Rizal: Chapter 3 and 4
MICHELLE G. CASTILLO BSBA eMarketing
03-0018 Mrs. Andres
Chapter 3:Early Education in Calamba and Binan
A. The Hero First Teacher
Rizal's first teacher was her mother.He described her as patient, conscientious and understanding tutor. Rizal learned from his mother on how to read and pray.
B. Jose Goes to Biñan
On June 1869, Rizal was sent to Biñan by his brother Paciano.
C. First Day in Biñan School
Rizal met his maestro named Justiniano Aquino Cruz which he described as tall, thin, long necked with a sharp nose and a body slightly bent forward and used to wear "sinamay" shirt woven by the skilled hands of the womens in Batangas.
D. First School Brawl
Rizal was not a quarrelsome kind of boy, but if he was challenged to a fight, he never ran away from it.
E. Painting Lessons in Binan
Juancho who was the father-in-law of the school teacher, gave Jose free lesson in drawing and painting.
F. Daily Life in Biñan
Jose made recordes on his metrhodolical life in Biñan.
G. Best Student in School
Rizal surpassed all Biñan boys in academic studies which makes others envied him for his intellectual superiority.
H. End of Biñan Schooling
Jose left Biñan on Dec. 17, 1870; he was sad because he knew that he would not return from it,but he was also excited because it was his first passage on the steamer called Talim.
I. Martyrdom of Gom-Bur-Za
Upon the martyrdom of Gom-Bur-Za in 1872, Rizal make a promise to himself that he will fight the evils of Spanish tyranny and redeem him oppressed people.
J. Injustice to Hero's mother
A spanish lieutenant who happened taking opportunity to avenge himself to Rizal's family arrested Doña Teodora and her brother Jose Alberto because of a malicious charge accused to them by her brother perfidious wife, but she was acquitted after two and half years.
Definition of terms:
Rizal begin to see the evil of Spanish tyranny upon the death of Gom-bur-za. He also make a promise to himself that someday he will fight to redeem his oppressed people which makes him to become a martyr like the Gom-Bur-Za
Chapter 4: Rizal's Enters the Ateneo
A. Rizal's enters the Ateneo
On June 10, 1872, Jose and her brother Paciano went to Manila and matriculated at the Ateneo Municipal. Rizal was admitt4d upon the interaction of Xenes Burgos who was nephew of Father Burgos.
B. Jesuits System of Education
Jesuits system education was more advanced than other colleges on that period. The students were divided in two groups the Roman Empire and Carthaginian Empire, the two group were always in constant competition for the supremacy in the class.
C. Rizal's First Year in Ateneo (1872-1873)
Rizal's first professor in Ateneo was Fr. Jose Bech. Rizal was a externo,hence he was assigned to the Carthaginians. He progressed rapidly and by the end of the month , he became "emperor", he was pleased and proud on his first prize, so to improve his spanish he took private lesson in Santa Isabel College during noon classes.He paid three pesos for those extra spanish lessons.
D. Summer Vacation (1873)
March 1873, Rizal returned to Calamba for summer vacation, but he was not happy because his mother was in prison, so he visited his mother and told her of his brilliuant grades in Ateneo.
E. Second Year in Ateneo (1873-1874)
Rizal received a gold medal because of his excellent grades in all his subject. On 1874, he returned to Calamba for summer vacation.
F. Prophecy of Mother's Release
Rizal always visit his mother in jail, in order for her to cheer up. Doña Teodora told his son about her dream; Jose interpret it that in three months time his mother will be released and it became true.
G. Teenage Interest in Reading
Rizal was fan of reading books especially romantic novels. His favorite novel was the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas.
H. Third Year In Ateneo (1874-1875)
Doña Teodora was released in prison, however Rizal was not happy because he was beaten by a spaniard in speaking spanish fluently. Rizal won only one medal in Latin.
I. Fourth Year in ateneo(1875-1876)
Rizal was inspired by his favorite professor named Fr. Francisco de Paula Sanchez. Rizal returned to Calamba with five medals and he proudly offered these medal to his parents.
J. Last Year in Ateneo (1876-1877)
Rizal became the pride of Jesuits, he finished his last year in Ateneo in a blaze glory. He obtained highest grades in all subjects.
K. Graduation with Highest Honors
On Commencement Day March 23, 1877, Rizal was only 16 years old when he received his Alma Mater in Ateneo Municipal,the degree in Bachelor of Arts with highest honors.
L. Extra-Curricular Activities in Ateneo
Rizal was also active in extra-curricular activities aside from writing poetry. He studied painting under the famous spanish painter Agustin Saez, and he also studied sculpture under Romualdo de Jesus. He also engaged in gymnastic and fencing to develop his weak body.
M. Sculptural Works in Ateneo
Father Lleonart, a jesuits professor was impressed in Rizal artistic skill, when he carved an image of our Virgin Mary on a piece of batikuling. This image played a significant part in Rizal's last hours in Fort Santiago.
N. Anecdote on Rizal the Atenean
One of Rizal's contemporaries when he was in Ateneo was Felix M. Roxas and Manuel Xeres Burgos. They described the heroe's resignation to pain and forgiveness, predicletion to help the helpless at te risk of his own life.
O. Poem's Written in Ateneo
Father Sanchez inspired Rizal to write many poems, but it was his mother Doña Teodora who encouraged him to develop his skills in writing poems.
P. My First Inspiration
Me Primera Inspiracion was the first poem written by Rizal, when he was in Ateneo and he dedicated it to her mother.
Q. Rizal Poems on Education
Rizal believed in the significant role of education for the progress and welfare of a nation, so he wrote the poem "Through Education Our Motherland Receives Light". He also believed in the importance of religion in education, so he wrote the poem "The Intimate Alliance between Religion".
R. Rizal's Religious Poems
Rizal shows his devotion to his Catholic Faith in the two meledious poetry: "To the Child Jesus" and "To the Virgin Mary".
S. First Romance of Rizal
Segunda Katigbak was Rizal's first romance, but he was dazed and desolate with his first romance because of his own shyness and being reserve, and because of it he lost her forever.
Definition of Terms:
Rizal show exellency in his academic studies and extra curricular activities.He received from his Alma Mater in Ateneo Municipal the degree in Bachelor of Arts. He also experienced his first romance with Segunda Katigbak but it was short because of his own shyness and being reserve because of this he lost his first love.