Posts

Showing posts with the label brindis

Lighting a Dark Society: Rizal's Brindis Speech Reaction

Image
Read Brindis Speech here.

The speech was Rizal’s toast to the triumph of D. Juan Luna’s Spolarium painting and it seems to me that the whole monologue was said in great meditation and in my opinion, he has commanded the attention of those who came for the dinner.

In the first few parts, he described the surroundings with much romanticism like he is surrounded by “men of heart” and ” where noble emotions dwell” and “the air is full of empathetic good feeling.” At the time, the Philippines was under so much oppression by the Spanish friars that is impossible to talk about it in public unless you would want to be incarcerated as a filibuster. 

In a true heroic fashion, his words was enough to give us an imprint of how well he enunciated these forbidden things, and how big an impression he makes to everyone who witnesses his formal address.

Could Illac Diaz be the next Social Hero like Rizal?

But in the Speech, Rizal fearlessly exclaims the reason why they are gathered and that is to signify…