Comparison of Noli Me Tangere and El filibusterismo
For me the difference between Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo is the Noli Me Tangere describes resurgence in thought long dead. Meanwhile the El filibusrerismo describes the pain of society today.
el filibusterismo- a political novel, dedicated to GOMBURZA.
noli me tangere- romantic novel, dedicated to motherland.
The two are similiar in few cases : they talk about how the Spaniards abused the Filipinos, the abuse of the church of their power, the discrimination on Filipinos.
Noli Me Tangere is a novel written by Jose Rizal, same is true with El Filibusterismo. But it is published as sequel or continuation. So they convey one story. Same characters but with great changes in their personality especially the main cast, Mr.Crisostomo Ibarra.
This is a very broad topic.These two novels are touted as the novels that sparked a revolution. They are the barometer of the prevalent climate at the latter half of the Spanish rule in the Philippines.
The first novel, Noli Me Tangere is Latin for "Touch me not". According to Jose Rizal, the prevailing culture of injustice and oppression during that time was a 'cancer' that was killing the Philippine society and culture. As we know, cancer growths should not be touched lest they metastasize to fatal (end-stage) proportions. Jose Rizal was a medical doctor after all.
Noli Me Tangere laid the ground work for the two novels. There was actually a third one in the works but Rizal died before finishing it. In Noli, he gave the reader the prevailing climate of Philippine society. In the chapter The Rulers, he explains that the true powers in Philippine society did not belong to the governor general or the King of Spain but to the military and the church, represented in the chapter by the alferez (sheriff or chief of military police) and the parish priest (cura). Since the beginning of Spanish rule in the Philippines, it has always...