The Council of vocations assigns everyone a job even if they don't like it. The men said "the law says that none among men nay be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and the root of evil" (pg.17).
on Equality 7-2521's free time he likes to make science experiments and one day he was messing around and connected two wires together and they lite up. he was so proud of him self that he figured our how to make light.
This is the corrective detention place where he sneaks out to go to the the council of scholars to present his experiment of making light.
Equality-300 went to the of Council of Scholars to show the science experiment and this is what they said "The council had decreed that you should be a street sweeper how dare you think that you could be of greater use to men than in sweeping streets" (pg. 69)
Equality 7-2521 is running to the forest after the council of scholars threatened him he jumped out of the window and ran far away. when he stopped he herd a noise and it was the golden one who had followed behind him.
The Golden One and Equality 7-2521 found an abandoned house so they lived there where no one could find them.