liberate his people? Is he too not defined by the knowledge, motivations, social stimuli he encountered wearing that overcoat? Is the overcoat not a part of who Rizal truly is?

Rizal did not write for the masses, the two seminal novels were originally written in Spanish, a Lingua Franca known only to the Filipino landed elite, the landlords, and even to them a limited number was capable of reading.

More importantly, books were a luxury then compared to today. Noli and El Fili were inaccessible when it first came out. Posted by.


Rizal Without the Overcoat

Oct 16, Jr Bacdayan rated it liked it Finally! My semester has just ended. Anyway, one of my courses this semester was PI or the "Rizal" course. I used to be a brash and outspoken young man always quick to make assumptions and always fiery with passion for what I deemed was right; even when all I had was a premature conclusion. I brought this attitude here in our university and was quickly humbled by men and women that maintained their calm and adhered to logic, not sudden whims and misguided passion. This, I said to myself is what I wish to become. I resolutely set to change my ways and actions.


Rizal without the overcoat

The idea was that Rizal was against the revolution, and he became the national hero only because of the Americans who sponsored and encouraged his cult. Americans chose Rizal as the foremost national hero because he was non-violent and reformist, unlike Bonifacio and Aguinaldo. Americans also had overemphasized Rizal and regarded other heroes like Bonifacio and Mabini as second-class heroes. Rizal was not an American-sponsored hero. Even before his death, many people of his time have looked up to him as a hero long before the Americans …show more content… How he is viewed can help define the course of our history. What are some of the claims made about the existence of a third Rizal novel? How did the author come to the conclusion that it is his discovery, the Makamisa, that is the third Rizal novel and not the ones that other researchers have discovered?





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