This paper is a report containing a summery and my own opinion of the novel "Pedagogy .
It is a well-written manifesto for the liberation of oppressed .
people everywhere. It speaks of love, unity, and knowledge as vital to creating a world of .
freedom; an end to the dialectical struggle of oppression and liberation. Freire has had a beautiful .
vision and has shared it with the world in the hopes that it will inspire, and cause others to stand .
up for their right to become more human. .
Throughout the book, one main point is expressed repeatedly-that the process of .
liberation is a mutual one, and that it must be achieved through praxis. True liberation, where the .
cycle of oppression and liberation is broken, leaving only a liberated society, can only be arrived .
at through the equal use of action and understanding. The people must understand the reasons, .
and the necessity of their revolution, as well as acting to liberate themselves, otherwise their .
action will be no more than pointless activism. According to Paulo Freire, there is one major .
driving force behind the movement for liberation from oppression-that is the desire of all people .
to find their humanity. If a person is oppressed, then he or she is prevented from being seen as a .
complete human being by the upper class, who sees the oppressed as mere objects. Members of .
the oppressive class consider themselves, and only themselves, as human. Only through an act of .
love, by rising up in revolt with the goal of freeing the oppressed and the oppressors alike, can .
the people ever become more human.
In the second chapter Freire describes the educational system's role in dominating the .
oppressed, as well as providing an alternate method of education that will teach the people to .
think, in effect empowering them. He begins by describing the current system of education, the .
banking system. It revolves around the idea of students as empty receptacles waiting to be filled .