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melongirl | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 28, 2010 at 6:41 AM via web

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What shocking thing does Montag do that horrifies Faber,what is the last refuge for "dangerous intellectual" in Fahrenheit 451?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 28, 2010 at 6:48 AM (Answer #1)

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You can find this stuff in the part of the book where Montag goes over to Faber's house for the first time.

What Montag does that horrifies Faber is to start ripping up the Bible.  Faber is horrified because that is, as far as he knows, the only copy of the Bible around and he doesn't want it destroyed.

The last refuge for a dangerous intellectual is the stock market.  That is how Faber has gotten himself some money even though he has no job.  He has played the stock market and gotten enough money to use to invent the "bullet" that he gives Montag.

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