In Fahrenheit 451, what role does Professor Faber play in Montag's development as a character, and who is Professor Faber?

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Faber is a retired English professor who has been hiding in his home contemplating rebellion for some time but is too cowardly to act upon his rebellious feelings until Montag visits his home. After Montag sees Faber in the park inconspicuously reading a book of poetry, he kindly approaches Faber, who gives him his address. When Montag begins to experience a change of heart and commences his intellectual pursuit, he visits Faber's home to ask for help comprehending the text he is reading. Faber ends up contributing to Montag's character development by explaining to him the importance of literature and the preservation of knowledge, as well as sharing moving arguments with Montag to counter Captain Beatty's dangerous...

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