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This is an excerpt from an essay by Paulo Freire, which talks about a necrophilous person who sees things as objects, and by seeing such things as a student or classmate like an object there is a de-humanizing process that now opresses the student and the necrophilous has a power that makes him feel better than any other being.
(If that makes any sense, if not then I suggest reading Freire's "The Banking Concept Of Education". It may clear many things up)

While life is characterized by growth in a structured, functional manner, the necrophilous person loves all that does not grow, all that is mechanical. The necrophilous person is driven by the desire to transform the organic into inorganic, to approach life mechanically, as if all living persons were things....Memory, rather than experience; having, rather than being, is what counts. The necrophilous person can relate to an object -- a flower or a person -- only if he possesses it; hence the threat to his possession is a threat to himself; if he loses possession he loses contact with the world.... He loves control, and in the act of controlling he kills life."
Our teacher is necrophilous and will not listen to our opinions on what to learn. If he continues to teach like this then our opression will never stop and we will not learn how and what we truly need to learn.
by theycallmeadam October 05, 2006
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