In "Fahrenheit 451" how has Faber changed compared to the previous time he met with Montag?If possible, could you include quotes from the book?  Thank you.

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mrs-campbell eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The first time they met, Faber had been paranoid and careful. The second time they met, he eventually lets Montag into his house and trusts Montag, revealing things that he wouldn't have before.  He says of his previous behaviors, "You are looking at a coward.  I saw the way things were going, a long time back.  I said nothing...and when they finally set the structure to burn the books, using the firemen, I grunted a few times and it's too late."  So he his more honest about his cowardice, and willing to confess to it openly.  He is still hesitant about full-on rebellion though.  He says to Montag's plans of subterfuge that he's not interested, "not if you start talking the sort of talk that might get me burnt for my trouble."  He is upset at society, but not willing to risk his neck.  He gradually agrees to the fireman book-planting plot though, and eventually gets really excited about it.  He suggests a friend who can help them print books, and seems very invigorated.  The third and last time they meet he is fully committed; he has a plan for Montag to escape and is willing to sacrifice himself so that he can.   Of this he says, "I feel alive for the first time in years...I feel I'm doing what I should've done a lifetime ago."  Through Montag's contact with him, Faber progresses from a scared citizen out to protect his life, to an invigorated and willing aid to rebellion.

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