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by Ray Bradbury

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What is a good character trait that can describe Faber in Fahrenheit 451? The text must support the character trait; provide one part of the action in the story that supports this character trait.  

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In part 2, Montag visits Professor Faber in hopes of learning how to comprehend the information in the books he is reading. When Montag arrives at the professor's home, Faber initially dismisses him. However, Montag shows Faber a copy of the Bible, and he cautiously lets him in. Faber explains to Montag how the dystopian culture has commercialized religion and reminisces on the days when books were not censored. Professor Faber then illustrates that he is a contrite individual, who is living with guilt and shame by saying,

"Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going, a long time back. I said nothing. I'm one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the 'guilty,' but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself. And when finally they set the structure to burn the books, using the firemen, I grunted a few times and subsided, for there were no others grunting or yelling with me, by then. Now, it's too late" (Bradbury, 38).

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