Equality wanted to be a Scholar, but when he stepped up to get his life mandate the council said: " for the lips did not move as they said, Street Sweeper" (Rand, 26) . He is not mad about the decision, he feels like he had sinned because he wanted something.
Equality saw a girl in the field with the name of Liberty 5-300 he describes her as: " Thin as a blade of iron... Their hair golden as the sun." (Rand, 39), He thinks of her over the other women which is another sin to the society. Then one day they talk and he finds out she is 17.
I shall bring my box to the Scholars
Equality is continuing to get smarter and smarter. He keeps going into his tunnel and made a big discovery, He made a light bulb.
Why are you late, where have you been
Equality talks to Liberty and they tell each other the names they made for one another. They meet at the mile mark where they cannot cross,she gives him water from her hand and as he is drinking it he kisses her hand.
Equality decides to bring his light bulb invention to the scholars. He thinks after he gives it to them he will be excepted and become one of the scholars.
Equality was down in the tunnel and came back to the home of the street sweepers an hour late. he got caught and started getting lashed, at the Palace of Corrective Detention, until he tells where he was. He never told so he was taken a prison cells that he broke out of on the day of the Scholar meeting.