Noli Me Tangere 5th Edition By Maria Odulio De Guzman Officer
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Noli Me Tangere 5th Edition By Maria Odulio De Guzman Officer: A Review
Noli Me Tangere, which means \"Touch Me Not\" in Latin, is a novel by Filipino writer JosÃ Rizal. It was first published in 1887 and is considered one of the most influential works of Philippine literature. The novel depicts the social and political conditions of the Philippines under Spanish colonial rule, and exposes the abuses and corruption of the friars and the government.
The novel tells the story of CrisÃstomo Ibarra, a young man who returns to the Philippines after seven years of studying in Europe. He is the son of Don Rafael Ibarra, a wealthy landowner who was unjustly accused of being a subversive and died in prison. CrisÃstomo hopes to marry his childhood sweetheart, MarÃa Clara, the beautiful daughter of Captain Tiago, a rich and influential businessman. However, his plans are thwarted by a series of obstacles, such as the meddling of Padre DÃmaso, MarÃa Clara's former parish priest and biological father; the scheming of Padre Salvi, the current parish priest who lusts after MarÃa Clara; and the intrigues of Don Pedro Eibarramendia, CrisÃstomo's distant relative who covets his wealth and inheritance.
CrisÃstomo also becomes involved in the reform movement, which seeks to improve the conditions of the native Filipinos through education and representation. He befriends Elias, a mysterious boatman who saves his life several times and who turns out to be a leader of a secret society that fights for independence from Spain. He also meets other characters who represent different aspects of Philippine society, such as Pilosopo Tasyo, a wise and eccentric philosopher; Sisa, a madwoman whose sons were tortured by the civil guards; Basilio and CrispÃn, Sisa's sons who work as sacristans in the church; DoÃa Victorina, a vain and pretentious woman who tries to imitate Spanish culture; Don Tiburcio de EspadaÃa, DoÃa Victorina's lame and henpecked husband; Linares, a young Spaniard who is sent by Padre DÃmaso to marry MarÃa Clara; and many others.
The novel ends with a series of tragic events that lead to CrisÃstomo's downfall. He is falsely accused of instigating a rebellion and is hunted by the authorities. He discovers that MarÃa Clara has entered a convent to avoid marrying Linares. He confronts Padre Salvi and learns that he has been keeping MarÃa Clara's letters to him. He also finds out that his father's corpse was dug up by the friars and thrown into a lake. He decides to join Elias in his fight for freedom, but they are both wounded by the civil guards. Elias dies in CrisÃstomo's arms, while CrisÃstomo escapes with the help of some friends. He vows to continue his struggle for justice and reforms.
Noli Me Tangere 5th Edition By Maria Odulio De Guzman Officer is a revised version of the original novel that was published in 1950 by G.O.T. Publishers. It is translated into Filipino from Spanish by Domingo D. de Guzman and Maria Odulio de Guzman, who are both respected educators and writers. The edition aims to make the novel more accessible and understandable to Filipino readers, especially students. It also includes annotations, explanations, illustrations, and historical notes that enrich the reading experience.
Noli Me Tangere 5th Edition By Maria Odulio De Guzman Officer is a valuable contribution to Philippine literature and culture. It preserves and promotes Rizal's masterpiece, which is not only a work of art but also a testament of Filipino nationalism and identity. aa16f39245