Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere

Doctor de Espadaña’s nephew from Spain. Linares has a law degree and is the most intelligent member of the de Espadaña family, a fact that endears him to Doña Victorina. Eager to use Linares as a means of climbing the social ladder, the family encourages him to lie to Father Dámaso, telling the priest that he is the godson of one of the priest’s close friends. Linares gives Dámaso a letter—presumably forged, though this is never made clear—from his friend that asks him to find the young man a job and a wife. Seeing an opportunity to ensure that his daughter, María Clara, doesn’t marry the disgraced Ibarra, Father Dámaso arranges her engagement to Linares.
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Linares Character Timeline in Noli Me Tangere

The timeline below shows where the character Linares appears in Noli Me Tangere. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 42: The De Espadañas
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With the de Espadañas is Don Tiburcio’s Spanish nephew, Linares, whom Victorina has convinced to travel to the Philippines in order to escort her to... (full context)
Chapter 43: Plans
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...to his goddaughter’s bed and says, “María, my child, you cannot die!” with tearful eyes. Linares then gives Dámaso a letter from his brother-in-law, who Linares says is his godfather. He... (full context)
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Having heard this exchange between Father Dámaso and Linares, Father Salví paces back and forth until a man greets him. It is Lucas, and... (full context)
Chapter 47: Two Ladies
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...a duel in order to defend her honor. When he doesn’t agree, she decides that Linares will be the one to take on the ensign. Upon learning this, Linares objects, but... (full context)
Chapter 48: An Enigma
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...tell her that his excommunication has been lifted. When he arrives, he finds her with Linares. Confused, he says he’ll come back another time, noting a strange look of hesitancy on... (full context)
Chapter 51: Changes
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Back in town, Linares frets about Doña Victorina’s demand that he duel with the ensign. After reading a letter... (full context)
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As Linares worries, Father Salví arrives at the same time as Captain Tiago. The friar tells Tiago... (full context)
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...She also tells him that Captain Tiago and Father Dámaso want María Clara to marry Linares, but she hasn’t yet decided. At Ibarra’s request, Sinang agrees to arrange a meeting between... (full context)
Chapter 56: What is Said and What is Believed
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...get revenge on Captain Tiago for calling off his wedding and engaging María Clara to Linares. Elsewhere, Lucas’s body is found hanging from an apple tree. Disguised as a peasant, Elías... (full context)
Chapter 60: María Clara Weds
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While Doña Victorina and Captain Tiago discuss plans for María Clara and Linares’s wedding, Aunt Isabel comforts her niece, telling her that marrying Linares will grant her all... (full context)
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...him. When he asks how she plans to do this, considering that she’s engaged to Linares, she says, “The future is dark and destiny lies in the shadows!” (full context)
Chapter 62: Father Dámaso Explains Himself
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...she has to say, she weeps, and he asks if she’s had a fight with Linares. “Don’t talk to me of him…now!” she replies. She then asks if he still loves... (full context)