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In Fahrenheit 451, what was Montag willing to do to convince Faber to help him carry...

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thecassidyrae2 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 21, 2010 at 10:29 AM via web

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In Fahrenheit 451, what was Montag willing to do to convince Faber to help him carry out the plan?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 21, 2010 at 10:31 AM (Answer #1)

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In the book, Montag wants to undermine society.  His only idea is to plan books in the homes of firefighters to make them look bad.  He goes to Faber for help but Faber does not want to help him.

What Montag does is not really something that convinces Faber.  It is more like Montag blackmails him.  What Montag does is to start tearing up a Bible.  As far as Faber knew, there were none around and he really wanted to read it.  So when Montag starts tearing it up, Faber tells him to stop -- that if he stops, Faber will help him.

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gravesjulian23 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM (Answer #2)

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He would destroy the book page by page until Faber cooperated

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