Equality is given the occupation ¨Street Sweeper" by the Scholars. We know he is feeling gracious about the job, even though he wanted to become a Scholar, when he notes "We would accept our Life Mandate, and we would work for our brothers, gladly and willingly..." (Rand, 26).
Chapter 2- Jessica Peluso
Why is he smiling??
During Chapter 1, Equality discovers a tunnel, while working with International 4-8818 and Union 5-3992, and insists to go down. We know International was unsure about the hole when he proclaims, ¨...everything which is not permitted by law is forbidden¨ (Rand, 31). Equality continues to make many visits to this tunnel for the next two years.
Chapter 3- Jessica Peluso
When Equality first meets Liberty 5-3000, he immediately falls for her and gives her the nickname ¨Golden One¨. Equality finds himself breaking the law when he notes, ¨You are beautiful, Liberty 5-3000¨ (Rand, 42).
Chapter 4- Jessica Peluso
When Equality was ten years old, he witnessed a man put to death. This was the only man burned in front of everyone in the City for speaking the Unspeakable Word. Equality had noticed something strange and commented, ¨There was no pain in their eyes and no knowledge of the agony of their body. There was only joy in them, and pride...¨ (Rand, 51).
In chapter 3, Equality discovers the wonders of electricity. Equality feels most alive and free when learning and contributing to his knowledge and individuality. He is so proud of what he now possesses, he exclaims, ¨We forget all men, all laws and all things save our metals and our wires¨ (Rand, 54).
Equality finds himself, in the fields, speaking to Liberty once again. She offers him water and he accepts then she feeds it to him through her hands. However, we know it is more than this when Equality comments, ¨We only knew suddenly that their hands were empty, but we were still holding our lips to their hands, and that they knew it, but did not move¨ (Rand, 57).