El Filibusterismo by Jose Rizal

El FilibusterismoEl Filibusterismo by José Rizal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

El Filibusterismo Review

El Filibusterismo is, apparently, less popular than Noli Me Tangere, but it was so much better.

El Filibusterismo was our only topic for our Filipino class in 10th grade, so we had to go deep. Each class, however, was worth listening to, thanks to my Filipino teacher. Unlike Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo was much more profound; each chapter portrays one or more social issues that, even until now, still prevail.

Although El Filibusterismo is a story that revolves around several characters, they were not difficult to keep track on because of how Rizal molded each character. The events that circled around them were also very intense-sometimes striking or depressing, weird or funny, or gruesome or aggressive. Many chapters were notable, but the most notable one, for me, is Huli. God, I did not see that coming.

There is so much to say for El Filibusterismo. It is not only a story, but a depiction of what life used to be for the Filipinos. Rizal did a great job in letting its readers visualize a story similar to his own in the most vivid way. I’m truly inspired; can’t wait to read more of his works!


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