Where did Montag end up going, and did he meet anyone there who could help him? What happened to Mildred?

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Pursued by the Mechanical Hound, Montag follows Faber's advice to head for the river and the old, unused railroad tracks. Once there, he runs into other renegade book lovers like himself, many of them former professors who have committed whole volumes to memory. They live on the margins of society,...

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Pursued by the Mechanical Hound, Montag follows Faber's advice to head for the river and the old, unused railroad tracks. Once there, he runs into other renegade book lovers like himself, many of them former professors who have committed whole volumes to memory. They live on the margins of society, wanted by the authorities, and they warm themselves with a fire lit in a metal trash can. Montag, standing by the fire, realizes that fire can warm as well as burn.

From outside of the city, Montag sees the nuclear explosion that throws his city into the air and destroys it. At this point, he realizes his destiny lies elsewhere:

Montag looked at the river. We'll go on the river. He looked at the old railroad tracks. Or we'll go that way. Or we'll walk on the highways now . . .

Now that a nuclear war has struck and destroyed his society, he and his new comrades can go where they want.

As for Mildred, after turning Montag in for having books, she leaves him and goes to a hotel. She perishes in the nuclear attack that soon follows. By the end of the book, Clarisse has died, having been run over by a car, Montag has killed Beatty, and Mildred has died, so Montag is left free to start a new and different life.

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Montag ends up taking Faber's advice and travels down the river, away from the city, until he runs into an old railroad line. Montag follows the tracks for a half and hour and spots a group of men warming themselves next to a fire in the middle of the woods. Montag approaches them and meets a man named Granger. Granger introduces Montag to their group of "hobo intellectuals" which consists of former professors and a reverend. They help Montag by giving him a special fluid that changes the chemical index of his perspiration which makes the Hound lose his scent. They also teach him the techniques involved in memorizing books in order to preserve knowledge. Montag is able to remember the book of Ecclesiastes. At the end of the novel, an atomic bomb is dropped on the city. Montag realizes that Mildred died in the explosion as he walks towards the city to help rebuild civilization.

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