When Equality found the subway, instead of listening to Union and disobeying the council, he went on alone.
In an age whereto concept of electricity is foreign Equality rediscovered it with trial and error. It's not just electricity. He messed around with many different organisms, chemicals, and tools to better further his knowledge.
They lashed him a lot and he was in pain, but he had to show the scholars electricity.
Even though the Scholars were looking at the 'flaws' of Equality's finding he withstood his ground and even decided to let go of them.
In a society where you're supposed to survive as one with a group of people, Equality ventured on and did things in hs own way to survive in the forest.
Equity understood what he was reading. He comes from a society where there is no individualism and he understood what he was reading.