Equality ponders his thoughts and as he writes them in his journal he is having mixed feelings. He says to himself, "It is a sin to write this" (Rand 17).
You can tell that Equality was under a lot of stress when he kept exaggerating the actions of other people. He really wanted to be a Scholar, but his response when he heard differently was shocking, "We felt the cords of our neck grow tight as our head rose higher to look upon the faces of the Council, and we were happy" (Rand 26).
You can tell that Equality has grown a liking to a girl that he doesn't even know. It was almost love at first sight for him as he thought to himself, " Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt. Their hair was golden as the sun..."(Rand 39).
Equality had a very vivid memory of what happened to the Saint of Pyre. He recaptured those memories when he thought to himself, " As the chains were wound over their body at the stake, and a flame set to the pyre, the Transgressor looked upon the City" (Rand 50).
Equality was intrigued by his discovery. His experiment worked as he stated to himself, "We have seen the lightning strike it again and again" (Rand 53).
As Equality and Liberty were talking, Equality thought of the name that he gave to liberty, "Golden One". He was wondering what name she had given him and he was in shock as she announced her name to him, "Such thoughts as these are forbidden, Golden One. We looked into their eyes and we could not lie" (Rand 56).