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Jayv Nicolai N.

Parnada 8:00 – 9:00 AM


BS AMT – II March 15, 2017
Mrs. Yolanda Masicampo RIZAL

Comparative Analysis of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo

Noli Me Tangere El Filibusterismo


Setting The setting is 19th century in the The story El Filibusterismo is set in the
Philippines during the latter years of the Philippines. It is about a wealthy Cuban
country as Spain's only colony in Asia. jeweler who goes to the Philippines in
an attempt to work for the governor
general, but he is planning to start a
revolution against the authorities.

Characters Crisostomo Ibarra, Maria Clara, Elias, Simuon, Basilio, Isagani, Kabesang Tales,
padre Damaso, Capitan Tiago Paulitang Gomez, Macaraig, Father
Tolentino, Julianito Pelaez, Doña Victorina

Plot "Noli Me Tangere" is a 19th Century novel The hero of El Filibusterismo is a rich
by Jose Rizal that dramatically showcases jeweler named Simoun. He was
the persecution of a socialite in the Crisostomo Ibarra of the Noli, who, with
Philippines by religious hypocrisy and Elias’ help, escaped from the pursuing
corruption. Rizal’s main character, Juan soldiers at Laguna de Bay, dug up his
Crisóstomo Ibarra y Magsalin, has returned buried treasure, and fled to Cuba where he
to the Philippines from abroad. He is at became rich and befriended many Spanish
first surrounded by good friends, a officials. After many years he returned to
beautiful fiancée and a supportive upper the Philippines, where he freely moved
class, but a priest with a vendetta against around. He is a powerful figure not only
Ibarra’s late father torments him. because he is a rich jeweler but also
because he is a good friend and adviser of
the governor general.

Message The message of Noli Me Tangere, where The message of the novel is clear: the
the revolution was standing appreciation of present system of governing the
the natural rights of the Filipino. Became Philippines through corrupt and self-
the subject of a talk by Simoun and seeking officials, dominated by the friars
Basilio's "Hispanization of right," which is and being submissive to their interests in
about changing the native and foreign way one fashion or another, can only lead to
of life. Simoun insisted that compelled the disaster for Spain. By its nature and
Filipino regain their native character. operation the system without doubt drives
all intelligent, generous, hard-working,
courageous, and loyal citizens, even those
most devoted to Spain, into opposition,
crime, and subversion.