In this scene Equality 7-2521 goes to the Temple of the World Council. Once Equality goes up to the Council they give him the job of the street sweeper. Even though he wanted to be a scholar he tells us, "we knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it."(Rand 26)
Here Equality 7-2521 watches Liberty 5-3000 from the road. He describes her being thin, having blonde hair, dark eyes, wearing a white tunic, and more. One day he gets enough courage to talk to her and gives her the nickname the Golden One.
Equality 7-2521 is in his tunnel when he makes his huge discovery of the light bulb. At first he's confused on what these things are but once he discovers what the light bulb can do he becomes happy that he discovered this so he then wants to tell everyone about it.
In this chapter Equality 7-2521 tells Liberty 5-3000 the nickname he has given her. He then gives her water and ends up kissing her hand. She is in such shock that he kissed her hand that she, "could not lower their hands."(Rand 58)
Here he creates a light bulb. He also discovers what he looks like in the reflection of the light bulb.
Equality 7-2521 is late from coming out of his tunnel, and is taken to the council for questioning. The council then decides to send Equality to the Palace of Corrective Detention for him to be whipped.