Who is a more important foil for Montag: Beatty or Faber?

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Captain Beatty is a key foil to Montag because the two characters are clearly very different. Although both are firemen, Beatty is Montag’s superior officer and so has control over him. They are similar in terms of carrying out their professional duties for about half the book, but Montag is clearly experiencing pangs of conscience. Ray Bradbury allows the reader to see that Beatty might have had doubts in the...

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