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Noli Me Tangere Summary Chapters 1-10 by: ..o..o..o..

Chapter 1: A Feast On the month of October, Kapitan Tiago (whose whole name is Don Santiago de los Santos) is organizing a l ! rio s feast. "t will be held in his home, which is located in the town of San Diego# more specifically, in $nloage Street. The g ests arri%e that e%ening, greeted by Tiya "sabel, the co sin of Kapitan Tiago. &adre Damaso, &adre Sal%i, Tenyente ' e%arra (captain of the ci%il g ard), and a foreigner with red hair from another co ntry are some of the important g ests that come to the gathering. There is a heated disc ssion amongst them regarding the ethics of the (ilipino c lt re, Tobacco monopoly, and the Spaniards) harsh ins lts against the (ilipinos. "t was also re%ealed that &adre Damaso has been ser%ing as a priest of San Diego for *+ years. Tenyente ' e%arra and &adre Damaso gets into an arg ment, and &adre Sal%i has to calm his fellow priest. Some other prominent fig res arri%e, s ch as Don Tib rcio and his wife, Donya ,ictorina. Analysis: "n this chapter, -izal ill strates the typical (ilipino c lt re of in%iting one)s self to a party, regardless of one)s presence in said party being .nown or not by the host. /eca se of this, the host always has to prepare a lot more, ca sing hardships for most rich people. Kapitan Tiago)s ho se symbolizes the &hilippines 0 both are .nown to be %ery hospitable. 1%eryone is welcome to come and %isit, especially foreigners. This chapter also shows the conflict between The 2h rch and The State. &adre Damaso symbolizes The 2h rch, while Tenyente ' e%arra symbolizes The State.. ..o..o..o..

Chapter 2: Crisostomo Ibarra Don 2risostomo "barra, who has come from 3 years of st dying in 1 rope, arri%es at the feast wearing clothes that ob%io sly seems li.e they are for mo rning, accompanied by the party0planner, Kapitan Tiago. "barra is introd ced to the other g ests of the party as the son of Kapitan Tiago)s deceased friend. &adre Damaso and "barra meets, and immediately Damaso e!presses his disli.e for "barra. $ltho gh "barra e!tends a greeting towards the priest, Damaso was a friend of his father, the priest ignores "barra)s o tstretched hand and says that "barra)s father was no friend of his. $pplying the 4estern manners he had learned from 1 rope, "barra goes aro nd and introd ces himself to the %ario s party g ests. Kapitan Tinong, one of the g ests, approaches "barra and in%ites him to l nch the ne!t day. "barra declines politely, saying that he has errands that he has to r n. $ll the g ests are called to ha%e l nch. Analysis: "barra represents the ed cated yo th, who ha%e bro ght new insights and .nowledge from other co ntries. This .nowledge that "barra has is feared by those who are in power, beca se they don)t want to be o%erthrown. One good trait that -izal pointed o t is introd cing one)s self when no one will introd ce yo . ..o..o..o.. Chapter 3: The Dinner 1%eryone heads to the l nch table to seat themsel%es. &adre Damaso and Sibyla offer each other the head seat by the end of the table with fa.e .indness. "barra tells stories of his time spent abroad, where he re%eals that he has been to many co ntries and has learned a lot of other lang ages and c lt res. "barra realizes the feast

was prepared in his honor when he is ser%ed the meatiest part of the tinola ($ well0.nown (ilipino dish). This enrages &adre Damaso e%en more, and the padre starts to ta nt "barra with his ha ghty and bitter comments. "barra simply remains calm. $ while later, "barra stands p to lea%e. Kapitan Tiago halts him, informing the yo ng man that the lo%e of his life, 5aria 2lara, will be arri%ing soon. "barra, howe%er, his lea%e, b t promises to come bac. again the ne!t day. Analysis: &adre Damaso)s ins lts to "barra only show the Spaniards) disappro%al in ed cating (ilipino yo ths o tside of the co ntry, 6 st so that they can .eep the (ilipinos 7nai%e,7 and they can stay in power. ..o..o..o.. Chapter 4: The Heretic an the Filib!ster "barra is now the streets of San Diego when Tenyente ' e%arra catches p with him. The Tenyente warns him to be caref l, or else he will end p li.e his father. S rprised, "barra immediately 8 estions Tenyente ' e%arra abo t the fate of his father. The Tenyente goes on to tell "barra that altho gh his father Don -afael was one of the wealthiest and most respected men in the town, there were many Spaniards and priests who were angry at Don -afael. $ few months after "barra had left for 1 rope, Don -afael and &adre Damaso had a big conflict. Don -afael)s enemies ganged p on him, acc sing him of .illing a ta! collector, being a heretic and filib ster, ins lting the priests behind their bac.s, and many more. 9e was con%icted and placed behind bars. Tenyente ' e%arra tried to help by getting Don -afael a good lawyer. 4hen Don -afael was abo t to be set free (the lawyer won the case), he died inside his prison cell d e to the sic.ness he had de%eloped d ring his capti%ity. Tenyente ' e%arra ends there, telling "barra that Kapitan Tiago will contin e the rest of the story ne!t time. "barra rides a kalesa (horse0drawn carriage) to his temporary residence, Fonda de Lala. "otes: Heretic 0 someone who does not belie%e in 'od or has betrayed 9im and the -oman 2atholic 2h rch. Don -afael was con%icted of this beca se he was

