In this chapter, Equality is assigned as a street sweeper by the council of vocations. He is happy because in the text he remarked, "we were happy. We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it.""
In this chapter, Equality meets Liberty and befriends her. They both talk to each other even though it is a sin to notice other women.
In this chapter, Equality discovers electricity and how lightning is created. He now figured out that he was taught incorrectly as a child because in the text he exclaimed, "This power defies all laws." (Rand 53)
In this chapter, Equality and Liberty meet again and tell each other the names they have given each other secretly. Liberty's name being, "The Golden One" and Equality's being, "The Unconquered."
In this chapter, Equality invents the light bulb. This discovery makes Equality a lot more confident and independent.
In this chapter, Equality is caught by the council and is forced to go to prison until he tells where he was yesterday. Then in the prison, Equality is whipped mercilessly in attempt to make him tell the truth.