Who is Faber in Fahrenheit 451?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In this book, Faber is an old man who used to be an English professor at a college.  Since people are no longer interested in books and such, he no longer has a job.  We are not sure what he has done for a living.

Faber becomes a mentor to Montag, the hero of the book.  Faber is the one who explains much of what is wrong with society to Montag -- he helps Montag understand what must be done in order for society to be restored to some more normal state.

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Faber is a "retired" college professor who helpes guy montag flee from the police and government.

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