How Does Faber Change In Fahrenheit 451

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Professor Who in the world has the most power? Is it the rich, the athlete, the geniuses, or the good looking people. I think it is the rich but a lot of those rich people are really smart and that is how they became rich. Then it is the athletes and finally it is the handsome. Well this goes into why Faber is so important to the book. This is shown when talking about the presidents of the United states they are smart and that is why they have power. The book Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury and shows a lot about today. In this book, Bradbury uses the character of Faber to expand Montag’s intellectual capabilities to understand reality, demonstrate the paramount desire to change the structure of their society. This is shown in numerous ways, the first when Faber tells Montag an interesting quote, this is when Montag first sees Faber at his house to ask him to teach him. Then Faber says this to Montag. "Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going, a long time back. I said nothing. I'm one of the innocents who could have spoken up…”(78) He can not see through all the information and look at everything in reality. He has to change the society though and needs to look through almost like looking through time…show more content…
Only Montag and Faber know the difference. This when Faber asks montag why he came to his house he says "Nobody listens any more. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me. I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls.”(78-79) Since he is not ignorant anymore, no one is listening to him anymore because they don’t know if he is right or if the society is right. His wife just wants him to go back to normal while. The tv’s are staying normal and he imagines them to be yelling at them. Even when he sees everything against him he still thinks it is better to defy the
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