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What was Faber's invention in Fahrenheit 451?

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jbiggs4247 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 21, 2013 at 12:18 AM via web

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What was Faber's invention in Fahrenheit 451?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 21, 2013 at 2:35 AM (Answer #1)

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Faber invented a device that looks like a seashell radio but is actually a two-way radio.

People use little seashells to listen to the radio.  When Montag finally convinces Faber that he wants to be part of the underground movement to save the books, Faber gives him a special radio that looks like a seashell but is actually his own special invention.

"Go to the firehouse when it's time. I'll be with you. Let's listen to this Captain Beatty together. He could be one of us. God knows. I'll give you things to say. We'll give him a good show. …” (Part 2)

Faber describes himself as a coward, sitting at home as the Queen Bee while he sends out his worker drones to spy for him and get him information.  He sends Montag to the fire house to get information.  With Faber in his head, Montag feels better about navigating the land mine of treachery he has gotten himself into.

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Jyotsana | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 26, 2014 at 2:17 AM (Answer #2)

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Faber invented a two way radio that could fit in your ears.

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