Who does Faber blame for book burning?

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Faber assumes responsibility himself, speaking for the intellectual community. Those who knew better did nothing to stop the change. This isn't to release the firemen and governing officials themselves from responsibility, but rather to show the inherent guilt that accompanies apathy. If those who can do something sit back and do nothing, they carry the blame for the outcome as well. Bradbury wants the audience to see that apathy and indifference are dangerous attitudes. He also wants to instill the idea that action and not passivity are needed to improve the world. Without these ideas and people willing to act on them, we are in danger of becoming the society described in his novel.

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