The final paragraphs of the book have Montag pondering what he would offer when it came his turn to share some text that he was the living example of. It goes a little something like this:

. . . Montag felt the slow stir of words, the slow simmer. And when it came his turn, what could he say, what could he offer on a day like this, to make the trip a little easier? To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep  silence, and a time to speak. Yes, all that. But what else. What else? Something, something . . .

     And on either side of the river there a tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month; And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

     Yes, thought Montag, that’s the one I’ll save for noon. For noon . . .

     When we reach the city.

So, I ask you this: Why did he decide to share the italicized print when they reach the city? What is the significance of the excerpt he selected? You will need to look into this. Especially if you have little to no experience with religious texts.

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