acc sed of reading the contro%ersial boo. 71l 2orreo de :ltramar.7 Filib!ster 0 enemy of the state;go%ernment# someone who has gone against laws or people of the go%ernment. One of the reasons Don -afael was con%icted of this is beca se he fre8 ently wore a /arong Tagalog, a formal (ilipino s it, which apparently was a sign of rebellion for the Spaniards. #tory o$ the ta% collector an Don &a$ael 0 $ (ilipino child was f n of a ta! collector. "n his f ry, the ta! collector started to beat the child se%erely. Don -afael, to sa%e the child, hit the ta! collector with a roc., and the ta! collector died. ..o..o..o.. Chapter ': A #tar in the Dar( "i)ht "barra reaches his hotel, Fonda de Lala. 9e enters his room and sits by the window sill, at the %ast s.y o tside as he ponders abo t his father)s fate. 9is tho ghts are a 6 mbled mess of sad and conflicted emotions. 9e obser%es a bright ho se in the far distance, with m sic and so nds of sil%erware coming from it. Said ho se is Kapitan Tiago)s ho se, where 5aria 2lara, his da ghter, has 6oined the party. 9er bea ty is thoro ghly described. She is being admired by e%eryone in the crowd: &adre Sibyla tal.s to her animatedly, Donya ,ictorina combs her hair, and a certain (ranciscan priest named &adre Sal%i, the parish priest of San Diego, cannot ta.e his eyes off of her. "barra, with his hea%y tho ghts, falls asleep, and p to a new day. Analysis: "n this chapter, -izal s.ilf lly portrays the contrasting emotions that "barra feels. 4hile he is in grief abo t his father, "barra also sees the happiness emanating from Kapitan T"ago)s ho se. ..o..o..o.. Chapter *: Captain Tia)o This chapter simply describes Kapitan Tiago. Visit his character page by clicking his name for more detailed descriptions.

Kapitan Tiago is a rich and therefore, infl ential person in the town of San Diego. 9e is friends with those who ha%e positions in the go%ernment, and the priests as well. 9e thin.s of himself as a tr e Spaniard, and not a (ilipino. $s a child, he was not sent to school by his father. 9e was a helper of a Domican priest, who also became his teacher. 4hen his dad and teacher died, he became a b sinessman. Donya &ia $lba, a bea tif l yo ng woman from Santa 2r z, became his wife, and the two wor.ed at their b siness (selling s gar and other prod cts) ntil they e%ent ally became rich. The co ple also became friends with Don -afael, the father of 2risostomo "barra. 4hen Tiago and &ia were married for si! years, they co ldn)t bear any children. They tried many different s perstitio s methods ntil finally &adre Damaso ad%ised them to go to a holy mass and procession at the town of :bando. &ia $lba became pregnant, and 5aria 2lara was th s born. &ia died right after 5aria 2lara was born beca se she was already too to begin with. Tiya "sabel, Tiago)s sister, too. care of 5aria 2lara together with Tiago. &adre Damaso also became 5aria 2lara)s christened godfather. 5aria 2lara and 2risostomo "barra became childhood friends. Analysis: Tiago represents the wealthy (ilipinos bac. in the Spanish time who had the 7colonial mentality7 0 they accepted the Spanish)s con8 ering of the co ntry, and e%en saw themsel%es as Spaniards. They were friends with the Spanish a thorities as well. ..o..o..o.. Chapter +: &en e,-o!s on the Terrace 5aria 2lara and Tiya "sabel attends early morning ch rch, b t comes bac. home right after. 5aria 2lara is sewing when she hears a car o tside, followed by the %oice of "barra. "n a panic, she goes to her room, where Tiya "sabel helps her freshen p and her loo. presentable before she faces "barra.

