How far were Montag and Faber willing to go for the price of change?

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Montag and Faber were willing to risk their lives to enact change in the novel Fahrenheit 451.Montag sacrificed his job, his wife, and his sense of security when he decided to steal books and search for meaning in his life. The instant he killed Captain Beatty, he became...

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Montag and Faber were willing to risk their lives to enact change in the novel Fahrenheit 451. Montag sacrificed his job, his wife, and his sense of security when he decided to steal books and search for meaning in his life. The instant he killed Captain Beatty, he became an enemy of the state and a wanted fugitive. He risked his life fleeing from the Mechanical Hound and the police during his escape. In addition to being tried for possession of illegal books and murder, Montag would have been guilty of conspiracy for planting books in a firemen's house if he were caught. Fortunately, Montag escaped the city alive and was able to find meaning by joining a group of former professors and intellectuals.

Similar to Montag, Faber risks his life and freedom by aiding Montag in his search for meaning. Faber possessed a copy of the Bible and was aware that Montag was conspiring against the state. He also helps Montag escape by giving him his old clothes and directions to safety. Faber travels to St. Louis to meet with an old friend who owns a printing press. He plans on making copies of books which is highly illegal in Bradbury's dystopian society. Both men become enemies of the state and leave their old lives behind to enact change in society.

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