Study Guide

Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 2, Section 3

By Kurt Vonnegut

Chapter 2, Section 3

  • Billy gets electroshock therapy at a veteran's hospital and recovers from his breakdown.
  • He marries his fiancĂ©e, and his father-in-law sets him up in the optometry business in Ilium.
  • It turns out that Ilium has a special factory that requires all of its employees to buy a pair of safety glasses.
  • This is good business for Billy, who supplies all of the frames.