In this scene, we figure out that Equality 7-2521 is not allowed to write. In his society it is not okay for any man to know more than another. "It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see" (Rand 17).
Equality was always told that he had a curse. Just because he was smarter and wanted to know more about what he was learning. "It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head so quick" (Rand 21).
We are finally introduced to Liberty 5-3000. Equality 7-2521 is in awe and describes her in this scene. "Their body was straight and thin as a blade of iron. 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; their hair flew in the wind, shining and wild, as if it defied men to restrain it" (Rand 39).
Equality has just finished his first conversation with Liberty and is so overjoyed that he begins to sing. out loud. " 'We are singing because we are happy...' " (Rand 45).
Equality finds what we assume are light bulbs from how he describes it. He discovers electricity before his findings. "We found wires that led to strange little globes of glass on the walls; they contained threads of metals thinner than a spider's web" (Rand 54).
Equality and Liberty have now given each other nicknames. Once Equality shared his nickname for Liberty, she gave him his name: " 'The Unconquered' " (Rand 56).