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The Women of Rizal

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Ronnie Oyos

on 23 November 2015

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Transcript of The Women of Rizal

Segunda Katigbak
Rizal's Age:
Where they met:
Lipa, Batangas
"She was rather short, with eyes that were eloquent and ardent at times and languid at others, rosy-cheeked, with an enchanting and provocative smile that revealed very beautiful teeth, and the air of a sylph; her entire self diffused a mysterious charm." - Rizal
Reason of Separation:
Segunda was already engaged to be married to her townmate, Manuel Luz.
Leonora Valenzuela
Rizal's Age:
Where they met:
House of Dona Concha Leyva in Intramuros, as his neighbor.
How Rizal courted her:
Wrote letters using invisible ink. He then taught her how to read the letters.
Reason of Separation:
Leonor married another man.

Suzanne Jacoby
Rizal's Age:
Date they met:
January 28, 1890
Place they met:
Brussels, Belgium
How they met:
Rizal boarded with Suzanne and her aunts during his stay in Brussels.
Reason of Separation:
Rizal realized that he could not deceive her. Suzanne fell in love with Rizal and wept when he left for Madrid in July 1890.
Gertrude Beckett
Rizal's Age:
Date They Met:
May 1888
A blue-eyed and buxom girl.
Where they met:
Boarding house of the Beckett Family in London
Reason of Separation:
Rizal withdrew his feelings before having a relationship with Gertrude, realizing that he had a greater mission to fulfill.
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Rizal's Age:
"You have the color of Camelia, its freshness, its elegance" - Rizal
Where they met:
Tokyo, Japan
Reason of Separation:
Rizal was offered a position at the Spanish Legation during that time. He then decided to leave Japan and forget his romance which pained him gravely because he truly loved O-Sei-San.

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Leonor Rivera
Rizal's Age:
"Tender as a budding flower with kindly, wistful eyes."
Reason of Separation:
In the autumn of 1890, Rizal received a letter from Leonor telling him of her coming marriage to a man whom her mother chose to be her mate.

Consuelo Ortiga y Perez
Rizal's Age:
21 - 22
Where they met:
Rizal frequented to the home of Don Pablo Ortiga y Rey, the former city mayor of Manila.
Reason of Separation
: Rizal's romance with Consuelo did not turn into a serious affair; he decided to take a step back for two reasons; First, he was still engaged to Leonor Rivera; Second, he was aware of his friend's affection to Consuelo.
Rizal's dedication to her:
A La Senorita C.O.y.P

The Women in Jose Rizal's Life
Consuelo Ortiga y Perez
Mestiza daughter of a Filipina and a wealthy French-English merchant whose house was frequented by Filipinos in France.
Year they met:
Where they met:
Boustead family's winter residence, Villa Eliada (Biarritz, France)
Reason of Separation:
Rizal's marriage proposal failed because Nellie demanded that Rizal give up his Catholic faith and convert to Protestanism.

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Josephine Bracken
an 18-year-old petite Irish girl, with bold blue eyes, brown hair and a happy disposition.
Date they met:
February 1895
Where they met:
How it ended:
Rizal regarded Josephine as her wife until his last breath.

Thank you!!!
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