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In Fahernheit 451, what does Montag do when the train stops?

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philliesgirl26 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 25, 2007 at 7:32 AM via web

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In Fahernheit 451, what does Montag do when the train stops?

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cldbentley | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted December 13, 2007 at 9:41 AM (Answer #1)

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Just prior to the train making a stop, Montag has been trying to read and "absorb" the Bible, but has been unable to do so because of the advertisements playing over the train's speakers.  He ends up screaming at the speakers and telling them to "Shut up!  Shut up!"  When the train stops, Montag stands, then leaps out the train's doors as they start to close.  When he is out of the train, he begins to run.  At that point, the book segues into his arrival at Faber's house. 

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