From the title of the book itself, Ambeth R. Ocampo’s Rizal Without the Overcoat ( ) uncovers the other side of the nationalistic icon, Dr. Jose. Ambeth Ocampo describes Jose Rizal as a “conscious hero” because Rizal planned his entire life in details based on his letters, diaries, and. Rizal without the Overcoat. with Dr. Ambeth Ocampo. 29 August | PM Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby. Rizal without the Overcoat.

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You will not hear the usual textbook te of the moth and the flame, or that old tale of Rizal throwing his remaining slipper into the river after the first one was swept away by the currents, so that whoever finds them will have the complete pair.

Moreover, I wish to show those who deny us patriotism that we know how to die for our duty and for our convictions. Things like these make one more appreciative of heroes like Jose Rizal.

Of course, things changed when I went to high school and learned more substantial information about him. I read to gain company.

Except for his genius being, I see myself in his very nature – one who values family and education, one who thrifts himself only to buy what he likes best, peace-loving, humble and humorous.


This book provided a lot of information I, personally, have not encountered during our Rizal course in college. I know that everyone is opposed to it but I realize also that no one knows what goes on in my heart. It was good to know that Rizal without the overcoat is human and it made him more inspiring.

Rizal: Without the Overcoat (Expanded Edition)

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We studied, spoke, wrote in English. I used to be a brash and outspoken young man always quick to make assumptions ocercoat always fiery with passion for what I deemed was right; even when all I had was a premature conclusion.

View all 8 comments. I could read ambethh book in one sitting! As an Organizational Communication major, I have taken several units of Psycholinguistics and can summarily say that this is a normal thing, that Rizal’s acquisition of various languages was boosted because he was exposed to them.

There were a lot of trivia about him. Email required Address never made public.

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His essays about Dr. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Bonifacio for National Hero. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Quotes from Rizal Without the Google Books — Loading Is he too not defined by the knowledge, motivations, social stimuli he encountered wearing that overcoat? We were forced to read this book for our book review in “Buhay, Gawin at Sinulat ni Rizal” subject during college.


What most people tend to forget are that heroes were once living, breathing people–humans–too.

Rizal Without the Overcoat (Softbound)

No current Talk conversations about this book. A few years later, I would learn that a year or two after I left, they started integrating the Filipino subject.

It opened my eyes and it was what prompted my love for history. I read it in an entire day. Hilarious as it may be, Ambeth Ocampo’s book gave what the title says. Only then that his death will truly achieve its essence.

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