Fahrenheit 451 – Set 2

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Last updated: November 28, 2019

Who is Faber?
Retired English professor, coward, listens and talks to Montag through an earpiece he created.

Why did Montag go to see Faber?
He needed a duplicate copy of the stolen book before he returned the original to Captain Beatty.

What three elements did Faber feel was missing from life?
Quality and texture of information, leisure time to think, and the right to carry out actions based on the other two items.

What Plan did Montag and Faber devise?
They were going to plant books in firemen’s homes and turn in alarms on the firemen. This was to cast suspicion on all firemen.

What was Montag willing to do to convince Faber to help help carry out the plan?
He would destroy his book, page by page until Faber would cooperate.

What had Faber designed that allowed him to be in constant contact with Montag?
An electronic radio transmitter that could be placed in the ear. (The “Green Bullet”)

Why did Faber decide to go to St. Louis?
He wanted to enlist the help of an unemployed printer to begin making copies of books.

Why did Montag burn the book of poetry in the wall incinerator in his home?
To convince the ladies that he was playing a joke on them.

Where did Montag hide his books after the ladies left?
He hid the books in his back yard in the bush by the alley.

What was the destination of the alarm on the night Montag returned to work at the firehouse?
Montag’s home.

Who was the informant on Montag’s house?
His wife, Mildred.

Why did Montag kill Captain Beatty?
He was aware of the radio transmitter, and was determined to find out who was on the other end.

Why didn’t Montag run away before he killed Captain Beatty?
He knew that the mechanical hound was in the neighborhood and would kill him.

Where did Montag go after he killed Beatty?
To Faber’s house to tell him and get advice.

When Montag left Faber’s house, which direction did he go?
To the river so he could pass it and head to St. Louis.

Why did Montag take whiskey, a suitcase and some of Faber’s dirty clothes with him?
Strong-smelling things to throw the hound off of his own scent.

What did the railroad tracks mean to Montag?
Freedom, safety.

What was different about the fire Montag saw after leaving the river?
Can sustain and not destroy. Warm and not burn.

During the manhunt for Montag by the hound, why did the camera identify an innocent man as Montag?
Needed to have an ending to the day’s events, didn’t care if it was the wrong person because if they didn’t catch montag it would look bad.

What was different about the hoboes Montag met? Why did each man identify himself as a famous author or piece of literature?
They tried to memorize literature so it wouldn’t be forgotten. He memorized the book or piece and then represented that piece of literature.

What had Montag been able to memorize?
Book of Ecclesiastes.

What happened to the city during the war?
Jets drop their bombs; the _______ is vaporized by the explosion.

What did Montag and the intellectuals believe their mission to be once the war ended?
Learn from previous mistakes and always to remember.

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