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In Fahrenheit 451, what are Faber's weaknesses and strengths?How does Faber help...
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We're only supposed to respond to one question, so I will try to help you out with Faber's strengths and weaknesses. First, his strengths: Faber is quite an intelligent man and is able to teach Montag quite a bit, such as why books are feared, etc. He also is good with electronics, which helps because he was able to invent the two-way earpiece and keep in contact with Montag. Finally, although Faber is a self-proclaimed "coward", he is still willing to help fight the "system" to some extent - he agrees to help Montag plant books in firemen's homes, helps Montag escape, etc.
As far as his weaknesses, as was previously mentioned, Faber does call himself a "coward". Aside from this, Faber seems to play the "wise old man" role in the story, so he might only have that single flaw.
Posted by sboeman on January 22, 2011 at 8:50 AM (Answer #1)
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