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Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
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Key Questions and Answers

Summary Key Questions and Answers

14) Why does Faber consider himself a coward?

When Faber and Montag meet for the first time in the novel, Faber says he is a coward because he “saw the way things were going, a long time back” and yet he “said nothing.” Even though Faber privately rebels against the government by owning books and creating his own technology, he feels that he did not do enough to save society from its ruin. It is only because of Montag's influence that Faber finally finds the courage to truly rebel.