In Fahrenheit 451, according to Faber, what will bring the world back to books?

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Faber notes that society itself has so far removed itself from the emotions of literature that people can no longer comprehend the depths of anger, despair, and rage authors once captured. He reminds Montag, "Remember, firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord." While it is easy to blame the government and firemen for destroying access to literature, Faber remembers that when the original mandate to burn books was given, he didn't do much more than grumble a bit because "there were no others grunting or yelling with me, by then." Faber tells him that actors have stopped portraying Shakespeare and Shaw because they portray an awareness of the world that makes people uncomfortable. No one wants to listen to the rage of historians because life is too happy and convenient without the bother of the past.

So bringing the world back to books means that people will have to sacrifice some of the...

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