Rizal's View on Love in Accordance with His Relationships to Segunda Solis Katigbak and Leonor Rivera. Essay
422 WordsMar 18, 20142 Pages
Rizal’s very charismatic rapport and intelligence gained him a lot of friends. People admired his wisdom and well-rounded decisions. He was able to make friends with other people from many places he went to and was known to be a cosmopolitan. From his early life up until the time of his death, he had valued and created connections with people because of his love, dedication, and integrity.
People described him as a very friendly and dedicated person in some letters and of his close friends and his family, and in the works of other scholars. In his diary, he cherished all the efforts of his friends and even his nurse when he was a young boy. “Even the times when his personal servant narrated to him legends and fairy tales at the azotea after the Angelus , was something Rizal treasured. These imaginary tales narrated to Rizal by his personal servant aroused in him an enduring interest in legends and folklores” (Garcia and Cruz, 2005). He also recognized all the things that his friends were doing for him and gave value to each gesture and moment they have exhausted for him. Similarly, he too, was recognized by his friends to do the same. “The summer passed quickly. He (Rizal) met a dozen countrymen, mostly student, who took him around to explore the city's main points of interest. He decided to study in Madrid and when the day of his departure came in September, the Filipino colony honored him with a dinner in which the main dish was pancit cooked by Tomas Cabangis. As with all travelers in a foreign land, nothing is so pleased or so satisfying as food prepared as it was at home” (Quirino, 1940). He was also a very considerate person, he acknowledged only those good ones that his friends and even those who were not his friends. He was also a selfless person, he wanted the good of others especially his own family. In his letter to his sister Maria while he was in