Rhetorical analysis- Pedagogy of the Opressed

Rhetorical analysis- Pedagogy of the Opressed - people knew...

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Dean Search Professor McCorry Thought and Expression 17 October 2010 Rhetorical Analysis Paulo Freire’s chapter on the pedagogy of the oppressed mentions how children are like an empty bank account that needs to stay open for deposits to be made. For example Freire says that the student mind is trained to record, memorize, and repeat phrases. He believes that this results in children becoming robotic in learning situations rather than allow them to actually understand the meaning of the material. Freire later refuses to accept the banking theory he had suggested previously. He thought that the theory was dehumanizing the teacher as well as the student. He goes onto say that the banking theory causes oppressive attitudes and practices in society. I think Freire effectively stated the point he was trying to make and made sure
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Unformatted text preview: people knew what it was. He did this by constantly reinforcing his ideas in each paragraph. This was effective because it showed the audience that he was convinced of the point he was trying to make. One thing that I think the author did to make his argument ineffective was use complex sentences that often times made it hard to understand. The best writing is simple and concise and I believe Freire failed to do this successfully. I believe that this reading was extremely confusing and hard to comprehend fully. The sentence construction was unique and hard to follow. A very noticeable part of his writing was that he kept reiterating the same concept over and over again. In order to understand what his purpose and point was, we had to go over it in class and dissect it thoroughly....
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