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by Ray Bradbury

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In Fahrenheit 451, why did Montag call Faber?

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Montag initially calls Faber to ask him how many copies of Shakespeare and Plato are still in existence. Montag knows that he possesses extremely rare books and remembers meeting Faber in a park once. When Montag initially met Faber, he could tell that he was reading something and seemed like a genuine man. At this point in the story, Montag has been seriously analyzing his life and believes that reading literature can possibly provide him with the much-needed answers he is seeking. However, he struggles to comprehend the information he reads and thinks that Faber may be...

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