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Life of Jose Rizal: Economic, Political, and Social Relevance

Rizal’s writings and his revolt against the Spanish colonial authorities in the Philippines.

Rizal’s Mother Teodora Alonso influenced Rizal in his intellectual pursuits

The first teacher of Rizal is his mother, Teodora Alonso and I believe that she is the most influential person in Rizal’s life that led him to pursue intellectual works. Teodora introduced Rizal on the reality of the Philippine state that time even though he’s still young and taught Jose Rizal about philantropy, medicine, and poetry writing. Teodora inspired Rizal to fight against injustice and how to treat everyone equally.

Teodora was a devout catholic who made sure that her children enjoyed all of the blessings given by God including education and love for others regardless of their social status or religion. She believed in hard work because it was what God wanted from us mortals so we can be rewarded for our efforts when we die someday. Her teachings influenced Jose Rizal greatly since he always respected his parents no matter what happens even though they were poor before his business became successful later on.

What type of sacrifices did Rizal make in his lifetime and to whom was it dedicated?

Rizal’s sacrifices were for his country, his family and for the people. First of all, he gave up his life when he was executed by firing squad at the Luneta (now Rizal Park) on December 30, 1896. He said that it was an honor to die for one’s country.

Second of all, he lost his freedom when he was exiled to Dapitan in Mindanao as a result of writing “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo”. Both novels criticized Spanish rule in the Philippines and were considered seditious material by the colonial government. However this did not stop him from continuing with other writings like “Daigdig Ng Mga Pangarap” (The World Of Dreams) while he stayed there until 1898 when they became free after defeating Spanish authorities during the Philippine Revolution led by Emilio Aguinaldo who later become president of our country until 1901; so you see how much sacrifice our national hero made just so we could be free today?

Thirdly but most importantly was that Rizal sacrificed himself for us today because if not then I guess would have been still under Spanish rule.

In terms of his martyrdom, to whom did Rizal make the most impact?

In terms of his martyrdom, to whom did Rizal make the most impact?

The answer is simple: the Philippines. We have already discussed how Rizal’s writings inspired a lot of Filipinos and fueled their desire for independence from Spain. The Philippines was the country that most benefited from Rizal’s death. A year after his execution, Emilio Aguinaldo, who was among those inspired by Rizal’s writings, declared Philippine independence on June 12th 1898 – exactly three years after his death (and one day before the Battle of Manila Bay).

the life of Rizal from birth to death in relation to the current state of the Philippines

Rizal’s life was dedicated to his country, the Philippines. His life was also dedicated to the people of the Philippines. Rizal lived in Spain as a student and learned about European culture and politics. He came back to Manila in 1886 with a diploma from a university there, but he didn’t get along with some people who wanted to change things for their own benefit instead of for everyone’s benefit. These people became angry when he published articles criticizing their ideas—and they got even angrier when he wrote two books that were too critical for them: “Noli Me Tangere” (Touch Me Not) and “El Filibusterismo” (The Subversive).


Rizal was the most impactful martyr of the Philippines. He was born to a wealthy family on June 19, 1861 and lived in Calamba, Laguna until he went to college in Manila. After graduating from college Rizal moved abroad where he learned different languages like French, German and Latin which helped him become fluent at writing novels such as Noli Me Tangere (Touch me not) or El Filibusterismo (The Subversive). His novels were published during his time as a doctor.

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