In Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, who does Montag go visit?  

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Guy Montag is a fireman who creates fires by burning people's books. After a decade or so of this, he starts to wonder about what books might have to offer him. Three people influence Montag's decision to abandon his career and fight for a literate society. Two of those influential people are dead--Clarisse and the woman who torches herself in the name of books. The only other person Montag can turn to now is an old English professor whom he met a year earlier in the park named Faber. He and Faber had discussed books that day in the park. Faber even seemed to have recited poetry when he said the following:

"I don't talk of things, sir. . . I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and I know I'm alive" (75).

Remembering this meeting encourages Montag in "The Sieve and the Sand" to go visit Faber and see if he can help him with his current situation. The two of them come up with a plan to sabotage the practice of burning books by secretly planting books in the homes of firemen's houses.