In the first chapter of The Anthem, the biggest thing to happen was when the main character Equality-25271 was given his job of being a "street sweeper". He addresses how he does not want this job because of him being smarter than everyone else (which is not allowed) but then accepts by saying "We know we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it.
Chapter 4 by Austyn Krok
In chapter two, Equality-25271 spotted a girl while working as a street sweeper. They later on break one of the rules and decide to talk to each other, no knowing that the girls name is Liberty-53000 and is 17 years old.
Chapter 5 by Austyn Krok
Equality discovers something that no one exists which is electricity. Equality realizes this and doesn't know what to do
Chapter 6 by Austyn Krok
Equality-25271 and Liberty-53000 start talking again after it has been a while. They give each other nicknames with Liberty's being The Golden One and Equality's is The Unconquered.
The Golden One
Equality works on his invention and creates a light. He is thrilled showing how he can help his town shine brighter.
Equality-25271 is being punished by whipping for telling where he went. After the whippings, he realizes that he has kept his secret and is proud for not quitting.