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Jose Rizal: A Hero and an Artist

Jose Rizal: A Hero and an Artist

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This essays shows Rizal's talent as an artist and how it has reflected his life
This essays shows Rizal's talent as an artist and how it has reflected his life

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Published by: Pat on Feb 26, 2011
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Patrick C. Agonias 02/11/11 AB
Jose Rizal, we know him as our national hero. His courage and sense of nationalism hashelped to instigate the hearts of the Filipino people to rise up against their Spanish oppressors.The novels; Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo propelled him into becoming the leadingproponent against the Spanish rule in the Philippines. Unfortunately these very noble acts havelead into his eventual capture and execution. The life he lived is a testament that nationalismwithin one person could envelop a whole country into a full blown revolution. Although in mainstream he is a patriot, but not much light is shown on his life as an artist. He isvery prolific and made various paintings, sketches as well as sculptures. Having lots of sweethearts he made portraits of them and his closest friends such as Ferdinand Blummentritand Juan Luna. Being an intellectual he also made anatomical drawings of insects and plantssince he studied medicine during his years studying in the University of Sto. Tomas. Also, whiletravelling he liked to make panoramic paintings or pencil sketches of the landscapes of theplaces he passes by or stays in. However, his real talent laid in writing. At a very young age heis able to write poetry and simple essays and as he grew he made novels and also more poemsand complex essays with deep meanings and messages addressing to the Filipinos with topicsabout education, religion and government. Truly, Jose Rizal is a true renaissance man. For oneperson he had managed to have the knowledge of both science and art. All of these skills havemade him a person to be truly admired and as a role model to the Filipinos.Going through his works, the most significant ones are those made during his childhood years.Due to the fact that in some point in his life as an adult the things he believed in the past wouldbe challenged and would radically change his views up until his death. Another is that his pastworks will greatly reflect him as he becomes the hero that his people knew him today. Thefollowing works are the most significant in my opinion based on the ideals he cherished most.The first one is his poem entitled:
“Sa aking Kabata
This piece talks about many importantissues. Love for our nation and native tongue is the main idea of the poem. Then if analyzed

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