As exemplified by his two great novels which no other literary works could surpass, he proved that the pen is mightier than the sword. . He greatly affects his fellowmen through his courage to write just to instill in their minds the real panorama during his era is so admirable.
His influence to the Filipino race through his intellect is as well not a sufficient basis to say that he deserves the title but his complete self-denial. Although gifted with immeasurable talents, he completely abandoned his personal interests in order to thin only of those of his country He chose to live far from his family, forego his personal affections and profession for an ideal that he ought for. He could have settled stable being endowed with riches, valor and intellect, but he wished to fight for his country utilizing these natural endowments. He preferred dying for the country than to live his life with his principles ruined.
Rizal did not intend to entertain not to amuse his readers but to awaken their political and social consciousness. He instilled native pride and dignity to Filipinos and the willingness to sacrifice for motherland through his economic and political ideas which are vividly inscribed in his novels. His death did not finish his mission. It just begun. For his death inspired many others and became the rallying force of the revolutionary leaders who were also willing to sacrifice and die for the country, if necessary.
Rizal, through his ideas had been Filipino martyrs principal source of inspiration in the launching of the revolutionary in 1896. His ideas inspired as well most Filipinos in beholding dignity that once had lost. His revolutionary ideas conveying national consciousness to the defective educational system and violations of human rights to the Filipinos alarmed religious authorities for it enlightened the minds of his fellowmen. His ideas exposed the social malady affecting the country and redeemed his people from their miserable conditions.