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What two items were exchanged before Montag left the professor's house in Fahrenheit 451?

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blah437 | Student | eNoter

Posted August 5, 2011 at 5:37 AM via web

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What two items were exchanged before Montag left the professor's house in Fahrenheit 451?

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 5, 2011 at 6:22 AM (Answer #1)

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After his reunion with Professor Faber, Montag receives a gift of sorts from him in the form of a "Seashell", a tiny device that he can communicate with the Professor through.  Using it, he can hear the Professor coach him through his actions, and Faber can hear Montag when he speaks.  It is supposed to help them start a revolution in thinking, but things don't quite go as planned.

The other item is a gift from Montag to Faber in the form of a Bible.  Montag had rescued it from a house he had been sent to burn, and since it wasn't even known if there were any bibles left in existence, Faber receives it as a treasured gift, and vows to preserve it in the heads of other professors who commit entire books to memory.

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funny88 | Student | Honors

Posted August 23, 2011 at 7:51 AM (Answer #2)

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When Montag leaves Faber's house, he leaves with a listening and hearing device Faber gave to him so they could communicate when Montag was with Beatty. Montag decides to give Faber the Bible because he knows that Faber knows more about it and appreciates it more than himself.

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