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Flowers of Heidelberg

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Rey Angelo Dungca

on 11 May 2013

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Transcript of Flowers of Heidelberg

Budapest San
Francisco To the Flowers of Heidelberg /
A Las Flores de Heidelberg Rizal's First Trip (1882-1887) Jose Rizal has been to many countries after he graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas. This was his first travel outside of the Philippines.

He had been to Singapore, Sri Lanka, Africa, Italy, Spain and a lot more European countries.

Rizal also went to Madrid, Spain and enrolled at the University of Madrid both in medicine and in Philosophy and Letters. Rizal's First trip Aside from completing his studies in Spain, Rizal has his "secret mission"-was to observe keenly the life and culture , languages and customs,industries and commerce, and government and laws of European nations in order to prepare himself in mighty task of liberating his oppressed people from Spanish tyranny.

During the latter part of 1882, Rizal enrolled in the Universidad Central de Madrid (Central University of Madrid) and took up two courses: medicine and philosophy and letters.

In 1884, Rizal was awarded the Licentiate in Medicine and in 1885, he was conferred the degree of Licentiate in Philosophy and Letter

Rizal went to Paris and Germany in order to specialize in "OPHTHALMOLOGY" He arrived in Heidelberg in February 3, 1886 after he studied medicine in Spain Heidelberg, a city in southern Germany, is famous for its ancient university, romantic surroundings, old churches, majestic castles and cobblestone streets redolent of a bygone era.

Three-story Baroque building, the Alte universitat. Facade of Jose Rizal's well preserve boarding house The vicarage where Rizal spent a quiet and productive time in Germany, 1886
A golden plaque in Heidelberg's Bergheimerstrape 20 remins visitors that Jose Rizal, am avid supporter of reforms in his Spanish-ruled home country (Left) Statue built in his honor, located at Wilhelmsfeld (Right) "Augen klinik" or Eye Clinic Cadena de Amor In Heidelberg, Rizal studied the German language.

He celebrated his 25th birthday with a Lutheran minister, Karl Ulmer.

He attended the lectures in ophthalmology as an observer under Dr. Otto Becker and professor Wilhelm Kuehne at Alte Unibersidad

Trained under two outstanding ophthalmologist Dr. Becker and Dr. Galezowsky in "Augen Klinik" Rizal, in his lonely moments wrote his nostalgic poem "A las Flores de Heidelberg"

1. Rizal used the Flowers as his symbol of his love for his motherland.
2. Flowers' reduced quality refers to Rizal's useless presence in another country.
3.He was homesick for his native Philippines.
4. "To the Flowers of Heidelberg" was not literally about flowers, he was referring to the frauleins. In 1882, Rizal left for Spain to pursue a medical degree. Rizal had a personal reason as well as an altruistic reason for his decision to study abroad. He wanted to become an eye specialist in order to cure her mother from an eye ailment. Poems are simply reflections of an author’s feelings based on his experiences and present situation. Whilein Heidelberg experiencing the feeling of nostalgia for his parents and his country, Rizal wrote the poem"To the Flowers of Heidelberg"

When Rizal soared to Heidelberg in 1886, he was fascinated with the bloom flowers he saw in the NeckarRiver. Those flowers reminded him of the flowers in their home’s garden in Calamba because of his mood of homesickness.
In Heidelberg, he was astound with the flowers along the Neckar River, especially the forget-me-nots, which made him compose the poem, A Las Flores de Heidelberg (To the Flowers of Heidelberg), on April 22, 1886

His poem, To the Flowers of Heidelberg is simply an expression of his sadness as he remembered his family whom he loves so much. Forget me not Flowers
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