Fahrenheit 451


2) How does the character Faber define the value of books, and do you think his definitions are accurate or not? Explain.

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What the world needs, according to Faber, is quality of information like that found in books, the leisure to analyze and understand it, and the right to act on that understanding..... this is how Faber defines the value of books. It is ironic that Faber tells Montag the world necessitates leisure, in addition to information and the right to act on free thought, because leisure is one entity that no one lacks. Here, Bradbury makes a distinction between the free time afforded by technology and the will and knowledge to use it productively.