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Basilio -in this, he represents the young educated Filipinos whoare apathetic to the needs of the society.Isagani -He symbolizes the youth who, despite their being veryaggressive and idealistic, cannot be relied on in times ofadversity.Señor Pasta -He represents the part of the society that is onlygenerous and sympathetic to the rich and powerful. His self-centeredness overshadows his patriotism.Placido Penitente and Pecson -They represent the people who haveyet to cultivate their nationalistic attitude.Father Irene -He embodies the few Spaniards who are sympatheticto the Filipinos.Father Florentino- He believes that the Philippines will have itsfreedom.Kabesang Tales -Juli's father. The friars dispossessed him of hisland; in real life, Rizal's father met the same fate. He
symbolizes the natives and farmers whose lands were seized by thefriars. His story presents the cause of the revolution.Maria Clara -was Leonor Rivera, she symbolizes the purity andinnocence of a native woman.Doña Victorina -Her search for her husband symbolizes her searchfor the foreign identity that she did not have.Juli -She represents the Philippines which would rather sufferwith pride and honor.Paulita Gomez -She represents the women who have no sense ofnationalism and sympathy towards others.Purpose of writingIt is the second novel written by José Rizal as the sequel to Noli MeTangere. Like Noli Me Tangere, it was written in Spanish (The Touch Me Not).“The reign of Greed” in English. It consists of 38 chapters Rizal dedicated ElFilibusterismo to the three martyred priests of Cavite mutiny. The executionof the three priests was significant to the title of the novel. The titleRizal had to define the word filibustero to his German friend FerdinandBlumentritt, who did not understand his use of the word in Noli Me Tangere. Ina letter, Rizal explained the word filibuster is little known in thePhilippines. The masses do not know it yet. I heard it for the first time in1872 when the tragic executions took place.” “I still remember the panic thatthis word created. Our father forbade us to utter it, as well as the wordsCavite, Burgos, etc. The Manila newspapers and the Spaniards apply this wordto one whom they want to make a revolutionary suspect.” “The Filipinosbelonging to the educated class fear the reach of the word. It does not havethe meaning of freebooters; it rather means a dangerous patriot who will soon
be hanged or well, a presumptuous man.” Rizal took 3 years to write his secondnovel. Rizal began writing El Filibusterismo in October 1887 while he was inCalamba In London (1888), he revised the plot and some chapters. Rizalcontinued to work on his manuscript in Paris. He later moved to Brussels wherethe cost of living was cheaper and he would be less likely to be distracted bysocial events so he could focus on finishing the book. He finally completedthe book on March 29, 1891 in Biarritz.

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