During the glooming winter of Berlin
-Rizal was famished. ill. and despondent.
-Notwithstanding his empty tummy. his painful coughing. and his despairing spirit. he continued composing his first novel. -He finished the novel on February 21. 1887
It was the Noli Me Tangere. His first novel.
*Idea of Writing A Novel on Philippines*
– His reading Harriet Beecher Stowe’s uncle Tom’s Cabin. which portrays the ferociousnesss of American slave-owners and the hapless conditions of the unfortunate Black. slaves. inspired Dr. Rizal to fix a novel on the Philippines. -He was so a pupil in the Central University of Madrid.
-In a reunion of Filipinos in the house of the paternos in Madrid on January 2. 1884. -Among whom were the paternos ( Pedro. Maximino. and Antonio ) . Graciano Lopez Jaena. Evaristo Aguirre. Eduardo do de lete. Julio Llorante. and Valentin Ventura.
*The Writing of the ”Noli. ”*
-Toward the 1884. Rizal began composing the novel in Madrid and finished about one –haft of it. -He went to Paris in 1885. after finishing his surveies in the Universidad Central de Madrid. -He wrote the last 4th of the novel in Germany.
-During the dark yearss of December. 1886.
-He wrote to his friend. Fernando Canon ; “I did non believe that the Noli Me Tangere would of all time be published when I was in Berlin. heart-broken weakened. and discouraged from hungriness and want. -In mid-December. a telegram Barcelona arrived.
-It was sent by Dr. Maximo Viola.
*The Man who Saved the “Noli. ”*
-The first edition of the Noli was printed in Berlin in 1887. -The cost of
printing was 300 pesos ( progress by Vioa ) for 2. 000 transcripts. – A dedicatory autograph as follows: “To my beloved Friend. Maximo Viola. the first to read and appreciate my work – Jose Rizal. March 29. 1887. Berlin. ”
-This Date- March 29. 1887. is a important day of the month for it was when the Noli Me Tangere came off the imperativeness.
*The Title of the Novel. *
-The rubric Noli Me Tangere. isa a Latin phrase which means “Touch me Not. ” -Rizal. composing to Felix R. Hidalgo in French in March 1887. -It should be the Gospel of st. John ( chapter 20. Poetries 13 to 17 ) .
*The author’s Dedication. *
-Rizal dedicated the Noli Me Tangere to the Philippines – “To My Country. ”
*Synopsis of the “Noli”*
-The Novel Noli Me Tangere contains 63 chapters and an epilogue.
-It Begins with a response given by Capitan Tiago ( Santiago de los Santos )
-at his house in Calle Analoague ( now Juan Luna Street ) on the last twenty-four hours of October.
-This Reception or dinner was given in award of Crisostomo Ibarra.
-Among the invitees during the response were Padre Damaso. a Franciscan mendicant who had been parish priest of San Diego ( Calamba ) .
-Padre Sibyla. a immature Dominican parish Priest of binondo.
-Senior Guevara. an aged and sort lieutenant of the Guardian Civi.
-Don Tiburcio de Espadania. a fake Spanish Doctor. square. and henpecked hubby of Donia Victorina ; and several ladies.
-During the dinner the conversation on Ibarra’s surveies and travels abroad.
-Padre damaso was in bad temper because he got a bony cervix and difficult wing of the poulet tinola.
-Ibarra left capitan tiago’s house to return to his hotel.
-Don Rafael’s male parent was a rich and courageous adult male.
-He visited Maria Clara. his childhood sweetie.
-Ibarra was angered by the grave-digger’s narrative.
-Ibarra’s left the graveyard. on the manner. he met padre salvi. Franciscan
parish priest of san Diego.
-In his town. Ibarra met several interesting people. such as the wise old adult male Tasio the sage. “Tasio the Lunatic. ”
-Governadoroillo. who catered to wants of the Spanish parish priest ; Don Filipo Lino. teniente city manager and leader.
-Don Melchor. the captain of the cuadrilleros ( town Police ) .
-Capitan tiago. Maria Clara and aunt Isabel who took attention of Maria Clara. after mother’s decease arrive in san diego.
-Ibarra and his friends gave a field day in the lake.
-Among those present in the field day. were Maria Clara and her four miss friends. “the merry sinang. the grave Victoria. the beautiful Iday. and the thoughtful Neneng. ”