rizal chapter 14 and 15

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Chapter 14: Rizal in London (1888-1889) Rizal lived in London from May 1888- March 1889 He chose London for 3 reasons: 1. to improve his knowledge of the English language 2. to study & annotate Morga's Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas 3. London was a safe place for him to carry on his fight against Spanish tyranny Trip Across the Atlantic The Trans-Atlantic voyage of Rizal from New York to Liverpool was a pleasant one He won many friends of different nationalities on board the City of Rome Rizal entertained the passengers with his marvelous skill with the yo-yo as an offensive weapon He discussed with some American newspapermen about social & political problems & found them to be inadequate in geo-politics Life in London Rizal arrived in…show more content…
received news on Fray Rodriguez' unabated attack on his Noli In defense, he wrote La Vision del Fray Rodriguez ( The Vision of Fray Rodriguez) under his pen name Dimas Alang In La Vision, he demonstrated 2 things: -his profound knowledge of religion -his biting satire "Letter to the Young Women of Malolos" in Tagalog (Feb.22,1889) upon request of M.H.del Pilar to praise the young women of Malolos for their courage to establish a school where they could learn Spanish, despite the opposition of Fr.Felipe Garcia Dr.Rost, editor of Trubner's Record, a journal devoted to Asian studies, requested Rizal to contribute some articles Rizal prepared 2 articles: -"Specimens of Tagal Folklore" -"Two Eastern Fables" Romance with Gertrude Beckett Gertrude (Gettie) is the oldest of the three Beckett sisters She was a buxom English girl with brown hair, blue eyes, & rosy cheeks She fell in love with Rizal Rizal found exhilarating joy in Gertrude's company Their friendship drifted towards romance But Rizal suddenly realized he could'nt marry Gettie for he had a mission to fulfill in life Adios, London With iron will, he suppressed the passionate yearning of his heart & decided to go away so that Gettie may forget him Before leaving London, he finished 4 sculptural works Mar.19,1889- Rizal left London for Paris Chapter 15 Rizal's Second Sojourn in Paris and the Universal Exposition of 1889 Paris in the spring of 1889 was bursting with gaeity and excitement because of the

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