Alonso with the enalty Of death,so decreed and ordered by the Ordinary Court martial Of the post as witnessed by the presidentand members of the tribunal Narrator: Meanwhile, at Dr. Jose Rizal’s prison cell, Lt. Andrade tries to argue with him on the out come of his case and speaks… ieutenant Luis Taviel de Andrade: Assholes! (Drops the paper on the table Rizal is facing and continues… ) culos! Jose Rizal: (Replying calmly ) This is my first time to hear you utter such words Taviel, it appears you’re good at it Lieutenant Luis Taviel de Andrade: what happened was not fair, they didn’t give us enough hances to defend the case!
They manipulated the proceedings! They just used us! Jose Rizal: How come you’re so angry when in fact it’s me who’s going to die? Good that you still have the guts to joke Luis… Enough! shall resign from all my duties in the government.
I will go back to Spain!… I am ashamed to you… I am ashamed to all of you… Why? Because have failed Narrator: A moment of silence comes across between the two and Rizal stands up to pat Lt.
Andrade on his right shoulder and spoke… You’re not a Spaniard Taviel, we’re just the same… Scene 2:Dofia Teodora Alonso Begs Gov.
General Polaviejo for Help Meanwhile, at the house of Governor General Polavieja, Dona Teodora Alonso with teary eyes and fear he approaches the guards and speaks… Teodora Alonso: Excuse me Senior, May talk to Gov. Polaviejo, I want to ask for help from him for my son Dr. Jose Rizal Guard: The governor has no time for that, leave! Please, have mercy, he’s the only chance we got to save my son’s life… Senyora, bor pabor! Madame, please… (After hearing the word pabor, the Governor General comes down and walks his way towardsthe door where Doha Alonso was trying to plead for elp from him.
As he approaches halfwayto the door, the guards let her enter the place and quickly she approached the governor begging… ) Teodora Alonso: Oh Governor! , Governor! , Governor… Governor General Camilo de Polavieja: Senyora, bor pabor!… No tengo tiempo Have pity Governor, Please, I beg you… (hands over an envelope to the governor while begging and speaks… ) for my son Jose Rizal (gets the envelope and speaks… ) Lo Siento (and thegovernor continues to walk his way through the door of his house, leaving the mother of Dr. Rizal grieving for his expected death) Scene 3:
The gathering of the Katipunero’s Meanwhile, at the gathering of the KKK, Andres Bonifacio exclaims… Andres Bonifacio: We are going to invade the Spaniards in the soonest time possible, we shallsave Dr. Jose Rizal! All hail Dr. Jose Rizal! Katipuneros: All hail Dr. Jose Rizal! All hail Dr. Jose Rizal! Paciano: Wait! please come down! Wait! Please come down! The security over my brother is heavy, the Spaniards are prepared for any plans to save my brother… And so are we, we are not scared of them, my fellow katipunero’s, till death for Dr. Jose Rizal! Wait! Please come down! Wait!
Please come down! Even l, would want to save my dearest brother Rizal, But Jose Rizal himself don’t w ant us to risk our lives defenseless from the Spaniards… Pepe’s fate lies now in the hands of God… We can’t do anything else about that… (Paciano looks at Andres Bonifacio and bonifacio pats paciano on his right shoulder… ) Scene 4: Rizal’s love ones pay s him a visit before his death Narrator: December 29, 1896 Dr. Jose Rizal was then taken to the chapel where he was to await the dawn of the day that would bring his death. Since then, visitors came to see him before his destined death…
It was then on that he started to write letters, particularly to his family, to his dear brother Paciano which reads… (While Rizal on the stage acts as if he’s writing the narrator reads the letter of Rizal to Paciano… ) “My dear brother, for more than f or years, we have neither seen nor written each other ,not for lack of love on your part nor mine, but because knowing each other as we do, we needed no words to understand each other. Now that am about to die, I dedicate these last lines to you to tell you how sorry I am to leave you alone in the world, bearing the burden of the whole family and our old parents.
I think of the hardships you went through to help me in my career and believe tried my best to waste no time. My brother, if the fruit is bitter, the fault is not mine, but fate’s… ” (Rizal then stands up and looks on to his window as her mother arrive and speaks… ) Dr. Jose Rizal: II-lay… Mano po Inay… (Rizal kneels down and kisses the hand of his mother)(Doha Teodora stands grieving while Ri zal continues as his mom looks at him… ) Forgive me for all my lapses mother… (both of them starts to shed tears in their eyes and the guard forces them to separate each other) love you so much mother… Pepe…
Mother, when I die, please ask for my dead body right away because they might throw it anywhere… bury me underground and place a cross on my burial ground with the date of my birth and my death… that would be all mother… Then Trinidad came in and Jose Rizal handed over to her a gift and said… received this from the Pardo de Taveras, there is something in it Narrator: Then Trinidad walked out with her mother. Later on the family found what Rizalmeant was on the gift and read it. It was the herds farewell poem which was smuggled successfully out his prison area and which soon became a riceless gem in the PhilippineLiterature.
After Jose Rizal was visited by his loved ones, the night before the day of his death, hewrote to Blumentritt: (While Rizal on the stage acts as if he’s writing, the narrator reads the letter of Rizal toBlumentritt… ) When your receive this, I shall be dead. Tomorrow at seven I shall be shot, but am not guilty of the crime of rebellion. I shall die with a clean conscience. Goodbye, my best friend and dearest friend ” Scene 5: Rizal’s Final Destination Dr. Rizal spent the night praying and sleeping by turns till the dawn of
December 30at 5:00 am, he was served three soft- boiled eggs for breakfast and exclaimed Esto para los pobres ratones que ellos ambien hagan su fiesta! Narrator: This is for the poor mice, let them celebrate, likewise. Consequently, after Jose Rizalwas visited by his mother, on the next day at 5:30 am then came Josephine Bracken accompanied by Josefa… Josephine this is for YOU… (and they hug each other) Then Josephine and Josefa came out bringing with them the book entitle Imitation Of Christ by Thomas Kempis. (At the same time as the narrator reads the line above, Dr.
Jose Rizal wears his black suit and his black bowler hat. Lt. Andrade arrives and the guards tied his arms behind his back… ) Dr. Jose Rizal: (While looking at Lt. Andrade… ) They must have thought that I’ll escape… where? In Dapitan?… (Marching music plays… ) Then the march towards his death place begins… eventually the group passes by the postigo Gate out to the Paseo de Maria Cristina Rizal turned his head several times to take alast look at familiar scenes he was leaving behind and exclaims ? We are on the way to calvary… He remarked the priest. Christ must have suffered more…
Is that the Ateneo? Jesuits: Yes spent the happiest years of my life there… (His remarked, his face, brightening at the recollection, within minutes they arrived at the placeof execution) (The shooting soldiers marches in and the narrator starts to say simultaneously… ) To humiliate him further, a firing squad composed of Filipino soldiers had beenordered to do the shooting. Behind the Indios stood a line of Spanish soldiers, ready to ensurewith their rifles that the Filipino soldiers do their job… A few seconds before the order to shoot was given, the military surgeon felt izal’s pulse.
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