Fahrenheit 451



Appropriately named after a pencil manufacturer, Faber is a retired English professor who has an aptitude for poetry and invention. He lacked the courage to protest the Revolution when it first occurred and has blamed himself ever since. Seemingly somewhat of a timid man, Faber trusts Montag and is resolved to sacrifice himself for Montag's life, seeing in the fireman the potential for leveraging a revolution. A learned and erudite man, Faber has little interest in modern technology regarding its entertainment value, preferring to use it for informative purposes.

He is killed by the War as he travels by subway intending to meet up with Montag and the other refugees in the forest.

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