Equality 7-2521 and International 4-8818 discovers a tunnel and believe that in the unmentionable times it was a railroad or a subway. Now both equality and International have a secret to keep from everybody else. While he is down in the tunnel he writes in his journal since writing is forbidden in this society. " It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down on paper" (Rand 17).
Once Equality reaches a certain age he is ASSIGNED a job to do for the rest of his life. Equality is hoping for a scholar but gets a street sweeper and is very disappointed and thinks he should have gotten a scholar because of his secret smarts.
I just wanted to say you are very beautiful!
After Equality is assigned his job of a street sweeper he has a daily routine that happens all day for the rest of his life. It also shows how the people in the society have a rough life to leave working for there society and doing what they are told. ¨We go to our beds and we sleep, till the bell rings again¨ (Rand 28)
Equality notices a girl named Liberty 5-3000 in a nearby field. Equality admires her for a couple days since it is a sin to interact or engage with people in different jobs. Equality takes it upon himself to name her the Golden one because of her golden hair.
After a couple of days Equality figures out a way to talk or communicate to each other. Equality is very adamant of how pretty the liberty is and mentions her hair and eyes. Eventually Equality builds up the courage to talk to the Golden one face to face instead of eye signals. " you are very beautiful, Liberty 5-3000" (Rand 42).
Equality starts to feel guilty for talking to Liberty as it is illegal to speak to the opposite gender and people with different jobs. Equality gets really anxious when people start making eye contact with him acting like they know what he did. Equality also starts to sing because he is happy from the talk with equality.