Equality was picked to be a street sweeper when he really wanted to be part of the Council of Scholars, "... for the lips of the of the oldest did not move as they said: 'Street Sweeper'" (Rand 26).
Not Telling the Location
Equality discovers the tunnel and does not share it with the Council. If he were to do this, everyone would find out about it and share it, "'We shall not report our find to the City Council'" (Rand 33).
Risking it All
Equality does experiments that are against the rules of the Council. He knows this and continues to do them anyway. "
Escaping for Freedom
Equality keeps his location discrete, pleasing himself has he did not betray his own secret. "'We will not tell you... Take our brother Equality 7-2521 to the Palace of Corrective Detention'" (Rand 63-64).
Equality risks his freedom again by going to the Council of Scholars meeting, at which he is not aloud to enter. "
Equality escapes the jail and go to live by himself in the Uncharted Forest. There, he will live the rest of his life alone and continue his experiments that he was not aloud to do in the city. "