Fahrenheit 451

What does Captain Beatty say abuyt the quotation when they return to the firehouse, and what does the incident show?

Part 1: The Hearth and the Salamander

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“We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.” — Captain Beatty from Fahrenheit 451, and this incident shows the power of the state to suppress unique thought and action.