What does Faber's house symbolize in Fahrenheit 451? Also what does the river and books in general symbolize or represent in Fahrenheit 451?
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Faber’s house represents an oasis of sorts because Faber has books. His house represents what Faber represents, a counter-culture oasis of knowledge and substance. Rivers generally represent change and this is the case in Fahrenheit 451. As Montag floats down the river, the world is about to change. Jets are flying overhead and the city will be destroyed, the culture will change. Books symbolize freedom of thought and free will. These are what can destroy this controlled society: they represent enlightened man.