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RIZALS SECERET MISSION

To observe keenly the life and culture, languages and costumes, industries and commerce, and governments and laws of the European nations order to prepare himself in the mighty task of liberating his oppressed people from Spanish tyranny.

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IDEA OF WRITING A NOVEL ON THE PHILIPPINES

Uncle Toms Cabin authored by Harriet Beecher Stowe. -Portrays the brutalities of American slave-owners and pathetic conditions of the unfortunate Negro slaves. January 2, 1884 Rizal proposed the writing of a novel about the Philippines at the Paternos residence in Madrid.

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THOSE PRESENT WERE:

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THE WRITING OF THE NOLI

1884 finished about one half of the novel in Madrid. 1885 after studying at Central University of Madrid, he finished one half of the second half. - Finished the last fourth of the novel in Germany.

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April-June, 1886 wrote the last few chapters of Noli in Wilhelsfeld. February 1886 Rizal made the final revisions on the manuscript of the Noli in Berlin. - He was depressed during this time and almost threw the novel into the fire.

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VIOLA THE SAVIOR OF NOLI

Dr. Maximo Viola scion of a rich family of San


Miguel, Bulacan. - wrote a telegram to Rizal stating that he would come to Berlin. - was shocked to find Rizal living in poverty. - financed the printing of Noli.

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Rizal deleted passages in his manuscript, including a whole chapter, Elias and Salome, to save printing expenses.

February 21, 1887 Rizal found a printing shop named Berliner Buchdruckrei-ActionGesselschaft,with the lowest rate of 300 pesos for 2,000 copies of the novel.

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RIZAL SUSPECTED AS FRENCH SPY

Chief police of Berlin paid a sudden visit to Rizals boarding house requesting to see his passport. -gave Rizal 4 days to comply with the document, otherwise he would be departed. Rizal does not have a passport because during that time, it was possible to travel without a passport.

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RIZAL SUSPECTED AS FRENCH SPY

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PRINTING OF THE NOLI FINISHED

March 21, 1887 Noli Me Tangere came of the press. - sent the first copies of the printed novel to his intimate friends; Blumentritt, Dr. Antonio Ma. Regidor, G. Lopez-Jaena, Mariano Ponce, and Felix R. Hidago. March 29, 1887 gave Viola the galley proofs of the Noli carefully rolled with the pen that he used in writing it.

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THE TITLE OF THE NOVEL

Touch Me Not in Latin March 5, 1887 Rizal wrote to Felix Hidalgo stating the origin of the title. Noli Me Tangere are words taken from the Gospel of St. Luke which signifies, do not touch me. Rizal made a mistake. It should be the Gospel of St. John. (Chapter 20, Verses 13-17) Noli contains 63 chapters and an epilogue.
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THE NOLI BASED ON TRUTH

Unlike many literary works, it was a true story of the Philippine conditions during the last decades of the Spanish rule. The places, the characters, and situations really existed. I can prove them Rizal said.

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THE CHARACTERS:

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RIZALS FRIENDS PRAISED THE NOLI

Blumetritts Letter was the most congratulatory letter Rizal received.

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Dr. Antonio Ma. Regidor a Filipino patriot and lawyer who had been exiled due to his complicity in the Cavite Mutiny of 1972. - wrote to Rizal on May 3, 1887 in London.

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