Why is Montag so desperate to read the Bible in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

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Montag's desire to read the Bible is not explicitly explained in the novel but there are, arguably, two reasons for it.

First, Montag is desperate to read the Bible because he thinks it might be the only remaining Bible in existence. Montag confirms this by asking Faber how many copies are "left in this country," to which the old man replies:

None! You know as well as I do!

Fearing that he possesses the only copy, Montag feels a responsibility to future generations to read it and absorb its message. When...

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