Chapter 19:

A Schoolmaster’s Difficulties

(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)

Ibarra converses with a schoolmaster who was helped by his father.  The schoolmaster narrates the obstacles that he encountered in teaching the children.  He informs Ibarra that the town lacks facilities such as a school building and necessary equipment.  His work is also hindered by the stubbornness of the former town Curate, Padre Damaso.