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A young man lives in a place where the word "I" does not


have meaning. It is a society where there are no


individuals. It is, however, a place where you strive to


serve your brothers. Equality 7-2521 was taught from birth


that the individual is not important. He is in a crazed


society where the only form of government is collectivism.


Equality, at age 21, has absolutely no freedom. He is a


a strong, tall young man who stands about six feet. However,


in this society, anyone who is six feet tall was considered


to be evil. His dream of going to the House of Scholars


is lost and he is sent to the Hose of Street Sweepers


instead. Here the rules are very strict. He is not allowed


to laugh or sing for any reason. These are a couple of


hardships that Equality has to face so far in this mixed up


society. His troubles get greater and greater until finally


he does something about it.


All through his life, Equality thinks he is not capable


of accomplishing anything. Through time though, he discovers


that he is capable of doing many things by himself and more


importantly that he is an individual. When he is in the


tunnel, he discovers a light. This provides him with the


confidence that he is able to do things. Other experiences,


such as falling in love with Liberty and seeing his


reflection in the pond also help him to believe in himself as


a strong individual.


Equality later realizes that he has commited sins as he


was growing up. He thinks by showing his invention to the


House of Scholars that he would be forgiven for his


wrongdoings. He hopes to show his invention to society and


find a way into the House of the Scholars. He also wants to


prove that being tall does not make you an evil individual.


He feels that he has sinned because he was sent to the Palace


of Corrective Detention when he did not reveal where he has


been. He wishes to be forgiven for being sent there. Even


though entering the tunnel is against the law, he feels that


he is going to discover things that would improve the society


that he is living in.


Equality tries to get the House of Scholars to accept


him for the last time. He finds out when and where they are


going to meet and devises a plan. He decides to escape from


the Palace of Corrective Detention and go to where the


meeting is being held.


He arrives at the Council of Scholars and look at him in


astonishment. The members are afraid at first because they


do not know exactly what Equality is presenting to them.


After they realize what it is that Equality is showing them,


they are very insulted that a mere street sweeper was


belittling their intelligence as Council members.


Upon hearing that his idea is rejected, he leaps out the


window and runs to the Uncharted Forest where no man


survives. He finds out that Liberty has followed him into


the forest. They come together and find an abandoned house.


They enter it and see things that they have never seen


before. They find clothes, 2 beds in one room, and one thing


that shocked them the most, a mirror. After looking at the


mirror, he now knows for sure that he is an individual. He


now understands that the word "I" that he had learned
from


the manuscripts of the Unmentionable Times has meaning. He


knows that he lives for himself and not for others. He


realizes that he is his own self and he determines his own


fate. He then changes his name to Promethus which is a Greek


God who stole the light of the 600\'s and gave it to man.


Promethus had suffered just as Equality had, and Equality


admired him very much and chose his name to be his own.


Liberty also changed her name. Equality gave her the name


Gaea after the Greek Goddess who was the mother of earth and


all the God\'s. Gaea becomes pregnant and they both decide to


raise their child as an individual and to never let it


experience the hardships they had faced in the crazed society


of Collectivism.


Equality makes it his duty to rescue the other friends


he had left behind. He feels that they deserve the same


freedom that he is now experiencing. He plans to "save all


men and women whose spirit has not been killed within them


and suffer under the yoke of brothers." Equality wants to


bring his friends to