The fireman Montag meets curious Clarisse. They converse and she asks him if he's truly happy. Though it's an innocent question it causes Montag to deeply evaluate his life.
Firemen have started a fire in an old woman's house and instead of leaving the house she dies with her books.Montag ends up stealing a book.
Captian Betty finds out about the stolen book and tries to explain why they have been censored.Montag has found out that Captain Betty has memorized multiple verses of books even though his job is to destroy them