Exile in Dapitan

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Chapter 22 Exile in Dapitan, 1892-96 Rizal lived in exile in far away Dapitan, a remote town in Mindanao w/c was under the missionary jurisdiction of the Jesuits, from 1892-1896. This four year interregnum in his life was tediously unexciting, but was abundantly fruitful w/ varied achievements. He practiced medicine, pursued scientific studies, continued his artistic and literary works widened his knowledge of languages, established a school for boys, promoted community development projects, invented a wooden machine for making bricks and engaged in farming and commerce. Beginning of Exile in Dapitan The steamer Cebu that brought Rizal to Dapitan also carried a letter from Father Pablo Pastells, to Father Antonio Obach, Jesuit…show more content…
And Rizal, in grateful reciprocation gave her Jesuit opponent in debate a bust of St. Paul w/c he had made. Rizal Challenges a Frenchman to Duel ( Mr. Juan Lardet- a French acquaintance in Dapitan and also a businessman had a quarrel w/ Rizal. Because this man purchased many logs from the lands of Rizal. It so Happened that some of the logs were of poor quality. ( Lardet, in a letter to Antonio Miranda, a Dapitan Merchant and friend of Rizal expressed his disgust w/ the business deal. Miranda, forwarded the letter to Rizal, one of the hero’s weaknesses noted was sensitivity. When he read Lardet’s letter he flared up in anger so he confronted Lardet and challenge him to a duel. ( When the commandant heard of the incident, Carnicero told the Frenchman to apologize rather than to accept the challenge. So Lardet wrote a letter to Rizal apologizing for the insulting comment. Rizal and father Sanchez ( Father Francisco de Paula Sanchez was the only Spanish priest to defend Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere in public. Despite his failure to convinced Rizal to discard his unorthodox views on the Catholic religion, Father Sanchez enjoyed Rizal’s company. On his birthday Rizal gave him a precious birthday gift- a manuscript entitled Estudios sobre la lengua tagala (Studies on the Tagalog language) Rizal’s Encounter w/ the Friars Spy ( Pablo Mercado was Florencio Namanan a native of Cagayan de Misamis. He was hired by the Recollect Friars to a secret mission in Dapitan – to

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