Maybe you took two pills and forgot and took two more, and forgot again and took tow more, and were so dopey you kept right on until you had thirty or forty of them in you. (Bradbury, 19)
Heck, what would I want to go and do a silly thing like that for? (Bradbury, 19)
I'm counting to ten. One. Two. Please. Three, (Braudbery, 39)
You can stop counting (Braudbery, 39)
When Montag first meets Clarisse, it sparks a thought or feeling that bugs him. This thought was "Am I happy? and Why am I not happy?
This is when Montag finds Mildred unconscious because she has overdosed on her sleeping pills. He tries to talk to her the morning after why she did it but she changes the subject. He again tries after work and she dismisses him again. This disoriented and disturbed Montag, which makes him question more if he's happy.
Montag has to burn down a old womans house because she is hiding books. The woman refuses to leave the house and Montag tries to convince the woman to leave, but she won't and she lights the match herself. Montag has to burn the house, books, and the woman; This makes Montag feel guilty, uncomfortable, and different from the other fireman. While Montag was in the house, a book falls in his hands and instad of burning it, he keeps it.
Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have quality. And what does quality mean? To me it means texture. The book has pores. It has feature. This book can go under a microscope. You'd find life under the glass, streaming past infinite profusion, (Braudbery, 83
Montag gets home from buring the house and the woman, feeling guilty. He then asks Mildred how they met (which was about 10 years ago) and they both don't remember. Mildred then takes her sleeping pills and Montag counts how many pills are left in the bottle. He is worried about his wife and feeling more depressed and empty. Montag also begins to question whether he is in love with his wife or not, (craving intamacy with someone)
How did you get so empty? Who takes it out of you? And that awful flower the other day, the dandelion! It had summed up everything, haden't it? What a shame! You're not in love with anyone! And why not? (Bradubery, 44)
Captain Beatty comes to talk to Montag the day after he burned down the house and the woman. Makes a long speech about the history of firemen (which is wrong). He talks about how minorities found so many things offensive and objectable that people abandoned the debate and started to burn books. Captain Beatty also pretends to not see the book that Montag brought home, but he hints that Montag has 24 hours to return it.
Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. (Bradbury, 59)
Montag calls Faber and visits him because he feels that books can help him out of his innocence. He also feels that he can find his reasons of unhappiness. Faber decides to teach him about books and will read them to Montag. Faber dislikes television and technology because it is took invasive and conrolling, books allow you to think on your own and give you time to think.