In Fahrenheit 451, how do Montag and Faber plan to save their society?

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After Montag kills Captain Beatty and becomes a fugitive, he creates a distraction and meets up with Faber one last time before fleeing the dystopian city. At Faber's home, the ex-professor gives Montag directions to find the river and meet up with a group of hobo intellectuals who travel up...

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After Montag kills Captain Beatty and becomes a fugitive, he creates a distraction and meets up with Faber one last time before fleeing the dystopian city. At Faber's home, the ex-professor gives Montag directions to find the river and meet up with a group of hobo intellectuals who travel up and down the railroads preserving knowledge. Faber then informs Montag that he plans on leaving for St. Louis, where he will meet up with a retired printer and make copies of books to secretly distribute throughout society. By printing copies of censored books and distributing them, Faber hopes to preserve the knowledge of the past and contribute to the underground literary world, which will someday positively influence the corrupt mainstream culture.

Montag ends up joining a group of traveling intellectuals, who teach him how to remember complete works of literature. An atomic bomb is dropped on the dystopian city, and Montag is in the process of remembering the books of Ecclesiastes and Revelation as he walks towards the destroyed city with hopes of rebuilding a literate society. Montag plans on copying the books in his head onto paper and contributing to a literate society in the wake of the atomic attack.

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Montag, the main character, has abandoned his life as a book burner.  He is reborn at the end of the book into an individual who wants to live a meaningful life and make a difference in the world, a positive difference.  As he looks at the burned out city, he realizes that he wants to dedicate himself to rebuilding a society that values books and help start a new culture, a society where free thought is encouraged.

Faber, a retired teacher, is inspired by Montag's determination to learn about and from books.  Montag's spirit fills Faber with a sense of renewed purpose. He will now live according to his beliefs and not hide, but protest the oppressive society and seeks its change. 

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They will save and/or restore their society through a number of steps. First, Faber guides and inspires Montag. Montag then turns to him when he runs. Faber embodies many of the virtues of a literate society. They then join the society of those committed to books. Montag begins to take part in their salvation process, which is to memorize books. Then, after the war, they will return to society and share them with people, so books won't ever be destroyed, even if they are all burned.

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury describes an imaginary era where books are considered dangerous for the society. People don’t believe in reading books at all and pass their time watching useless television shows. Montag is one of the firemen who burn houses where people still keep books. Montag feels fine about his work for almost ten years, but in the company of a neighbor Clarisse, he begins to think very differently and even retreats from his job. He also tries to seek various questions regarding the historical origins of the practice of book burning. He secretly reads books and becomes a part of a group of clandestine book readers. He realises that absence of reading books is just creating a mindless, illiterate and powerless society, where people are not capable of free, rational thinking. He also understands that only books that can save the society from wars and destruction. This is when he feels uncomfortable about the way his society is functioning. He meets an English professor Faber, who enlightens him with his views on literature and books. They share the goal of salvaging the illiterate society consumed with senseless and useless entertainment. Montag goes to Faber’s house to get some help in printing books. There, they make a quick plan to bring awareness amongst the people and save the society. According to the plan, they will keep books in the houses of firemen and call the alarm. When people will discover books in the homes of the book burners, they will suspect their intentions and lose faith in the so-called protectors of the society. Faber, however, feels they should wait for the war to happen that will solve some of their problems. He gives Montag a radio device to remain connected with him.

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