"barra and 5aria 2lara then has a romantic re nion by the terrace. 5aria 2lara as.s him if he)s forgotten her beca se of the many girls he might ha%e met abroad, and "barra answers that he can ne%er forget her, for she is always on his mind. 5aria 2lara then brings o t a letter than "barra had gi%en her before he left for 1 rope. She reads this o t lo d, and it states Don -afael)s reason for sending "barra to another co ntry: he wanted "barra to learn abo t life from other places so that he may ser%e the &hilippines one day. $fter 5aria 2lara reads the letter, "barra remembers that he has something important to do. Analysis: -izal ill strates tr e lo%e in this chapter. 5aria 2lara and "barra, tho gh apart for so long, still remember their lo%e for each other, and ha%e e%en .ept mementos from each other in the past. ..o..o..o.. Chapter .: &ecollections $s "barra is riding a kalesa, he obser%es that many things aro nd the town had not changed, e%en after all these years. 9e passes a few Talisay trees that he remembers from the past, and the street %endors by the streets. 9e passes the carriage of &adre Damaso, who doesn)t seem to ha%e noticed him. "barra also passes by the sea, and it is then he recalls that across the %ast sea is 1 rope, whose co ntries ne%er stop growing and de%eloping. Analysis: This chapter represents the &hilippines, who in the long period of Spanish colonization, ne%er changed, 6 st as San Diego, the fictional town, had not changed since "barra had last been there. ..o..o..o.. Chapter /: 0ocal A$$airs "n front of Kapitan Tiago)s ho se is a carriage, where Tiya "sabel and 5aria 2lara are

sitting in, abo t to lea%e for the Beaterio. &adre Damaso, who came to tal. to Kapitan Tiago, comes across them before he enters the ho se to loo. for Kapitan Tiago. 4ith a sense or rgency, the &adre and Kapitan Tiago enter a room, the door firmly sh t, in order to be able to tal. pri%ately. The scene perspecti%e changes to &adre Sibyla who is hastily his way to the Dominican con%ent .nown as Puerta de Isabel II. 9e enters the con%ent and enters the room of a priest of a m ch higher ran. compared to he. Sibyla tells the priest of &adre Damaso and "barra)s enco nter with each other the night before. The two tal. more abo t "barra, 5aria 2lara, and Kapitan Tiago, re%ealing that "barra and 5aria 2lara ha%e an arranged marriage with one another, as promised by Kapitan Tiago and Don -afael, the co ple)s parents, a long time ago. /ac. to &adre Damaso. 9e e!its the room with Kapitan Tiago, warning Tiago to ne%er again .eep secrets from him, for he is 5aria 2lara)s godfather. 4hen the &adre e!its, Tiago, who loo.s worried and conflicted, blows o t the candles he had pre%io sly lighted, praying for "barra)s safe 6o rney. "otes: 1hy is Damaso an)ry< 0 he fo nd o t abo t the arrange marriage, and he told Kapitan Tiago to cancel it immediately. Tia)o2s blo3in) o$ the can les 0 it was a tradition bac. then to light candles whene%er praying for someone)s safe 6o rney. 9owe%er, since Damaso had ordered the cancellation of "barra and 5aria 2lara)s marriage, Tiago)s blowing o t the candles may symbolize his obedience to the &adre)s command. Analysis: -izal shows s in the chapter that the Spaniards bac. then only tho ght of their desires and self interests. That)s why any (ilipino who got in the way, m st be %ery wary and caref l, or else something bad might happen. ..o..o..o.. Chapter 10: #an Die)o This chapter describes the town of an !iego. The town of San Diego has a lot of flat plains and mo ntains, farming its primary b siness. 9owe%er, beca se of the (ilipino farmers) ignorance, the prod cts they prod ce

are sold at a %ery cheap price to the 2hinese b yers. =i.e most towns, San Diego has a legend aro nd it. There sed to be an old Spaniard who came to the town and bo ght the whole mo ntain area, sing 6ewelry and clothes to pay for the land. =ater on, he disappeared completely. One day, some farmers who were tending to their kalabaw (carabao) fo nd the Spaniard)s decaying corpse hanging on a balete tree. 1%er since then, people ha%e been afraid of entering the mo ntains. =ater on a mestiso arri%ed in town, saying that he is the son of the one who died. 9is name was Sat rnino. 9e occ pied the land that the dead man had, and had a family there. 9is child was Don -afael, 2risostomo "barra)s father. 4hen Sat rnino died, -afael too. o%er. 9e made the town flo rish, so the farmers and citizens li.ed him. The priest in charge of the town sed to be an indio, b t when he died, &adre Damaso replaced him. "otes: mestiso - of mi!ed ethnicity in io 0 a derogatory term for (ilipinos sed by the Spanish before Analysis: San Diego represents many of the &hilippines towns bac. d ring the Spanish colonization: l sh greens and %egetation, mo ntains, ri%ers, etc. (arming was also %ery prominent bac. then. 9owe%er the foreigners s ch as the Spanish and the 2hinese are the ones who had control o%er the (ilipino farmers.

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